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Music Schools in Pennsylvania

1,077 students earned Music degrees in Pennsylvania in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Music is the 51st most popular major in the state out of a total 328 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Music Majors in Pennsylvania

Music majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 725
Master’s Degree 219
Post-Master’s Certificate 77
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 77
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 24
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 24
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 24
Associate’s Degree 17
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 13
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 2
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 2

Gender Distribution

In Pennsylvania, a music major is more popular with men than with women.

Music Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of music majors in Pennsylvania is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.7%
  • Black or African American: 4.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.2%
  • White: 70.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 10.7%
  • Other Races: 5.3%
Music Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Music Grads in Pennsylvania

In this state, there are 57,180 people employed in jobs related to a music degree, compared to 1,213,230 nationwide.

Music Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Music Jobs in Pennsylvania

A typical salary for a music grad in the state is $46,010, compared to a typical salary of $63,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 61 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer music degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

118 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
17,527 Total Students

The 4.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. In their early career, WCUPA grads earn an average salary of $37,900. The full-time teacher rate is 70%.

114 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
14,029 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 59% of students receive it. It takes the average student 4.19 years to graduate. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.

#3

Temple University

Philadelphia
112 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
39,740 Total Students

The average student takes 4.44 years to complete their degree at Temple. This public school has an average net price of $23,536. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $39,100 a year.

#4

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh
65 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
9,274 Total Students

100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The average student takes 4.13 years to complete their degree at Duquesne. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $48,700 a year.

54 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
46,810 Total Students

A typical student attending Penn State University Park will pay a net price of $30,996. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 65% of students receive it.

53 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
11,483 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.37 years to graduate. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $31,600 a year. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 66% are considered full time.

52 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
7,746 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $21,923. The student loan default rate of 6.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 90% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

46 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
1,914 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 8 to 1. The student loan default rate is 8.20% which is lower than average.

45 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
171 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 3%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 2 to 1. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#10

Messiah University

Mechanicsburg
43 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
3,375 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $37,000 after earning their degree at this institution. This private school has an average net price of $26,919. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 54% are considered full time.

Music Careers in PA

Some of the careers music majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 9% $72,070
Sound Engineering Technicians 9% $39,960
High School Teachers 6% $62,990
Music Directors and Composers 1% $40,630
Musicians and Singers 1% $0

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to music.

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Fine & Studio Arts 1,374
Design & Applied Arts 1,272
Drama & Theater Arts 751
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 622
Dance 260
Arts & Media Management 229
General Visual & Performing Arts 176
Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry 24

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