Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Best Music Schools in New Jersey

Find Schools Near

2021 Best Music Schools in New Jersey

14 Colleges
$24,836 Avg Salary
$29,588 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Music School for You

With 652 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, music is the #42 most popular major in New Jersey.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Music Schools in New Jersey ranking. Our analysis looked at 14 schools in New Jersey to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

View our full ranking methodology.

2021 Best Music Schools in New Jersey

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

Top 10 Best Music Schools

Our analysis found The College of New Jersey to be the best school for music students who want to pursue a degree in New Jersey. Located in the large suburb of Ewing, TCNJ is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Read More…

Request Information

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Rutgers University - New Brunswick. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Music Schools in New Jersey list. Rutgers New Brunswick is a very large public school located in the city of New Brunswick.

Music majors at Rutgers New Brunswick take out an average of $33,980 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $379.

Read More…

Request Information
#3

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

Out of the 14 schools in New Jersey that were part of this year’s ranking, Rowan University landed the # 3 spot on the list. Rowan is a large public school located in the large suburb of Glassboro.

While working on their degree, music majors at Rowan accumulate an average of around $26,390 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $274, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

Full Music at Rowan University Report

Request Information

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Rutgers University - Newark. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Music Schools in New Jersey list. Rutgers Newark is a large public school located in the city of Newark.

On average, music graduates from Rutgers Newark take out $33,980 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $379.

Read full report on Music at Rutgers University - Newark

Request Information

The excellent programs at Rutgers University - Camden helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best music schools in New Jersey. Rutgers Camden is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Camden.

The average amount in student loans that music majors at Rutgers Camden take out is $26,959. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

Full Music at Rutgers University - Camden Report

Request Information
#6

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

Rider University landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best music programs. Located in the suburb of Lawrenceville, Rider is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

After completing their degree, music graduates from Rider carry an average student debtload of $33,500. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $374, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

Read full report on Music at Rider University

Request Information

William Paterson University of New Jersey ranked #7 on this year’s Best Music Schools in New Jersey list. William Paterson University is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Wayne.

The average amount in student loans that music majors at William Paterson University take out is $25,000. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $259.

Read full report on Music at William Paterson University of New Jersey

Request Information
#8

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ

Monmouth University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for music students. It came in at #8 on the list. Monmouth is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of West Long Branch.

After completing their degree, music graduates from Monmouth carry an average student debtload of $25,125. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $261, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

Read More…

Request Information

With a ranking of #9, Ramapo College of New Jersey did quite well on this year’s best schools for music students. Ramapo College is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Mahwah.

The average amount in student loans that music majors at Ramapo College take out is $24,000. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $249.

Read full report on Music at Ramapo College of New Jersey

Request Information
#10

Kean University

Union, NJ

Kean University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for music students. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the suburb of Union, Kean is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Full Music at Kean University Report

Request Information

Best Music Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Music Schools in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
New York 2,587
Pennsylvania 1,077
Maryland 456
District of Columbia 84
Delaware 50

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 14 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).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.