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2021 Best Music Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region

23 Colleges
$26,733 Avg Salary
$26,798 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.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. 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.

The Best Music Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 23 schools in the Rocky Mountains Region to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Music Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region

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

Top 10 Best Music Schools

Our 2021 rankings named Colorado State University - Fort Collins the best school in the Rocky Mountains Region for music students. Colorado State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Fort Collins.

Music majors at Colorado State take out an average of $28,122 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $312, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Wyoming. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Music Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region list. Located in the town of Laramie, U of Wyoming is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#3

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

The excellent programs at University of Utah helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best music schools in the Rocky Mountains Region . Located in the city of Salt Lake City, U of U is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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The excellent programs at University of Colorado Boulder helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best music schools in the Rocky Mountains Region . Located in the medium-sized city of Boulder, CU - Boulder is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that music majors at CU - Boulder take out is $30,748. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $351.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus is a great place for music students. Located in the large city of Denver, CU Anschutz is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that music majors at CU Anschutz take out is $25,179. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $261, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Colorado State University - Pueblo did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for music students. It came in at #6 on the list. Colorado State University - Pueblo is a medium-sized public school located in the midsize city of Pueblo.

Music majors at Colorado State University - Pueblo take out an average of $20,019 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $208, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Brigham Young University - Provo ranked #7 on this year’s Best Music Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region list. BYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Provo.

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Utah State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for music students. It came in at #8 on the list. USU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Logan.

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With a ranking of #9, University of Northern Colorado did quite well on this year’s best schools for music students. University of Northern Colorado is a fairly large public school located in the city of Greeley.

Music majors at University of Northern Colorado take out an average of $34,368 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $384.

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#10

Arapahoe Community College

Littleton, CO

Arapahoe Community College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Music Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking. Arapahoe Community College is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Littleton.

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Best Music Colleges by State

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State Degrees Awarded
Colorado 556
Utah 350
Idaho 95
Montana 53
Wyoming 48

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

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 23 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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