Best Music Colleges in California

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in California that offer Music degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 152 Music schools located within California. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Music Colleges in California for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Stanford University Stanford, CA

Stanford University offers 4 Music Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 34 students graduated in the study area of Music with students earning 16 Bachelor's degrees, 13 Master's degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 64 Reviews
2 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

University of California-Los Angeles offers 3 Music Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 58 students graduated in the study area of Music with students earning 32 Bachelor's degrees, 15 Master's degrees, and 11 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 88 Reviews
3 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
UC Berkeley

University of California-Berkeley offers 4 Music Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 52 students graduated in the study area of Music with students earning 38 Bachelor's degrees, 10 Doctoral degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.

Based on 140 Reviews
4 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California offers 1 Music Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 23 students graduated in the study area of Music with students earning 23 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
5 University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA

University of California-San Diego offers 4 Music Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 27 students graduated in the study area of Music with students earning 15 Bachelor's degrees, 6 Master's degrees, and 6 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews
6 University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA

University of California-Santa Barbara offers 4 Music Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 39 students graduated in the study area of Music with students earning 22 Bachelor's degrees, 9 Doctoral degrees, and 8 Master's degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
7 University of California-Davis Davis, CA

University of California-Davis offers 4 Music Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 30 students graduated in the study area of Music with students earning 28 Bachelor's degrees, 2 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 92 Reviews
8 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA

Pepperdine University offers 2 Music Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 9 students graduated in the study area of Music with students earning 9 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
9 University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA

University of California-Irvine offers 2 Music Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 11 students graduated in the study area of Music with students earning 6 Master's degrees, and 5 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
10 Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University offers 2 Music Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 6 students graduated in the study area of Music with students earning 6 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews

List of all Music Colleges in California

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Stanford University Stanford University Stanford, CA
5/5
6 : 1 16,980
University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
12 : 1 41,908
University of California-Berkeley University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
21 : 1 38,189
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
University of California-San Diego University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA
3/5
15 : 1 32,906
University of California-Santa Barbara University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
3/5
24 : 1 23,497
University of California-Davis University of California-Davis Davis, CA
3/5
15 : 1 35,186
Pepperdine University Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
5/5
16 : 1 7,632
University of California-Irvine University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA
3/5
17 : 1 30,836
Santa Clara University Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
5/5
14 : 1 8,680
Occidental College Occidental College Los Angeles, CA
5/5
11 : 1 2,023
Pomona College Pomona College Claremont, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,663
University of California-Riverside University of California-Riverside Riverside, CA
3/5
24 : 1 21,385
University of San Diego University of San Diego San Diego, CA
5/5
15 : 1 8,251
Chapman University Chapman University Orange, CA
5/5
14 : 1 8,305
Claremont McKenna College Claremont McKenna College Claremont, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,349
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
3/5
23 : 1 20,944
Loyola Marymount University Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
5/5
13 : 1 9,392
San Diego State University San Diego State University San Diego, CA
2/5
31 : 1 34,254
Harvey Mudd College Harvey Mudd College Claremont, CA
5/5
8 : 1 825
Azusa Pacific University Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA
5/5
14 : 1 9,975
University of the Pacific University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
5/5
12 : 1 6,281
California State University-Fullerton California State University-Fullerton Fullerton, CA
2/5
30 : 1 38,948
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Pomona, CA
2/5
31 : 1 23,717
California State University-Fresno California State University-Fresno Fresno, CA
2/5
27 : 1 24,136

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California Schools offering online Music degrees

Online Music degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 4 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Music degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Foothill College 0 4 0 0 0
San Joaquin Delta College 0 2 0 0 0
How many California schools offer online Music degrees?
  • 2 Associate's

What Music degree programs were earned in California?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 85 Colleges 379 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 65 Colleges 829 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 22 Colleges 49 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 8 Colleges 50 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 22 Colleges 133 Graduates
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