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2021 Best Music Schools in Ohio

20 Colleges
$23,310 Avg Salary
$29,871 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Music School for You

Music is the #36 most popular major in Ohio with 1,132 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best 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.

The Best Music Schools in Ohio ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 20 schools in Ohio to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Music Schools in Ohio

The colleges and universities below are the best for music majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best Music Schools

Our 2021 rankings named Ohio State University - Main Campus the best school in Ohio for music students. Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public college with a very large student population.

After completing their degree, music graduates from Ohio State carry an average student debtload of $29,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $301, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Otterbein University

Westerville, OH

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Otterbein University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Music Schools in Ohio list. Located in the large suburb of Westerville, Otterbein is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#3

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Oberlin College is a great place for music students. Oberlin is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Oberlin.

On average, music graduates from Oberlin take out $27,000 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Cincinnati - Main Campus. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Music Schools in Ohio list. Located in the large city of Cincinnati, Cincinnati is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, music graduates from Cincinnati take out $33,592 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $383.

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Out of the 20 schools in Ohio that were part of this year’s ranking, Miami University - Oxford landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the town of Oxford, Miami of Ohio is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, music majors at Miami of Ohio accumulate an average of around $20,500 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $213.

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Baldwin Wallace University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Music Schools in Ohio ranking. Baldwin Wallace College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Berea.

After completing their degree, music graduates from Baldwin Wallace College carry an average student debtload of $27,000. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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#7

Cedarville University

Cedarville, OH

With a ranking of #7, Cedarville University did quite well on this year’s best schools for music students. Located in the town of Cedarville, Cedarville is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #8, Ohio University - Main Campus did quite well on this year’s best schools for music students. Ohio U is a very large public school located in the distant town of Athens.

Music majors at Ohio U take out an average of $26,370 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $274.

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Capital University

Columbus, OH

With a ranking of #9, Capital University did quite well on this year’s best schools for music students. Capital is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Columbus.

Music majors at Capital take out an average of $26,050 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $270.

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With a ranking of #10, Bowling Green State University - Main Campus did quite well on this year’s best schools for music students. BGSU is a large public school located in the fringe town of Bowling Green.

On average, music graduates from BGSU take out $31,591 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $351, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Music Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 751
Illinois 1,140
Indiana 694
Wisconsin 315

One of 9 majors within the area of study, music has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Fine & Studio Arts 40,751
Design & Applied Arts 36,179
Drama & Theater Arts 17,726
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 16,756
General Visual & Performing Arts 5,720

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 20 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).

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