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2014 Ranking - Top 50 Music schools:

Berklee College of Music
1. Berklee College of Music

Boston, MA, 21 music major

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 major

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

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 are offered by 173 schools
Associate's Degrees are offered by 292 schools
Bachelor's Degrees are offered by 1,111 schools
Master's Degrees are offered by 391 school
Doctoral Degrees are offered by 96 schools

Music schools by major:

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

Music schools by region:

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

Popular music school cities:

New York City: 14 music schools
Chicago: 14 music schools
Boston: 11 music schools
Los Angeles: 10 music schools
San Antonio: 9 music schools
Philadelphia: 8 music schools
Saint Paul: 8 music schools
Nashville: 8 music schools
Dallas: 7 music schools
Portland: 7 music schools
Atlanta: 7 music schools
Washington: 6 music schools
Houston: 6 music schools
New Orleans: 6 music schools
Baltimore: 6 music schools
Saint Louis: 6 music schools
Milwaukee: 6 music schools
Phoenix: 6 music schools
Pittsburgh: 5 music schools
Cincinnati: 5 music schools
Cleveland: 5 music schools
Greensboro: 5 music schools
Winston Salem: 5 music schools
San Diego: 5 music schools
Claremont: 5 music schools
Raleigh: 5 music schools
Rochester: 4 music schools
Cambridge: 4 music schools
San Francisco: 4 music schools
Columbia: 4 music schools
Buffalo: 4 music schools
Austin: 4 music schools
Riverside: 4 music schools
Indianapolis: 4 music schools
Springfield: 4 music schools
Oakland: 4 music schools
Madison: 4 music schools
Dayton: 4 music schools
Grand Rapids: 4 music schools
Memphis: 4 music schools
Seattle: 4 music schools
Denver: 4 music schools
Salt Lake City: 4 music schools
Sacramento: 4 music schools
Ann Arbor: 3 music schools
San Juan: 3 music schools
Kansas City: 3 music schools
Abilene: 3 music schools
Tulsa: 3 music schools
Providence: 3 music schools
Minneapolis: 3 music schools
Birmingham: 3 music schools
Oklahoma City: 3 music schools
Brooklyn: 3 music schools
Louisville: 3 music schools
Omaha: 3 music schools
Lincoln: 3 music schools
Charlotte: 3 music schools
Jacksonville: 3 music schools
Jackson: 3 music schools
Albany: 3 music schools
Tacoma: 3 music schools
Lynchburg: 3 music schools
Fresno: 3 music schools
Chattanooga: 3 music schools
Santa Barbara: 3 music schools
Amherst: 3 music schools
Conway: 3 music schools
Norfolk: 3 music schools
Mobile: 3 music schools
Montgomery: 3 music schools
Dubuque: 3 music schools
Miami: 3 music schools
Tyler: 3 music schools
El Cajon: 3 music schools
Worcester: 3 music schools
Denton: 2 music schools
Eugene: 2 music schools
Tallahassee: 2 music schools
Syracuse: 2 music schools
Fort Worth: 2 music schools
Champaign: 2 music schools
Kalamazoo: 2 music schools
Ithaca: 2 music schools
Spartanburg: 2 music schools
Waco: 2 music schools
Columbus: 2 music schools
Greenville: 2 music schools
University Park: 2 music schools
Purchase: 2 music schools
Rochester Hills: 2 music schools
Edmond: 2 music schools
Lexington: 2 music schools
El Paso: 2 music schools
Boca Raton: 2 music schools

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