Best Music colleges in the U.S. 2021

Have you ever met someone who thinks in A minor and speaks in G sharp? They can break down every part of a song while telling you who wrote it, where it was recorded and how they did it? They often operate on the “music is life” mantra. Is that person you? If so, you should consider earning a degree in Music and turning your love of music into a music career.

Those with a degree in Music can explore many different career options. If music is your true passion and you want to share its importance to the masses, consider teaching, ensemble or solo performance, music engineering, music therapy, sound technician, a career in radio or broadcasting, or theater stage manager. The list goes on!

Best Music colleges in the U.S. for 2021

Yale University
New Haven, CT
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Yale University offers 5 Music, General degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 113 Music, General students graduated with students earning 89 Master's degrees, 14 Bachelor's degrees, 8 Doctoral degrees, and 2 Certificates.

University of North Texas offers 4 Music, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 113 Music, General students graduated with students earning 99 Bachelor's degrees, 7 Master's degrees, and 7 Doctoral degrees.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 4 Music, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 111 Music, General students graduated with students earning 47 Doctoral degrees, 39 Master's degrees, 23 Bachelor's degrees, and 2 Certificates.

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities offers 3 Music, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 93 Music, General students graduated with students earning 35 Bachelor's degrees, 31 Doctoral degrees, and 27 Master's degrees.

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Columbia University in the City of New York offers 4 Music, General degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 42 Music, General students graduated with students earning 23 Bachelor's degrees, 14 Master's degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.

University of Memphis
Memphis, TN

University of Memphis offers 5 Music, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 55 Music, General students graduated with students earning 27 Bachelor's degrees, 20 Master's degrees, 7 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificate.

The University of Texas at Austin offers 3 Music, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 124 Music, General students graduated with students earning 43 Bachelor's degrees, 41 Doctoral degrees, and 40 Master's degrees.

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa offers 3 Music, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 96 Music, General students graduated with students earning 37 Bachelor's degrees, 30 Master's degrees, and 29 Doctoral degrees.

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama offers 3 Music, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 92 Music, General students graduated with students earning 56 Bachelor's degrees, 18 Master's degrees, and 18 Doctoral degrees.

University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

University of Kansas offers 4 Music, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 84 Music, General students graduated with students earning 28 Master's degrees, 28 Doctoral degrees, 24 Bachelor's degrees, and 4 Certificates.

List of all Music colleges in the U.S.

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Yale University Logo Yale University New Haven, CT
5/5
11 : 1 13,609
University of North Texas Logo University of North Texas Denton, TX
3/5
34 : 1 39,336
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Logo University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
4/5
22 : 1 51,605
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Logo University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
4/5
21 : 1 51,327
Columbia University in the City of New York Logo Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
5/5
19 : 1 31,456
University of Memphis Logo University of Memphis Memphis, TN
3/5
24 : 1 21,685
The University of Texas at Austin Logo The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
3/5
20 : 1 51,090
University of Iowa Logo University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
3/5
23 : 1 31,240
The University of Alabama Logo The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
3/5
25 : 1 38,100
University of Kansas Logo University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
3/5
21 : 1 27,552
University of California-Los Angeles Logo University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
21 : 1 44,371
University of Arizona Logo University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
3/5
24 : 1 44,577
University of California-Berkeley Logo University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
24 : 1 43,185
University of Florida Logo University of Florida Gainesville, FL
2/5
21 : 1 52,407
University of Houston Logo University of Houston Houston, TX
3/5
30 : 1 46,148
Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
3/5
23 : 1 38,742
University of Utah Logo University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
3/5
20 : 1 32,852
University of Northern Colorado Logo University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO
3/5
27 : 1 12,930
Ohio State University-Main Campus Logo Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus, OH
3/5
27 : 1 61,391
University of Massachusetts-Lowell Logo University of Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell, MA
4/5
28 : 1 18,352