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2015 Ranking - Top 100 music schools:

Berklee College of Music - Music School Ranking
1. Berklee College of Music

Boston, MA, 21 music programs

Northwestern University - Music School Ranking
2. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL, 65 music programs

Boston University - Music School Ranking
3. Boston University

Boston, MA, 37 music programs

University of Southern California - Music School Ranking
4. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA, 28 music programs

Indiana University Bloomington - Music School Ranking
5. Indiana University Bloomington

Bloomington, IN, 17 music programs

The Juilliard School - Music School Ranking
6. The Juilliard School

New York City, NY, 30 music programs

University of Rochester - Music School Ranking
7. University of Rochester

Rochester, NY, 33 music programs

Belmont University - Music School Ranking
8. Belmont University

Nashville, TN, 23 music programs

New York University - Music School Ranking
9. New York University

New York City, NY, 16 music programs

The New England Conservatory of Music - Music School Ranking
10. The New England Conservatory of Music

Boston, MA, 43 music programs

University of Michigan Ann Arbor - Music School Ranking
11. University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI, 24 music programs

University of Cincinnati - Music School Ranking
12. University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, 23 music programs

University of North Texas - Music School Ranking
13. University of North Texas

Denton, TX, 24 music programs

Manhattan School of Music - Music School Ranking
14. Manhattan School of Music

New York City, NY, 12 music programs

Johns Hopkins University - Music School Ranking
15. Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD, 11 music programs

Florida State University - Music School Ranking
16. Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL, 17 music programs

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - Music School Ranking
17. University of Illinois

Champaign, IL, 14 music programs

University of Miami - Music School Ranking
18. University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL, 26 music programs

Carnegie Mellon University - Music School Ranking
19. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA, 19 music programs

Rowan University - Music School Ranking
20. Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ, 5 music programs

Yale University - Music School Ranking
21. Yale University

New Haven, CT, 8 music programs

Syracuse University - Music School Ranking
22. Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY, 19 music programs

Michigan State University - Music School Ranking
23. Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI, 18 music programs

The University of Texas at Austin - Music School Ranking
24. The University of Texas

Austin, TX, 9 music programs

Temple University - Music School Ranking
25. Temple University

Philadelphia, PA, 21 music programs

Oberlin College - Music School Ranking
26. Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH, 14 music programs

SUNY at Purchase College - Music School Ranking
27. SUNY at Purchase College

Purchase, NY, 9 music programs

The New School - Music School Ranking
28. The New School

New York City, NY, 9 music programs

University of Minnesota Twin Cities - Music School Ranking
29. University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN, 11 music programs

Southern Methodist University - Music School Ranking
30. Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX, 24 music programs

Ohio State University - Music School Ranking
31. Ohio State University

Columbus, OH, 13 music programs

Shenandoah University - Music School Ranking
32. Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA, 26 music programs

Arizona State University - Music School Ranking
33. Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, 12 music programs

University of South Carolina Columbia - Music School Ranking
34. University of South Carolina Columbia

Columbia, SC, 16 music programs

Ithaca College - Music School Ranking
35. Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY, 15 music programs

Brigham Young University Provo - Music School Ranking
36. Brigham Young University Provo

Provo, UT, 15 music programs

California Institute of The Arts - Music School Ranking
37. California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA, 16 music programs

Western Michigan University - Music School Ranking
38. Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI, 25 music programs

Middle Tennessee State University - Music School Ranking
39. Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN, 4 music programs

Cleveland Institute of Music - Music School Ranking
40. Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland, OH, 13 music programs

University of Oregon - Music School Ranking
41. University of Oregon

Eugene, OR, 19 music programs

University of Hartford - Music School Ranking
42. University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT, 14 music programs

Bowling Green State University - Music School Ranking
43. Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH, 19 music programs

San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Music School Ranking
44. San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco, CA, 16 music programs

University of California Los Angeles - Music School Ranking
45. University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, 8 music programs

University of Kentucky - Music School Ranking
46. University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY, 13 music programs

SUNY at Fredonia - Music School Ranking
47. SUNY at Fredonia

Fredonia, NY, 10 music programs

University of Wisconsin Madison - Music School Ranking
48. University of Wisconsin Madison

Madison, WI, 11 music programs

University of Maryland College Park - Music School Ranking
49. University of Maryland College Park

College Park, MD, 7 music programs

DePaul University - Music School Ranking
50. DePaul University

Chicago, IL, 11 music programs

University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Music School Ranking
51. University of North Carolina

Greensboro, NC, 10 music programs

SUNY College at Potsdam - Music School Ranking
52. SUNY College

Potsdam, NY, 11 music programs

University of Georgia - Music School Ranking
53. University of Georgia

Athens, GA, 11 music programs

University of Colorado Boulder - Music School Ranking
54. University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO, 7 music programs

West Chester University of Pennsylvania - Music School Ranking
55. West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, PA, 7 music programs

University of Missouri Kansas City - Music School Ranking
56. University of Missouri Kansas City

Kansas City, MO, 15 music programs

Appalachian State University - Music School Ranking
57. Appalachian State University

Boone, NC, 9 music programs

CUNY Queens College - Music School Ranking
58. CUNY Queens College

Flushing, NY, 7 music programs

Oklahoma City University - Music School Ranking
59. Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City, OK, 10 music programs

University of Oklahoma Norman - Music School Ranking
60. University of Oklahoma Norman

Norman, OK, 8 music programs

University of Kansas - Music School Ranking
61. University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS, 9 music programs

University of Houston - Music School Ranking
62. University of Houston

Houston, TX, 6 music programs

California State University Long Beach - Music School Ranking
63. California State University Long Beach

Long Beach, CA, 5 music programs

George Mason University - Music School Ranking
64. George Mason University

Fairfax, VA, 5 music programs

The Boston Conservatory - Music School Ranking
65. The Boston Conservatory

Boston, MA, 4 music programs

Montclair State University - Music School Ranking
66. Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ, 5 music programs

Sam Houston State University - Music School Ranking
67. Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX, 5 music programs

Colorado State University Fort Collins - Music School Ranking
68. Colorado State University Fort Collins

Fort Collins, CO, 3 music programs

California State University Northridge - Music School Ranking
69. California State University Northridge

Northridge, CA, 3 music programs

University of Colorado Denver - Music School Ranking
70. University of Colorado Denver

Denver, CO, 2 music programs

Columbia College Chicago - Music School Ranking
71. Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, IL, 4 music programs

McNally Smith College of Music - Music School Ranking
72. McNally Smith College of Music

Saint Paul, MN, 21 music programs

Catholic University of America - Music School Ranking
73. Catholic University of America

Washington, DC, 23 music programs

Pennsylvania State University - Music School Ranking
74. Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA, 11 music programs

Loyola University New Orleans - Music School Ranking
75. Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA, 16 music programs

Vanderbilt University - Music School Ranking
76. Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN, 15 music programs

Capital University - Music School Ranking
77. Capital University

Columbus, OH, 13 music programs

Duquesne University - Music School Ranking
78. Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA, 13 music programs

Texas Christian University - Music School Ranking
79. Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX, 17 music programs

Rider University - Music School Ranking
80. Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ, 10 music programs

Rice University - Music School Ranking
81. Rice University

Houston, TX, 4 music programs

Butler University - Music School Ranking
82. Butler University

Indianapolis, IN, 14 music programs

Rutgers University New Brunswick - Music School Ranking
83. Rutgers University New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ, 6 music programs

Kent State University at Kent - Music School Ranking
84. Kent State University

Kent, OH, 10 music programs

Baylor University - Music School Ranking
85. Baylor University

Waco, TX, 12 music programs

University of Washington Seattle - Music School Ranking
86. University of Washington Seattle

Seattle, WA, 7 music programs

University of Florida - Music School Ranking
87. University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, 6 music programs

University of Denver - Music School Ranking
88. University of Denver

Denver, CO, 10 music programs

Columbia University in The City of New York - Music School Ranking
89. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York City, NY, 8 music programs

Stetson University - Music School Ranking
90. Stetson University

DeLand, FL, 18 music programs

University of Iowa - Music School Ranking
91. University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA, 8 music programs

University of South Florida - Music School Ranking
92. University of South Florida

Tampa, FL, 5 music programs

University of Akron - Music School Ranking
93. University of Akron

Akron, OH, 28 music programs

Texas State University San Marcos - Music School Ranking
94. Texas State University San Marcos

San Marcos, TX, 8 music programs

Illinois State University - Music School Ranking
95. Illinois State University

Normal, IL, 9 music programs

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College - Music School Ranking
The University of The Arts - Music School Ranking
97. The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA, 7 music programs

University of Arizona - Music School Ranking
98. University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ, 9 music programs

University of Southern Mississippi - Music School Ranking
99. University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS, 7 music programs

Central Michigan University - Music School Ranking
100. Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI, 11 music programs

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:

in Alabama:
Birmingham: 3 schools
Tuscaloosa: 2 schools
in Arizona:
Flagstaff: 1 school
Tempe: 1 school
Tucson: 1 school
in Arkansas:
Fayetteville: 1 school
in California:
Azusa: 1 school
Berkeley: 1 school
Burbank: 1 school
Chico: 1 school
Fresno: 3 schools
Fullerton: 2 schools
Hollywood: 1 school
Irvine: 2 schools
La Jolla: 1 school
Long Beach: 2 schools
Los Angeles: 10 schools
Northridge: 1 school
Oakland: 4 schools
Orange: 1 school
Pasadena: 1 school
Pomona: 1 school
Redlands: 1 school
Riverside: 4 schools
Sacramento: 4 schools
San Diego: 5 schools
San Francisco: 4 schools
San Jose: 2 schools
Santa Barbara: 3 schools
Santa Cruz: 1 school
Stockton: 2 schools
Valencia: 1 school
in Colorado:
Boulder: 2 schools
Denver: 4 schools
Fort Collins: 1 school
Greeley: 1 school
in Connecticut:
Danbury: 1 school
New Haven: 2 schools
Storrs: 1 school
West Hartford: 1 school
West Haven: 1 school
in Delaware:
Newark: 1 school
in District of Columbia:
Washington: 6 schools
in Florida:
Boca Raton: 2 schools
Coral Gables: 1 school
Daytona Beach: 2 schools
DeLand: 1 school
Gainesville: 1 school
Jacksonville: 3 schools
Lakeland: 2 schools
Miami: 3 schools
Orlando: 2 schools
Tallahassee: 2 schools
Tampa: 2 schools
Winter Park: 2 schools
in Georgia:
Athens: 1 school
Atlanta: 7 schools
Columbus: 1 school
Duluth: 1 school
Kennesaw: 1 school
Savannah: 2 schools
in Hawaii:
Honolulu: 2 schools
in Idaho:
Boise: 1 school
Rexburg: 1 school
in Illinois:
Champaign: 2 schools
Chicago: 14 schools
Decatur: 1 school
Dekalb: 1 school
Elmhurst: 1 school
Evanston: 1 school
Macomb: 1 school
Normal: 1 school
Wheaton: 1 school
in Indiana:
Bloomington: 1 school
Greencastle: 1 school
Indianapolis: 4 schools
Muncie: 1 school
in Iowa:
Cedar Falls: 1 school
Decorah: 1 school
Iowa City: 1 school
in Kansas:
Lawrence: 1 school
Wichita: 2 schools
in Kentucky:
Lexington: 2 schools
Louisville: 3 schools
Morehead: 1 school
in Louisiana:
Baton Rouge: 2 schools
New Orleans: 6 schools
in Maryland:
Baltimore: 6 schools
College Park: 1 school
Towson: 1 school
in Massachusetts:
Amherst: 3 schools
Boston: 11 schools
Cambridge: 4 schools
Lowell: 1 school
in Michigan:
Allendale: 1 school
Ann Arbor: 3 schools
Detroit: 2 schools
East Lansing: 1 school
Kalamazoo: 2 schools
Mount Pleasant: 1 school
Rochester Hills: 2 schools
Ypsilanti: 1 school
in Minnesota:
Minneapolis: 3 schools
Moorhead: 2 schools
Northfield: 2 schools
Saint Paul: 8 schools
in Mississippi:
Hattiesburg: 2 schools
in Missouri:
Columbia: 1 school
Kansas City: 3 schools
Kirksville: 1 school
Saint Louis: 6 schools
Springfield: 4 schools
Warrensburg: 1 school
in Nebraska:
Lincoln: 3 schools
Omaha: 3 schools
in Nevada:
Las Vegas: 2 schools
in New Hampshire:
Durham: 1 school
in New Jersey:
Glassboro: 1 school
Lawrenceville: 1 school
Montclair: 1 school
New Brunswick: 1 school
Wayne: 1 school
in New Mexico:
Albuquerque: 1 school
in New York:
Albany: 3 schools
Bronx: 2 schools
Brooklyn: 3 schools
Brookville: 1 school
Buffalo: 4 schools
Canandaigua: 1 school
Dix Hills: 1 school
Flushing: 1 school
Fredonia: 1 school
Hempstead: 1 school
Ithaca: 2 schools
New Paltz: 1 school
New York City: 14 schools
Oneonta: 2 schools
Potsdam: 1 school
Purchase: 2 schools
Rochester: 4 schools
Staten Island: 2 schools
Stony Brook: 1 school
Syracuse: 2 schools
in North Carolina:
Boone: 1 school
Chapel Hill: 1 school
Cullowhee: 1 school
Durham: 2 schools
Greensboro: 5 schools
Greenville: 1 school
Raleigh: 5 schools
Winston Salem: 5 schools
in Ohio:
Akron: 1 school
Athens: 1 school
Berea: 1 school
Bowling Green: 1 school
Cincinnati: 5 schools
Cleveland: 5 schools
Columbus: 2 schools
Dayton: 4 schools
Kent: 1 school
Oberlin: 1 school
Oxford: 1 school
Youngstown: 1 school
in Oklahoma:
Edmond: 2 schools
Norman: 1 school
Oklahoma City: 3 schools
Tulsa: 3 schools
in Oregon:
Eugene: 2 schools
Portland: 7 schools
in Pennsylvania:
Annville: 1 school
Indiana: 1 school
Mansfield: 1 school
Philadelphia: 8 schools
Pittsburgh: 5 schools
University Park: 2 schools
West Chester: 1 school
in Puerto Rico:
San Juan: 3 schools
in Rhode Island:
Providence: 3 schools
in South Carolina:
Charleston: 2 schools
Columbia: 4 schools
Greenville: 2 schools
Rock Hill: 1 school
Spartanburg: 2 schools
in Tennessee:
Knoxville: 1 school
Memphis: 4 schools
Murfreesboro: 1 school
Nashville: 8 schools
in Texas:
Arlington: 1 school
Austin: 4 schools
Canyon: 1 school
Commerce: 1 school
Dallas: 7 schools
Denton: 2 schools
Fort Worth: 2 schools
Houston: 6 schools
Huntsville: 1 school
Lancaster: 1 school
Levelland: 1 school
Lubbock: 2 schools
McKinney: 1 school
Nacogdoches: 1 school
San Antonio: 9 schools
San Marcos: 1 school
Waco: 2 schools
in Utah:
Provo: 1 school
Salt Lake City: 4 schools
in Virginia:
Charlottesville: 1 school
Fairfax: 1 school
Harrisonburg: 2 schools
Norfolk: 3 schools
Richmond: 2 schools
Winchester: 1 school
in Washington:
Bellingham: 1 school
Ellensburg: 1 school
Seattle: 4 schools
Shoreline: 1 school
Tacoma: 3 schools
in West Virginia:
Morgantown: 1 school
in Wisconsin:
Appleton: 1 school
Eau Claire: 1 school
Madison: 4 schools
Milwaukee: 6 schools
Stevens Point: 1 school
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