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Best Music Schools In USA For 2020

Audio Assemble took the time to gather data on over 250 music schools around the united states. Browse in alphabetical order by state, and use the filters to find a school that interests you. Some of the aspects we took into consideration for our ranking include tuition, graduation rates, acceptance rates, degree programs offered, tuition changes, and more.

Be sure to check out our curated list for the best audio engineering schools and online music school degrees.

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# 226 with 11 total points

Institute of Production & Recording

4-year / Private / Minneapolis, MN
$20,858
213
54%
11:1
# 227 with 11 total points

Greensboro College

4-year / Private / Greensboro, NC
$18,500
1,037
44%
12:1

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# 228 with 11 total points

Southeastern Louisiana University

4-year / Public / Hammond, LA
$10,648
14,483
40%
22:1
# 229 with 11 total points

University of Central Oklahoma

4-year / Public / Edmond, OK
$7,753
16,428
38%
19:1
# 230 with 11 total points

Indiana State University

4-year / Public / Terre Haute, IN
$9,268
13,565
37%
21:1
# 231 with 11 total points

Shorter University

4-year / Private / Rome, GA
$22,370
1,507
37%
15:1
# 232 with 11 total points

Friends University

4-year / Private / Wichita, KS
$29,394
1,676
36%
11:1
# 233 with 11 total points

Campbellsville University

4-year / Private / Campbellsville, KY
$25,400
3,675
36%
13:1
# 234 with 11 total points

Bethel University – Tennessee

4-year / Private / McKenzie, TN
$17,010
5,975
35%
17:1
# 235 with 11 total points

University of Southern Maine

4-year / Public / Portland, ME
$9,850
7,855
34%
16:1
# 236 with 11 total points

Henderson State University

4-year / Public / Arkadelphia, AR
$8,811
3,551
34%
16:1
# 237 with 11 total points

East Central University

4-year / Public / Ada, OK
$6,810
4,160
34%
18:1
# 238 with 9 total points

Weber State University

4-year / Public / Ogden, UT
$6,963
26,809
32%
21:1
# 239 with 9 total points

Utah Valley University

4-year / Public / Orem, UT
$5,820
34,978
29%
22:1
# 240 with 9 total points

Southern University & A&M College

4-year / Public / Baton Rouge, LA
$9,602
5,877
29%
24:1
# 241 with 9 total points

West Virginia State University

4-year / Public / Institute, WV
$
3,514
29%
17:1
# 242 with 8 total points

Scottsdale Community College

2-year / Public / Scottsdale, AZ
$2,046
9,551
24%
18:1
# 243 with 8 total points

Bergen Community College

2-year / Public / Paramus, NJ
$8,263
14,519
22%
18:1
# 244 with 8 total points

Indiana University-Purdue University – Fort Wayne

4-year / Public / Fort Wayne, IN
$8,450
12,010
22%
17:1
# 245 with 8 total points

Salt Lake Community College

2-year / Public / Salt Lake City, UT
$3,906
29,901
21%
19:1
# 246 with 8 total points

Pellissippi State Community College

2-year / Public / Knoxville, TN
$4,374
10,244
19%
20:1
# 247 with 8 total points

Arapahoe Community College

2-year / Public / Littleton, CO
$3,677
10,261
18%
20:1
# 248 with 8 total points

Calhoun Community College

2-year / Public / Tanner, AL
$5,140
9,900
17%
24:1
# 249 with 8 total points

Portland Community College

2-year / Public / Portland, OR
$
28,494
16%
21:1
# 250 with 8 total points

Mott Community College

2-year / Public / Flint, MI
$5,126
8,013
16%
19:1

FAQs

How Much Is Tuition For Music School?

Tuition varies per institution with a number of contributing factors, including residency, private versus public institutions, university reputation, quality of the degree, and more. Based on the data we accumulated the tuition range of the music schools on our list there is a wide range of between $2,725 and $58,195 for 4-year institutions.

Do I Need To Know How To Read Music To Apply?

Each university has its own requirements for general acceptance criteria when applying. Depending on the program and degree path you are interested in, you may be required to have advanced music abilities. That being said, not all schools require the ability to read music or play sheet music.

Is It Possible To Earn My Degree Online?

Some music universities offer an online music degree path. Here is a list of current colleges offering online music degrees.