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Music Schools in Tennessee

In 2018-2019, 745 students earned their Music degrees in TN.

In terms of popularity, Music is the 24th most popular major in the state out of a total 271 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Music Majors in Tennessee

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 530
Master’s Degree 102
Associate’s Degree 66
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 34
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 34
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 7
Post-Master’s Certificate 5
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 5
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1

Gender Distribution

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

Music Majors in TN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.4%
  • Black or African American: 10.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.7%
  • White: 73.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.8%
  • Other Races: 4.8%
Music Majors in TN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Music Grads in Tennessee

24,510 people in the state and 1,213,230 in the nation are employed in jobs related to music.

Music Jobs Nationwide vs. TN

Wages for Music Jobs in Tennessee

A typical salary for a music grad in the state is $56,040, compared to a typical salary of $63,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 45 colleges in Tennessee that offer music degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Belmont University

Nashville
128 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
8,260 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Graduates earn an average $34,600 after graduation. The 2.40% student loan default rate is lower than average.

83 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
21,631 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 95% of students receive it. The average student takes 4.71 years to complete their degree at Middle Tennessee State University. The full-time teacher rate is 77%.

79 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
28,894 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,900 a year. 94% of students get financical aid. The student loan default rate of 4.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

74 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
21,458 Total Students

The average student takes 4.74 years to complete their degree at UofM. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $13,048. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $31,700 after earning their degree at this institution.

57 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
12,824 Total Students

72% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Most students complete their degree in 4.07 years. This private institution charges an average net price of $20,253.

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
36% Graduation Rate
10,954 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. 99% of students get financical aid. The average student takes 4.66 years to complete their degree at Austin Peay State University.

28 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,284 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 95% of students receive it. This public school has an average net price of $7,117. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,500 a year.

#8

Lee University

Cleveland
24 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
5,386 Total Students

98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.20%.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
14,317 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.60%. 61% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.

#10

Lipscomb University

Nashville
16 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
4,620 Total Students

An average student at Lipscomb will pay a net price of $24,334. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,900 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.

Music Careers in TN

Some of the careers music majors go into include:

Job Title TN Job Growth TN Median Salary
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 13% $54,440
High School Teachers 9% $52,020
Music Directors and Composers 9% $0
Sound Engineering Technicians 8% $51,970
Musicians and Singers 6% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in TN
Arts & Media Management 654
Fine & Studio Arts 411
Design & Applied Arts 385
Drama & Theater Arts 243
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 236
General Visual & Performing Arts 56
Dance 5

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