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2021 Best Music Schools in Colorado

8 Colleges
$27,256 Avg Salary
$31,048 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Music School for You

Music is the #35 most popular major in Colorado with 556 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Music Schools in Colorado ranking. This report analyzed 8 schools in Colorado to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Music Schools in Colorado

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

Top Colorado Schools in Music

Our 2021 rankings named Colorado State University - Fort Collins the best school in Colorado for music students. Located in the midsize city of Fort Collins, Colorado State is a public college with a very large student population.

After completing their degree, music graduates from Colorado State carry an average student debtload of $28,122. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $312.

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The excellent programs at University of Colorado Boulder helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best music schools in Colorado. CU - Boulder is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Boulder.

Music majors at CU - Boulder take out an average of $30,748 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $351, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus is a great place for music students. CU Anschutz is a fairly large public school located in the city of Denver.

Music majors at CU Anschutz take out an average of $25,179 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $261.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Colorado State University - Pueblo. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Music Schools in Colorado list. Located in the city of Pueblo, Colorado State University - Pueblo is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

After completing their degree, music graduates from Colorado State University - Pueblo carry an average student debtload of $20,019. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $208.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Northern Colorado. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Music Schools in Colorado list. Located in the city of Greeley, University of Northern Colorado is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, music graduates from University of Northern Colorado carry an average student debtload of $34,368. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $384, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#6

Arapahoe Community College

Littleton, CO

Arapahoe Community College landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best music programs. Located in the large suburb of Littleton, Arapahoe Community College is a public college with a large student population.

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#7

Fort Lewis College

Durango, CO

Fort Lewis College landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best music programs. Located in the town of Durango, FLC is a public college with a small student population.

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Metropolitan State University of Denver did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for music students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the large city of Denver, MSU Denver is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, music graduates from MSU Denver take out $31,000 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $322, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Music Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Utah 350
Idaho 95
Montana 53
Wyoming 48

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

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 8 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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