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Undergraduate Certificates in Music

332 Yearly Graduations
$17,950 Median Salary
$9,500 Median Debt
There are 58 schools in the United States where you can get your undergraduate certificate in music. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 32 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 18.4% of music graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Music Majors

In 2018-2019, 332 earned their undergraduate certificate in music. This makes it the 75th most popular undergraduate certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in music at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 15,747
Master’s Degree 6,038
Associate’s Degree 2,436
Doctor’s Degree 1,402
Graduate Certificate 572
Basic Certificate 441
Undergraduate Certificate 332

Earnings of Music Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in music is $17,950. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $14,725 to a high of $21,175.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in music is $9,500. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $26,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $9,500.

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The median monthly payment of a music graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $99.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificates in music. About 67.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 224
Women 108
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Music

The racial-ethnic distribution of music undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 15
Black or African American 40
Hispanic or Latino 39
White 152
International Students 61
Other Races/Ethnicities 25
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Music Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 58 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in music. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Musicians Institute

Hollywood, California
48 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for music students seekingan undergraduate certificate is Musicians Institute. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. The music program at Musicians Institute awarded 48 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 4% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#2

Cedar Valley College

Lancaster, Texas
45 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cedar Valley College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in music. Each year, around 8,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 undergraduate certificates were handed out to music majors at Cedar Valley College. Around 69% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 11% were women.

#3

South Plains College

Levelland, Texas
37 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Plains College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in music. Each year, around 9,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 undergraduate certificates were handed out to music majors at South Plains College. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

34 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for music majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Atlanta Institute of Music and Media. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The music program at Atlanta Institute of Music and Media awarded 34 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 15% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco, California
30 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Francisco Conservatory of Music is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in music. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $46,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,350 per year.

The music program at San Francisco Conservatory of Music awarded 30 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Nashville State Community College

Nashville, Tennessee
20 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for music majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Nashville State Community College. Roughly 7,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 undergraduate certificates were handed out to music majors at Nashville State Community College. About 10% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
18 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for music majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is University of Florida. Roughly 52,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their undergraduate certificate in music from UF. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

17 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY Schenectady County Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in music. Each year, around 4,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The music program at SUNY Schenectady County Community College awarded 17 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 24% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Oberlin College

Oberlin, Ohio
14 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oberlin College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in music. Each year, around 2,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,976 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,988 per year.

The music program at Oberlin College awarded 14 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

10 Yearly Graduations
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New School of Radio and Television is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in music. The music program at New School of Radio and Television awarded 10 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#10

Columbia State Community College

Columbia, Tennessee
10 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbia State Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in music. Each year, around 6,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The music program at Columbia State Community College awarded 10 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 70% were women.

#12

Panola College

Carthage, Texas
9 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for music majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Panola College. Each year, around 2,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The music program at Panola College awarded 9 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 67% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

La Sierra University

Riverside, California
7 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

La Sierra University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in music. Each year, around 2,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,580 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,140 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their undergraduate certificate in music from La Sierra. Around 86% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

#14

Longy School of Music of Bard College

Cambridge, Massachusetts
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Longy School of Music of Bard College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in music. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $43,750 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $43,750 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their undergraduate certificate in music from Longy. Of these students, 60% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Visible Music College

Memphis, Tennessee
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Visible Music College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in music. The music program at Visible Music College awarded 4 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

The Collective School Of Music

New York, New York
3 Yearly Graduations

The Collective School Of Music is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in music. The music program at The Collective School Of Music awarded 3 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#16

Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier City, Louisiana
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bossier Parish Community College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in music. Each year, around 6,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 undergraduate certificates were handed out to music majors at Bossier Parish Community College. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

#18

Oakland Community College

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oakland Community College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in music. Each year, around 15,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their undergraduate certificate in music from Oakland Community College. Of these students, 50% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Lewis and Clark Community College

Godfrey, Illinois
2 Yearly Graduations

Lewis and Clark Community College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in music. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 undergraduate certificates were handed out to music majors at Lewis and Clark Community College.

#18

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 18th most popular school in the country for music majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Yale University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $43,300 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their undergraduate certificate in music from Yale. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to music that offer undergraduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Fine & Studio Arts 6,189
Design & Applied Arts 2,329
Drama & Theater Arts 809
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 766
General Visual & Performing Arts 111

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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