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2023 Music Theory and Composition Students

There are about 3,660 students enrolled in Music Theory and Composition in the USA.

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College often is an especially significant investment in one's life; it's a chance for individual progress and development. Undergrads begin to capture what they are capable of and develop many of the required skills to be a successful member of society. But learning isn't entirely confined to the classroom - the discussions one has with his peers, the wild anecdote learned from an eccentric professor, the exposure to a different frame of mind. Therefore, finding a diverse college greatly enhances what you gain from your time in university.

Music Theory and Composition is a slightly more racially diverse major than average*. 59% of the United States' Music Theory and Composition majors are white students, followed by students of other races**(24%), latino students (11%), and asian students (3%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is Biola University&nbspin La Mirada, CA.

Additionally, Music Theory and Composition significatly skews male, with nearly 70% of students majoring in Music Theory and Composition identifying as men. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is Biola University in La Mirada, CA.

Another substantial type of diversity is class diversity. Music Theory and Composition is around the median for class diversity (46th percentile). 30% of its majors come from families with $110,000 plus annual incomes, 17% are from upper income homes, and 23% grew up in households with a sub $30,000 yearly income. University of North Texas is the most economically diverse college in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Music Theory and Composition. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the University Athletic Association is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 3%

  • Black: 3%

  • Latino: 11%

  • White: 59%

  • Other: 24%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 71%

  • Female: 29%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 23%

  • 30k - 48k: 14%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 17%

  • Over 110k: 30%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 57%

  • Out of State: 35%

  • International: 7%

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