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Music Schools in Washington

In 2018-2019, 463 students earned their Music degrees in WA.

In terms of popularity, Music is the 55th most popular major in the state out of a total 306 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Music Majors in Washington

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 213
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 125
Master’s Degree 56
Associate’s Degree 55
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 14
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 14
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 14

Gender Distribution

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

Music Majors in WA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.5%
  • Black or African American: 1.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.0%
  • White: 65.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.7%
  • Other Races: 13.2%
Music Majors in WA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Music Grads in Washington

In this state, there are 17,680 people employed in jobs related to a music degree, compared to 1,213,230 nationwide.

Music Jobs Nationwide vs. WA

Wages for Music Jobs in Washington

In this state, music grads earn an average of $67,550. Nationwide, they make an average of $63,500.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 28 colleges in Washington that offer music degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

159 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,949 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $6,293. In their early career, Shoreline Community College grads earn an average salary of $32,900.

55 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
47,400 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 79% are considered full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $12,001. Of all the students who attend this school, 61% get financial aid.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
12,342 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 72% are considered full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.80%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 90% of students receive it.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
31,478 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 90% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 79% are considered full time. In their early career, Wazzu grads earn an average salary of $40,600.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
16,121 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,439. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,400 after earning their degree at this institution.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
3,207 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.20 years. 64% of the teachers are full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,200 after earning their degree at this institution.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
625 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $34,448. The student loan default rate of 2.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 7 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
12,633 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $34,600 after earning their degree at this institution. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $12,150. It takes the average student 4.71 years to graduate.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
1,321 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $34,400 after graduation. 25% of the teachers are full time. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $26,932.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
2,666 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. The student loan default rate is 1.10% which is lower than average.

Music Careers in WA

Some of the careers music majors go into include:

Job Title WA Job Growth WA Median Salary
Sound Engineering Technicians 30% $72,970
High School Teachers 18% $68,740
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 18% $61,280
Musicians and Singers 7% $0
Music Directors and Composers 4% $60,380

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

Major Annual Graduates in WA
Design & Applied Arts 635
Fine & Studio Arts 434
Drama & Theater Arts 251
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 148
Dance 68
Arts & Media Management 41
Other Visual Art 21
General Visual & Performing Arts 5

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