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2021 Best Sacred Music Schools

33 Colleges
$31,900 Avg Salary
$33,288 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Sacred Music School for You

Sacred Music is the #294 most popular major in the country with 477 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Sacred Music Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 33 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Sacred Music Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Sacred Music Colleges.

Top 10 Best Sacred Music Schools

Our analysis found Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion to be the best school for sacred music students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. HUC - JIR is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

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#2

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

Out of the 33 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Notre Dame landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#3

North Central University

Minneapolis, MN

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means North Central University is a great place for sacred music students. North Central University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Minneapolis.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Franciscan University of Steubenville. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Sacred Music Schools list. Franciscan U is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Steubenville.

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#5

Northwest University

Kirkland, WA

Out of the 33 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Northwest University landed the # 5 spot on the list. Northwest University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Kirkland.

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Southern Methodist University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Sacred Music Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#7

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

With a ranking of #7, Liberty University did quite well on this year’s best schools for sacred music students. Liberty University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Lynchburg.

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With a ranking of #8, Indiana Wesleyan University did quite well on this year’s best schools for sacred music students. Located in the distant town of Marion, IWU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Cincinnati Christian University landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best sacred music programs. Located in the city of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bible College & Seminary is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Dallas Baptist University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Sacred Music Schools ranking. Located in the city of Dallas, DBU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Sacred Music by Region

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Sacred Music is one of 6 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Theological & Ministerial Studies 19,838
Biblical Studies 4,551
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 3,055
Religious Education 1,497
Missionary Studies 1,379

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jackerhack.

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