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2015 Ranking - Top 100 music schools:

Berklee College of Music
1. Berklee College of Music

Boston, MA, 21 music majors

Northwestern University
2. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL, 65 music majors

Boston University
3. Boston University

Boston, MA, 37 music majors

University of Southern California
4. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA, 28 music majors

Indiana University Bloomington
5. Indiana University Bloomington

Bloomington, IN, 17 music majors

The Juilliard School
6. The Juilliard School

New York City, NY, 30 music majors

University of Rochester
7. University of Rochester

Rochester, NY, 33 music majors

Belmont University
8. Belmont University

Nashville, TN, 23 music majors

New York University
9. New York University

New York City, NY, 16 music majors

The New England Conservatory of Music
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
11. University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI, 24 music majors

University of Cincinnati
12. University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, 23 music majors

University of North Texas
13. University of North Texas

Denton, TX, 24 music majors

Manhattan School of Music
14. Manhattan School of Music

New York City, NY, 12 music majors

Johns Hopkins University
15. Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD, 11 music majors

Florida State University
16. Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL, 17 music majors

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
17. University of Illinois

Champaign, IL, 14 music majors

University of Miami
18. University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL, 26 music majors

Carnegie Mellon University
19. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA, 19 music majors

Rowan University
20. Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ, 5 music majors

Yale University
21. Yale University

New Haven, CT, 8 music majors

Syracuse University
22. Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY, 19 music majors

Michigan State University
23. Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI, 18 music majors

The University of Texas at Austin
24. The University of Texas

Austin, TX, 9 music majors

Temple University
25. Temple University

Philadelphia, PA, 21 music majors

Oberlin College
26. Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH, 14 music majors

The New School
27. The New School

New York City, NY, 9 music majors

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
28. University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN, 11 music majors

Southern Methodist University
29. Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX, 24 music majors

Ohio State University
30. Ohio State University

Columbus, OH, 13 music majors

Shenandoah University
31. Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA, 26 music majors

Arizona State University
32. Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, 12 music majors

University of South Carolina Columbia
33. University of South Carolina Columbia

Columbia, SC, 16 music majors

Ithaca College
34. Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY, 15 music majors

Brigham Young University Provo
35. Brigham Young University Provo

Provo, UT, 15 music majors

California Institute of the Arts
36. California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA, 16 music majors

Western Michigan University
37. Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI, 25 music majors

Middle Tennessee State University
38. Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN, 4 music majors

Cleveland Institute of Music
39. Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland, OH, 13 music majors

University of Oregon
40. University of Oregon

Eugene, OR, 19 music majors

University of Hartford
41. University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT, 14 music majors

Bowling Green State University
42. Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH, 19 music majors

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
43. San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco, CA, 16 music majors

University of California Los Angeles
44. University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, 8 music majors

University of Kentucky
45. University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY, 13 music majors

SUNY at Fredonia
46. SUNY at Fredonia

Fredonia, NY, 10 music majors

University of Wisconsin Madison
47. University of Wisconsin Madison

Madison, WI, 11 music majors

University of Maryland College Park
48. University of Maryland College Park

College Park, MD, 7 music majors

DePaul University
49. DePaul University

Chicago, IL, 11 music majors

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
50. University of North Carolina

Greensboro, NC, 10 music majors

SUNY College at Potsdam
51. SUNY College

Potsdam, NY, 11 music majors

University of Georgia
52. University of Georgia

Athens, GA, 11 music majors

University of Colorado Boulder
53. University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO, 7 music majors

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
54. West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, PA, 7 music majors

University of Missouri Kansas City
55. University of Missouri Kansas City

Kansas City, MO, 15 music majors

Appalachian State University
56. Appalachian State University

Boone, NC, 9 music majors

CUNY Queens College
57. CUNY Queens College

Flushing, NY, 7 music majors

Oklahoma City University
58. Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City, OK, 10 music majors

University of Oklahoma Norman
59. University of Oklahoma Norman

Norman, OK, 8 music majors

University of Kansas
60. University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS, 9 music majors

University of Houston
61. University of Houston

Houston, TX, 6 music majors

California State University Long Beach
62. California State University Long Beach

Long Beach, CA, 5 music majors

George Mason University
63. George Mason University

Fairfax, VA, 5 music majors

The Boston Conservatory
64. The Boston Conservatory

Boston, MA, 4 music majors

Montclair State University
65. Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ, 5 music majors

Sam Houston State University
66. Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX, 5 music majors

Colorado State University Fort Collins
67. Colorado State University Fort Collins

Fort Collins, CO, 3 music majors

California State University Northridge
68. California State University Northridge

Northridge, CA, 3 music majors

University of Colorado Denver
69. University of Colorado Denver

Denver, CO, 2 music majors

SUNY at Purchase College
70. SUNY at Purchase College

Purchase, NY, 9 music majors

Columbia College Chicago
71. Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, IL, 4 music majors

McNally Smith College of Music
72. McNally Smith College of Music

Saint Paul, MN, 21 music majors

Catholic University of America
73. Catholic University of America

Washington, DC, 23 music majors

Pennsylvania State University
74. Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA, 11 music majors

Loyola University New Orleans
75. Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA, 16 music majors

Vanderbilt University
76. Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN, 15 music majors

Capital University
77. Capital University

Columbus, OH, 13 music majors

Duquesne University
78. Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA, 13 music majors

Texas Christian University
79. Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX, 17 music majors

Rider University
80. Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ, 10 music majors

Rice University
81. Rice University

Houston, TX, 4 music majors

Butler University
82. Butler University

Indianapolis, IN, 14 music majors

Rutgers University New Brunswick
83. Rutgers University New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ, 6 music majors

Kent State University at Kent
84. Kent State University

Kent, OH, 10 music majors

Baylor University
85. Baylor University

Waco, TX, 12 music majors

University of Washington Seattle
86. University of Washington Seattle

Seattle, WA, 7 music majors

University of Florida
87. University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, 6 music majors

University of Denver
88. University of Denver

Denver, CO, 10 music majors

Columbia University in the City of New York
89. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York City, NY, 8 music majors

Stetson University
90. Stetson University

DeLand, FL, 18 music majors

University of Iowa
91. University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA, 8 music majors

University of South Florida
92. University of South Florida

Tampa, FL, 5 music majors

University of Akron
93. University of Akron

Akron, OH, 28 music majors

Texas State University San Marcos
94. Texas State University San Marcos

San Marcos, TX, 8 music majors

Illinois State University
95. Illinois State University

Normal, IL, 9 music majors

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
The University of the Arts
97. The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA, 7 music majors

University of Arizona
98. University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ, 9 music majors

University of Southern Mississippi
99. University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS, 7 music majors

Central Michigan University
100. Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI, 11 music majors

Music schools by state:

Schools by State24 Music Schools in Alabama17 Music Schools in Arizona19 Music Schools in Arkansas147 Music Schools in California15 Music Schools in Colorado16 Music Schools in Connecticut3 Music Schools in Delaware39 Music Schools in Florida40 Music Schools in Georgia8 Music Schools in Idaho63 Music Schools in Illinois32 Music Schools in Indiana26 Music Schools in Iowa26 Music Schools in Kansas20 Music Schools in Kentucky19 Music Schools in Louisiana7 Music Schools in Maine16 Music Schools in Maryland44 Music Schools in Massachusetts37 Music Schools in Michigan41 Music Schools in Minnesota25 Music Schools in Mississippi32 Music Schools in Missouri5 Music Schools in Montana17 Music Schools in Nebraska5 Music Schools in Nevada5 Music Schools in New Hampshire23 Music Schools in New Jersey7 Music Schools in New Mexico81 Music Schools in New York46 Music Schools in North Carolina9 Music Schools in North Dakota53 Music Schools in Ohio28 Music Schools in Oklahoma21 Music Schools in Oregon67 Music Schools in Pennsylvania7 Music Schools in Rhode Island25 Music Schools in South Carolina8 Music Schools in South Dakota38 Music Schools in Tennessee103 Music Schools in Texas11 Music Schools in Utah10 Music Schools in Vermont32 Music Schools in Virginia19 Music Schools in Washington6 Music Schools in District of Columbia11 Music Schools in West Virginia33 Music Schools in Wisconsin8 Music Schools in Wyoming

Music schools by diploma:

Certificates: 173 schools
Associate's Degrees: 292 schools
Bachelor's Degrees: 1,111 schools
Master's Degrees: 391 schools
Doctoral Degrees: 96 schools

Music schools by major:

General Music: 1,174 schools
Music History and Literature: 225 schools
Music Performance: 502 schools
Music Theory and Composition: 183 schools
Piano and Organ: 83 schools
Stringed Instruments: 29 schools
Voice and Opera: 99 schools
Jazz Studies: 53 schools
Music Conducting: 49 schools
Music Therapy: 60 schools
Music Pedagogy: 608 schools
Music Management and Merchandising: 231 schools

Music schools by region:

Northeast: 260 schools
Midwest: 377 schools
South: 501 schools
West: 269 schools

Popular music school cities:

New York City: 14 schools
Chicago: 14 schools
Boston: 11 schools
Los Angeles: 10 schools
San Antonio: 9 schools
Philadelphia: 8 schools
Saint Paul: 8 schools
Nashville: 8 schools
Dallas: 7 schools
Portland: 7 schools
Atlanta: 7 schools
Washington: 6 schools
Houston: 6 schools
New Orleans: 6 schools
Baltimore: 6 schools
Saint Louis: 6 schools
Milwaukee: 6 schools
Phoenix: 6 schools
Pittsburgh: 5 schools
Cincinnati: 5 schools
Cleveland: 5 schools
Greensboro: 5 schools
Winston Salem: 5 schools
San Diego: 5 schools
Claremont: 5 schools
Raleigh: 5 schools
Rochester: 4 schools
Cambridge: 4 schools
San Francisco: 4 schools
Columbia: 4 schools
Buffalo: 4 schools
Austin: 4 schools
Springfield: 4 schools
Indianapolis: 4 schools
Riverside: 4 schools
Oakland: 4 schools
Madison: 4 schools
Dayton: 4 schools
Grand Rapids: 4 schools
Memphis: 4 schools
Salt Lake City: 4 schools
Denver: 4 schools
Seattle: 4 schools
Sacramento: 4 schools
Ann Arbor: 3 schools
San Juan: 3 schools
Kansas City: 3 schools
Abilene: 3 schools
Tulsa: 3 schools
Minneapolis: 3 schools
Providence: 3 schools
Birmingham: 3 schools
Brooklyn: 3 schools
Oklahoma City: 3 schools
Louisville: 3 schools
Omaha: 3 schools
Lincoln: 3 schools
Charlotte: 3 schools
Jacksonville: 3 schools
Jackson: 3 schools
Albany: 3 schools
Lynchburg: 3 schools
Fresno: 3 schools
Chattanooga: 3 schools
Santa Barbara: 3 schools
Tacoma: 3 schools
Amherst: 3 schools
Norfolk: 3 schools
Mobile: 3 schools
Conway: 3 schools
Montgomery: 3 schools
Miami: 3 schools
Dubuque: 3 schools
El Cajon: 3 schools
Tyler: 3 schools
Worcester: 3 schools
Denton: 2 schools
Eugene: 2 schools
Tallahassee: 2 schools
Syracuse: 2 schools
Fort Worth: 2 schools
Kalamazoo: 2 schools
Champaign: 2 schools
Ithaca: 2 schools
Spartanburg: 2 schools
Columbus: 2 schools
Waco: 2 schools
Greenville: 2 schools
Purchase: 2 schools
Rochester Hills: 2 schools
University Park: 2 schools
Edmond: 2 schools
Lexington: 2 schools
El Paso: 2 schools
Boca Raton: 2 schools
Stockton: 2 schools
Hattiesburg: 2 schools
Boulder: 2 schools
New Haven: 2 schools
Salem: 2 schools
Tampa: 2 schools
Wichita: 2 schools
Lakeland: 2 schools
Fort Wayne: 2 schools
Mankato: 2 schools
Winona: 2 schools
Charleston: 2 schools
Tiffin: 2 schools
Reno: 2 schools
La Crosse: 2 schools
Huntsville: 2 schools
Duluth: 2 schools
Arkadelphia: 2 schools
Moorhead: 2 schools
Baton Rouge: 2 schools
Northfield: 2 schools
Daytona Beach: 2 schools
Orlando: 2 schools
Des Moines: 2 schools
Lubbock: 2 schools
Las Vegas: 2 schools
Wilberforce: 2 schools
Fullerton: 2 schools
Long Beach: 2 schools
Durham: 2 schools
Detroit: 2 schools
Irvine: 2 schools
Macon: 2 schools
Rochester: 2 schools
Harrisonburg: 2 schools
Salisbury: 2 schools
Rocklin: 2 schools
Bismarck: 2 schools
San Jose: 2 schools
Jackson: 2 schools
Burlington: 2 schools
Tuscaloosa: 2 schools
Honolulu: 2 schools
Spokane: 2 schools
Billings: 2 schools
Quincy: 2 schools
Dover: 2 schools
Redding: 2 schools
Bethany: 2 schools
Savannah: 2 schools
Canton: 2 schools
Orangeburg: 2 schools
Garden City: 2 schools
Richmond: 2 schools
Sioux City: 2 schools
Hayward: 2 schools
Santa Fe: 2 schools
Fayetteville: 2 schools
Oneonta: 2 schools
Clearwater: 2 schools
Chestnut Hill: 2 schools
Notre Dame: 2 schools
Hartford: 2 schools
Bronx: 2 schools
Winter Park: 2 schools
Sioux Falls: 2 schools
Poughkeepsie: 2 schools
Newark: 2 schools
San Luis Obispo: 2 schools
Galesburg: 2 schools
Costa Mesa: 2 schools
Bethlehem: 2 schools
Whittier: 2 schools
Santa Clarita: 2 schools
Staten Island: 2 schools
Allentown: 2 schools
Corpus Christi: 2 schools
Springfield: 2 schools
McPherson: 2 schools
Big Spring: 2 schools
Kenosha: 2 schools
Little Rock: 2 schools
Evanston: 1 school
Coral Gables: 1 school
Winchester: 1 school
Akron: 1 school
East Lansing: 1 school
Bloomington: 1 school
Valencia: 1 school
Bowling Green: 1 school
Provo: 1 school
Flagstaff: 1 school
Ellensburg: 1 school
West Hartford: 1 school
Tempe: 1 school
Oberlin: 1 school
Redlands: 1 school
Cedar Falls: 1 school
Youngstown: 1 school
Houghton: 1 school
Lawrenceville: 1 school
Cleveland: 1 school
Kent: 1 school
Portland: 1 school
Tucson: 1 school
Athens: 1 school
Mechanicsburg: 1 school
Mount Pleasant: 1 school
Ypsilanti: 1 school
Greenville: 1 school
Valparaiso: 1 school
DeLand: 1 school
Orange: 1 school
Fredonia: 1 school
Boone: 1 school
Norman: 1 school
Lawrence: 1 school
Moscow: 1 school
Saint Charles: 1 school
Clinton: 1 school
Holland: 1 school
Berea: 1 school
Rock Hill: 1 school
Laramie: 1 school
Boise: 1 school

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