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Music Schools in Texas

2,249 Music students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Music is the 31st most popular major in the state out of a total 312 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Music Majors in Texas

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,202
Master’s Degree 442
Associate’s Degree 313
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 153
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 153
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 153
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 92
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 92
Post-Master’s Certificate 43
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 43
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 4

Gender Distribution

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

Music Majors in TX Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.2%
  • Black or African American: 6.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 27.1%
  • White: 48.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 8.3%
  • Other Races: 6.6%
Music Majors in TX Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Music Grads in Texas

119,920 people in the state and 1,213,230 in the nation are employed in jobs related to music.

Music Jobs Nationwide vs. TX

Wages for Music Jobs in Texas

A typical salary for a music grad in the state is $59,810, compared to a typical salary of $63,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 103 colleges in Texas that offer music degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

332 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
38,241 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.57 years to graduate. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.40%. 26 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

154 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
51,832 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 65% get financial aid. The student loan default rate is 2.60% which is lower than average.

116 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
38,209 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.52 years. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $42,200 a year. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

105 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
46,324 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.10%. The full-time teacher rate is 82%. The average student takes 4.71 years to complete their degree at UH.

#5

Rice University

Houston
102 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
7,124 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $56,600 after graduation. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $20,879. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

92 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
38,644 Total Students

The average student takes 4.62 years to complete their degree at Texas State. A typical student attending Texas State will pay a net price of $15,629. 22 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

78 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
11,649 Total Students

The average student takes 4.15 years to complete their degree at SMU. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $54,300 after earning their degree at this institution. The 2.70% student loan default rate is lower than average.

75 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
13,144 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $12,951. It takes the average student 4.54 years to graduate. The 8.20% student loan default rate is lower than average.

65 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
10,918 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. This private institution charges an average net price of $37,513. The 3.70% student loan default rate is lower than average.

63 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
17,217 Total Students

In their early career, Baylor grads earn an average salary of $42,600. The student loan default rate of 3.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 78% are considered full time.

63 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
32,264 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 83% get financial aid. The student loan default rate of 6.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. It takes the average student 4.82 years to graduate.

Music Careers in TX

Some of the careers music majors go into include:

Job Title TX Job Growth TX Median Salary
High School Teachers 21% $57,800
Musicians and Singers 16% $0
Music Directors and Composers 16% $58,340
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 15% $67,000

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

Major Annual Graduates in TX
Fine & Studio Arts 2,041
Design & Applied Arts 1,784
Drama & Theater Arts 920
General Visual & Performing Arts 332
Dance 221
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 183
Arts & Media Management 179

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