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2021 Best Music Schools in Connecticut

10 Colleges
$21,400 Avg Salary
$24,377 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Music School for You

In 2018-2019, 419 degrees and certificates were awarded to music students who went to a Connecticut college or university. This makes it the #41 most popular major in the state.

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.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Music Schools in Connecticut ranking. Our analysis looked at 10 schools in Connecticut to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Music Schools in Connecticut

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

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

Our 2021 rankings named Fairfield University the best school in Connecticut for music students. Fairfield U is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Fairfield.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Southern Connecticut State University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Music Schools in Connecticut list. Located in the medium-sized city of New Haven, SCSU is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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#3

Yale University

New Haven, CT

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Yale University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Music Schools in Connecticut list. 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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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means University of Connecticut is a great place for music students. UCONN is a very large public school located in the large 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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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Eastern Connecticut State University is a great place for music students. Located in the fringe town of Willimantic, ECSU is a public college with a small student population.

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#6

University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT

University of Hartford ranked #6 on this year’s Best Music Schools in Connecticut list. Uhart is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of West Hartford.

The average amount in student loans that music majors at Uhart take out is $27,000. 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

University of New Haven

West Haven, CT

University of New Haven ranked #7 on this year’s Best Music Schools in Connecticut list. U of New Haven is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of West Haven.

Music majors at U of New Haven 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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With a ranking of #8, Central Connecticut State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for music students. Located in the suburb of New Britain, CCSU is a public college with a large student population.

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Western Connecticut State University landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best music programs. Located in the city of Danbury, WestConn is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

After completing their degree, music graduates from WestConn carry an average student debtload of $28,000. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $291, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#10

University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT

University of Bridgeport did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for music students. It came in at #10 on the list. University of Bridgeport is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Bridgeport.

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Best Music Colleges in the New England Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 1,691
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 10 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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