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2015 Ranking - Top 50 Music schools:

Berklee College of Music
1. Berklee College of Music

Boston, MA, 21 majors

Northwestern University
2. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL, 65 majors

Boston University
3. Boston University

Boston, MA, 37 majors

University of Southern California
4. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA, 28 majors

Indiana University Bloomington
5. Indiana University Bloomington

Bloomington, IN, 17 majors

The Juilliard School
6. The Juilliard School

New York City, NY, 30 majors

University of Rochester
7. University of Rochester

Rochester, NY, 33 majors

Belmont University
8. Belmont University

Nashville, TN, 23 majors

New York University
9. New York University

New York City, NY, 16 majors

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

Ann Arbor, MI, 24 majors

University of Cincinnati
12. University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, 23 majors

University of North Texas
13. University of North Texas

Denton, TX, 24 majors

Manhattan School of Music
14. Manhattan School of Music

New York City, NY, 12 majors

Johns Hopkins University
15. Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD, 11 majors

Florida State University
16. Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL, 17 majors

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
17. University of Illinois

Champaign, IL, 14 majors

University of Miami
18. University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL, 26 majors

Carnegie Mellon University
19. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA, 19 majors

Rowan University
20. Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ, 5 majors

Yale University
21. Yale University

New Haven, CT, 8 majors

Syracuse University
22. Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY, 19 majors

Michigan State University
23. Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI, 18 majors

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

Austin, TX, 9 majors

Temple University
25. Temple University

Philadelphia, PA, 21 majors

Oberlin College
26. Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH, 14 majors

The New School
27. The New School

New York City, NY, 9 majors

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

Minneapolis, MN, 11 majors

Southern Methodist University
Ohio State University
30. Ohio State University

Columbus, OH, 13 majors

Shenandoah University
31. Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA, 26 majors

Arizona State University
32. Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, 12 majors

University of South Carolina Columbia
Ithaca College
34. Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY, 15 majors

Brigham Young University Provo
California Institute of the Arts
Western Michigan University
37. Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI, 25 majors

Middle Tennessee State University
38. Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN, 4 majors

Cleveland Institute of Music
39. Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland, OH, 13 majors

University of Oregon
40. University of Oregon

Eugene, OR, 19 majors

University of Hartford
41. University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT, 14 majors

Bowling Green State University
42. Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH, 19 majors

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

San Francisco, CA, 16 majors

University of California Los Angeles
University of Kentucky
45. University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY, 13 majors

SUNY at Fredonia
46. SUNY at Fredonia

Fredonia, NY, 10 majors

University of Wisconsin Madison
University of Maryland College Park
48. University of Maryland College Park

College Park, MD, 7 majors

DePaul University
49. DePaul University

Chicago, IL, 11 majors

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

Greensboro, NC, 10 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
Madison: 4 schools
Oakland: 4 schools
Grand Rapids: 4 schools
Dayton: 4 schools
Memphis: 4 schools
Salt Lake City: 4 schools
Seattle: 4 schools
Denver: 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
Omaha: 3 schools
Lincoln: 3 schools
Louisville: 3 schools
Charlotte: 3 schools
Jacksonville: 3 schools
Jackson: 3 schools
Santa Barbara: 3 schools
Chattanooga: 3 schools
Tacoma: 3 schools
Albany: 3 schools
Lynchburg: 3 schools
Fresno: 3 schools
Norfolk: 3 schools
Mobile: 3 schools
Montgomery: 3 schools
Amherst: 3 schools
Conway: 3 schools
Miami: 3 schools
Dubuque: 3 schools
El Cajon: 3 schools
Tyler: 3 schools
Worcester: 3 schools
Denton: 2 schools
Eugene: 2 schools
Syracuse: 2 schools
Tallahassee: 2 schools
Fort Worth: 2 schools
Kalamazoo: 2 schools
Ithaca: 2 schools
Champaign: 2 schools
Spartanburg: 2 schools
Waco: 2 schools
Columbus: 2 schools
Rochester Hills: 2 schools
University Park: 2 schools
Greenville: 2 schools
Purchase: 2 schools
Lexington: 2 schools
Edmond: 2 schools
El Paso: 2 schools
Stockton: 2 schools
Hattiesburg: 2 schools

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