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2021 Best Music Schools in the New England Region

33 Colleges
$25,388 Avg Salary
$28,236 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Music School for You

Out of all the majors we analyze each year, music was ranked #47 in the country. In fact 26,968 degrees and certificates were handed out in 2018-2019.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

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

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2021 Best Music Schools in the New England Region

Check out the music programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Music Schools

#1

Brown University

Providence, RI

Our analysis found Brown University to be the best school for music students who want to pursue a degree in the New England Region . Located in the medium-sized city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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#2

Williams College

Williamstown, MA

The excellent programs at Williams College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best music schools in the New England Region . Located in the fringe town of Williamstown, Williams is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#3

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Fairfield University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Music Schools in the New England Region list. Fairfield U is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Fairfield.

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Out of the 33 schools in the New England Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Northeastern University landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the city of Boston, Northeastern is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

Music majors at Northeastern take out an average of $26,750 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 $278.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Southern Connecticut State University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Music Schools in the New England Region list. Located in the medium-sized city of New Haven, SCSU is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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University of New Hampshire - Main Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for music students. It came in at #6 on the list. U of NH is a large public school located in the suburb of Durham.

Music majors at U of NH take out an average of $27,000 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 $280.

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#7

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for music students. It came in at #7 on the list. Boston U is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

Music majors at Boston U take out an average of $32,260 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $361.

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#8

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Yale University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Music Schools in the New England Region ranking. Yale is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of New Haven.

On average, music graduates from Yale take out $14,136 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $165.

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#9

Emerson College

Boston, MA

Emerson College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for music students. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the city of Boston, Emerson is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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University of Connecticut came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Music Schools in the New England Region ranking. UCONN is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Storrs.

The average amount in student loans that music majors at UCONN take out is $25,750. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $267, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Music Colleges by State

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State Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 1,691
Connecticut 419
New Hampshire 63
Maine 41
Rhode Island 79
Vermont 80

Music is one of 9 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Music

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 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).

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