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2023 Music Students

There are about 81,395 students enrolled in Music in the USA.

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College is a fabulously meaningful investment in one's life; it's an occasion for personal progress and evolution. Undergrads attempt to learn what they hope to do with their lives and develop the required skills to be a thriving member of society. But learning is more than what one learns in a classroom environment - the campus dialogue, the life lesson learned from an eccentric instructor, the exposure to a different way of thinking. As such, finding a diverse college vastly enhances what you gain from your time at college.

Music is a slightly more racially diverse major than average*. 55% of America's Music majors are white students, followed by students of other races**(24%), latino students (10%), and asian students (8%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo&nbspin San Luis Obispo, CA.

Additionally, Music is diverse with respect to sex, with 47% of students majoring in Music identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Another substantial type of diversity is economic diversity. Unfortunately, Music is one of the US' least economically diverse subjects (Bottom 23%). 33% of its majors come from homes that take home above $110,000 a year, 15% are from families with $48,000 to $75,000 annual incomes, and 23% grew up in homes who bring in less than $30,000 a year. University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the most economically diverse institution in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Music. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 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: 8%

  • Black: 3%

  • Latino: 10%

  • White: 55%

  • Other: 24%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 53%

  • Female: 47%

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

  • 30k - 48k: 14%

  • 48k - 75k: 15%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 33%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 59%

  • Out of State: 32%

  • International: 9%

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