Best Colleges with Music Performance Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in Music Performance, you'll find there is a large range of degrees that can be earned. A major in Music Performance is a very popular major and is offered at a wide variety of colleges and universities, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Music Performance degrees is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. You can find more information about a Music Performance degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Music Performance.

The Best Music Performance Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University offers 5 Music Performance Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 168 students graduated in the study area of Music Performance with students earning 75 Master's degrees, 63 Bachelor's degrees, 24 Certificates degrees, and 6 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews
2 Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington, IN

Indiana University-Bloomington offers 4 Music Performance Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 307 students graduated in the study area of Music Performance with students earning 168 Master's degrees, 91 Bachelor's degrees, 45 Doctoral degrees, and 3 Certificates degrees.

Based on 112 Reviews
3 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 4 Music Performance Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 146 students graduated in the study area of Music Performance with students earning 70 Master's degrees, 53 Bachelor's degrees, 20 Doctoral degrees, and 3 Certificates degrees.

Based on 128 Reviews
4 New York University New York, NY

New York University offers 5 Music Performance Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 129 students graduated in the study area of Music Performance with students earning 72 Master's degrees, 51 Bachelor's degrees, 6 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 60 Reviews
5 Boston University Boston, MA

Boston University offers 5 Music Performance Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 141 students graduated in the study area of Music Performance with students earning 64 Master's degrees, 37 Bachelor's degrees, 28 Doctoral degrees, and 12 Certificates degrees.

Based on 104 Reviews
6 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California offers 4 Music Performance Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 60 students graduated in the study area of Music Performance with students earning 27 Certificates degrees, 27 Bachelor's degrees, 6 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
7 Northwestern University Evanston, IL

Northwestern University offers 7 Music Performance Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 46 students graduated in the study area of Music Performance with students earning 30 Master's degrees, 16 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
8 Oberlin College Oberlin, OH

Oberlin College offers 5 Music Performance Degree programs. It's a small private university in a outlying town. In 2015, 123 students graduated in the study area of Music Performance with students earning 116 Bachelor's degrees, 5 Certificates degrees, and 2 Master's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
9 Yale University New Haven, CT

Yale University offers 1 Music Performance Degree program. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 24 students graduated in the study area of Music Performance with students earning 24 Certificates degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
10 Harvard University Cambridge, MA

Harvard University offers 1 Music Performance Degree program. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 4 students graduated in the study area of Music Performance with students earning 4 Master's degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews

List of Music Performance Schools in the U.S.

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Degree Levels
  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Certificates
  • Doctoral
  • Master's
Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
Control Type
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  • Public
School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
5/5
6 : 1 22,686
Indiana University-Bloomington Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington, IN
3/5
23 : 1 48,514
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
3/5
7 : 1 43,651
New York University New York University New York, NY
5/5
8 : 1 50,027
Boston University Boston University Boston, MA
5/5
11 : 1 32,158
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
Northwestern University Northwestern University Evanston, IL
5/5
10 : 1 21,655
University Logo Oberlin College Oberlin, OH
5/5
9 : 1 2,929
Yale University Yale University New Haven, CT
5/5
5 : 1 12,385
Harvard University Harvard University Cambridge, MA
5/5
14 : 1 29,652
University of Rochester University of Rochester Rochester, NY
5/5
6 : 1 11,105
Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
5/5
11 : 1 12,963
University of Miami University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
5/5
11 : 1 16,825
University of North Texas University of North Texas Denton, TX
3/5
31 : 1 37,299
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
3/5
17 : 1 29,084
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
3/5
17 : 1 36,042
Southern Methodist University Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
5/5
14 : 1 11,643
Berklee College of Music Berklee College of Music Boston, MA
5/5
14 : 1 5,289
Florida State University Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
2/5
25 : 1 40,830
Manhattan School of Music Manhattan School of Music New York, NY
5/5
7 : 1 998
The University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
3/5
18 : 1 50,950
University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI
3/5
12 : 1 42,716
Michigan State University Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
3/5
18 : 1 50,538
University of Colorado Boulder University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO
3/5
20 : 1 33,056
Temple University Temple University Philadelphia, PA
4/5
15 : 1 38,007

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Getting a Music Performance Degree Online

Schools offering online Music Performance degrees

Online Music Performance degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 137 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Music Performance 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
Berklee College of Music 22 0 115 0 0
Kent State University at Kent 0 0 0 15 0
The Baptist College of Florida 0 0 7 1 0
Judson College 0 0 4 0 0
New Mexico State University-Main Campus 0 0 0 2 0
How many schools offer online Music Performance degrees?
  • 1 Certificates
  • 1 Associate's
  • 4 Bachelor's
  • 3 Master's

What degrees do people get in Music Performance?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 43 Colleges 393 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 442 Colleges 4,437 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 79 Colleges 564 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 35 Colleges 460 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 150 Colleges 2,279 Graduates

Music Performance Degree Overview

When going for a Music Performance degree, know that there are many options for a traditional degree as well as higher education possibilities. The most typical path for those earning a degree in Music Performance can look for a standard two to four years to earn a degree. The most commonplace Music Performance degree earned was a bachelor's degree and it also has the widest range of school possibilities as well. The second most popular Music Performance degree that people earn is a master's degree which shows a focus on higher learning. This expresses that the degree requires dedication to schooling and you may want to seek more than a four year time commitment. Although an associate's degree is offered at some schools, getting a traditional degree is not very common. Finding the right Music Performance degree for you not only requires the flexibility of your time and schedule but also a look into the schools the offer the degree as well as what options are available to you once you earn your degree.

Average cost of college for a Music Performance degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$3,970 Public In-State
$13,810 Private In-State
$8,194 Public Out-of-State
$13,810 Private Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$8,562 Public In-State
$29,558 Private In-State
$20,442 Public Out-of-State
$29,558 Private Out-of-State
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