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2021 Best Music Schools in Arkansas

5 Colleges
$30,900 Avg Salary
$21,358 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Music School for You

Music is the #60 most popular major in Arkansas with 181 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. 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 help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Music Schools in Arkansas ranking. This report analyzed 5 schools in Arkansas to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Music Schools in Arkansas

The colleges and universities below are the best for music majors pursuing a .

Top Arkansas Schools in Music

#1

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

Our 2021 rankings named University of Arkansas the best school in Arkansas for music students. Located in the small city of Fayetteville, UARK is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that music majors at UARK take out is $24,249. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $252, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR

Out of the 5 schools in Arkansas that were part of this year’s ranking, John Brown University landed the # 2 spot on the list. JBU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Siloam Springs.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Arkansas State University - Main Campus. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Music Schools in Arkansas list. Arkansas State University - Main Campus is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Jonesboro.

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The excellent programs at University of Arkansas at Little Rock helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best music schools in Arkansas. UA Little Rock is a moderately-sized public school located in the midsize city of Little Rock.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Central Arkansas. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Music Schools in Arkansas list. Located in the city of Conway, University of Central Arkansas is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that music majors at University of Central Arkansas take out is $16,750. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $174.

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Best Music Colleges in the Southeast Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 504
Florida 1,336
Virginia 626
North Carolina 537
Tennessee 745
South Carolina 265
Kentucky 305
Louisiana 337
Alabama 334
Mississippi 180
West Virginia 115

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 5 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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