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Music Schools in South Carolina

In 2018-2019, 265 students earned their Music degrees in SC.

A Music major is the 56th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Music Majors in South Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 185
Master’s Degree 41
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 19
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 19
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 19
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 17
Post-Master’s Certificate 3
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 3

Gender Distribution

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

Music Majors in SC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of music majors in South Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.3%
  • Black or African American: 10.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.3%
  • White: 72.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.4%
  • Other Races: 2.6%
Music Majors in SC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Music Grads in South Carolina

In this state, there are 16,850 people employed in jobs related to a music degree, compared to 1,213,230 nationwide.

Music Jobs Nationwide vs. SC

Wages for Music Jobs in South Carolina

In this state, music grads earn an average of $53,700. Nationwide, they make an average of $63,500.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 23 colleges in South Carolina that offer music degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

115 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
34,795 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.30 years. In their early career, UofSC grads earn an average salary of $38,000. This public school has an average net price of $19,219.

#2

Furman University

Greenville
30 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
2,947 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 94% get financial aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,400 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate of 2.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#3

Bob Jones University

Greenville
20 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
3,005 Total Students

13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.18 years.

#4

College of Charleston

Charleston
14 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
10,783 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.10%. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $18,783.

#5

Winthrop University

Rock Hill
12 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
5,813 Total Students

In their early career, Winthrop grads earn an average salary of $30,200. Most students complete their degree in 4.35 years. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
6,175 Total Students

The average student takes 4.52 years to complete their degree at USC Upstate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 51% are considered full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,506.

#6

Converse College

Spartanburg
11 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
1,380 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $26,400 after graduation.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
10,641 Total Students

A typical student attending Coastal Carolina University will pay a net price of $16,188. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

#9

Claflin University

Orangeburg
8 Degrees in Major Awarded
16% Graduation Rate
2,172 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.35 years. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,300 a year.

#10

Lander University

Greenwood
6 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
3,044 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.42 years to graduate. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,083. Graduates earn an average $29,100 after graduation.

Music Careers in SC

Some of the careers music majors go into include:

Job Title SC Job Growth SC Median Salary
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 14% $56,740
High School Teachers 9% $53,320
Sound Engineering Technicians 8% $47,230
Music Directors and Composers 6% $53,150
Musicians and Singers 6% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in SC
Fine & Studio Arts 386
Design & Applied Arts 345
Drama & Theater Arts 175
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 115
Arts & Media Management 96
Dance 33
Other Visual Art 25
General Visual & Performing Arts 6

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