Graduates earn 1,470 degrees, certificates from Berklee College of Music


About 93.2 percent of the 1,470 degrees and certificates handed out by Berklee College of Music in 2017-18 were to students in visual and performing arts programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the private not-for-profit institution in Boston conferred 1113 bachelor's degrees and 226 master's degrees in visual and performing arts programs.

But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in "other" music. Data shows the school gave out 500 bachelor's degrees in "other" music, followed by 178 bachelor's degrees in music technology and 157 bachelor's degrees in general music performance.

The college enrolled 6,762 students for 2017-18, including 6,282 in undergraduate programs and 480 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Music, Other
500
31
-
531
Music Performance, General
157
100
30
287
Music Technology
178
35
-
213
Music Management
147
34
-
181
Music Theory and Composition
63
4
1
68
Musical Theatre
39
12
-
51
Dance, General
23
-
-
23
Music, General
6
-
-
6
Music Pedagogy
-
6
-
6
Conducting
-
4
-
4
Visual and Performing Arts total
1,113
226
31
1,370
93.2
Music Therapy/Therapist
38
14
-
52
Health Professions and Related Programs total
38
14
-
52
3.5
Music Teacher Education
13
15
2
30
Education total
13
15
2
30
2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
13
-
-
13
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
13
-
-
13
0.9
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
5
-
-
5
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
5
-
-
5
0.3

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