Curtis Institute of Music

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2022 Average Net Price
$20,005
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.45%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
9.66%
414 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
151
100% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
91.7%
11 Graduates

About

Curtis Institute of Music is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Curtis Institute of Music were General Music Performance (38 degrees awarded) and Music Theory & Composition (1 degrees).

In 2022, 62 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Curtis Institute of Music. 50% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (24 degrees), 2.18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (11 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,005.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Curtis Institute of Music received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 28% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$20,005
2022 Value
5.28%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Curtis Institute of Music had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,005. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Curtis Institute of Music grew by 5.28%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,987
Room and Board
$4,750
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Curtis Institute of Music was of $16,987 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 8% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $4,750. The cost of books and supplies increased by 25.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
28%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Curtis Institute of Music received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.45%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Curtis Institute of Music was 3.45%, which represents 2 out of the 58 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Curtis Institute of Music received 414 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 80.8% annual growth. Out of those 414 applicants, 40 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 9.66% acceptance rate.

There were 151 students enrolled at Curtis Institute of Music in 2022.

Curtis Institute of Music has an overall enrollment yield of 82.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

9.66%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
40
Accepted Out of 414

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Curtis Institute of Music was 9.66% (40 admissions from 414 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 4.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 80.8%, while admissions grew by 264%..

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Enrollment

Curtis Institute of Music had a total enrollment of 151 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Curtis Institute of Music is 151 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Curtis Institute of Music are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Curtis Institute of Music, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.7% White, 13.2% Asian, 3.31% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.99% Black or African American.

Students enrolled at Curtis Institute of Music in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (22.3%), followed by White Female (15.5%) and Asian Female (6.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (27.1%), followed by White Female (22.9%) and Asian Female (8.33%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Curtis Institute of Music in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 151 students. The full-time enrollment at Curtis Institute of Music is 151 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Curtis Institute of Music are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

100%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Curtis Institute of Music was 100%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Curtis Institute of Music had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    63 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    20 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    5 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Curtis Institute of Music is 41.7% White, 13.2% Asian, 3.31% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.99% Black or African American. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 0 more women than men received degrees from Curtis Institute of Music. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Curtis Institute of Music is white (24 degrees awarded). There were 2.18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (11 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Curtis Institute of Music is General Music Performance (38 degrees awarded), followed by Music Theory & Composition (1 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Curtis Institute of Music, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (62 degrees awarded).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Curtis Institute of Music are Graphic designers (92,580 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (79,338 people), Other managers (75,955 people), Other designers (56,534 people), and Postsecondary teachers (55,898 people).

The most specialized majors at Curtis Institute of Music in 2022 are Visual & Performing Arts (62 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Curtis Institute of Music are Physicians, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Economists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Curtis Institute of Music are Visual & Performing Arts (62 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Curtis Institute of Music are Elementary & secondary schools (175,537 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (120,978 people), Computer Systems Design (72,111 people), Specialized design services (58,214 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (47,269 people).

The most specialized majors at Curtis Institute of Music are Visual & Performing Arts (62 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Curtis Institute of Music.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 38 degrees awarded
  2. 1 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Curtis Institute of Music was General Music Performance with 38 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

31
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
31
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Curtis Institute of Music, which is 1 times approximately the same the number of degrees awarded to females (31).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Curtis Institute of Music in General Music Performance, which is 0.9 times less than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Curtis Institute of Music in General Music Performance, which is 1.11 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

56%
100% Completion Time
94%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 56% of students graduating from Curtis Institute of Music completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 94% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 94% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Curtis Institute of Music is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    24 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    11 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Curtis Institute of Music is white (24 degrees awarded). There were 2.18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (11 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    17 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    7 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Curtis Institute of Music is white male (17 degrees awarded). There were 2.43 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (7 degrees).

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Operations

Curtis Institute of Music has an endowment valued at nearly $224M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 9.76M (4.35%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Curtis Institute of Music had a total salary expenditure of 24.8M. Curtis Institute of Music employs 34 No academic ranks. Most academics at Curtis Institute of Music are Male No academic rank (20), and Female No academic rank (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Curtis Institute of Music are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 21 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 17 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 11 employees.

Endowment

$224M
2022 Endowment
12.3%
decline from 2021

Curtis Institute of Music has an endowment valued at about $224M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Curtis Institute of Music declined 12.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $213M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$10.3M
2022 Salaries
1.26%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Curtis Institute of Music paid a median of $10.3M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($24.8M) and a 1.26% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.49M
Instructional Salaries
34
Number of Employees

In 2022, Curtis Institute of Music paid a total of $2.49M to 34 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
34 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
21 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Curtis Institute of Music was No academic rank with 34 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Curtis Institute of Music were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 21 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 17 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Curtis Institute of Music was Male No academic rank with 20 employees, and Female No academic rank with 14 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Curtis Institute of Music.

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