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2021 Best Music Schools in Georgia

10 Colleges
$23,550 Avg Salary
$23,646 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Music School for You

With 504 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, music is the #66 most popular major in Georgia.

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.

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

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2021 Best Music Schools in Georgia

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

Top 10 Best Music Schools

Our analysis found Atlanta Institute of Music and Media to be the best school for music students who want to pursue a degree in Georgia. Located in the large suburb of Duluth, AIMM is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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#2

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Georgia. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Music Schools in Georgia list. Located in the midsize city of Athens, UGA is a public college with a very large student population.

On average, music graduates from UGA take out $26,000 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $270, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 10 schools in Georgia that were part of this year’s ranking, Georgia State University landed the # 3 spot on the list. Georgia State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Atlanta.

While working on their degree, music majors at Georgia State accumulate an average of around $31,382 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $348, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The excellent programs at Kennesaw State University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best music schools in Georgia. KSU Georgia is a very large public school located in the suburb of Kennesaw.

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#5

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA

Out of the 10 schools in Georgia that were part of this year’s ranking, Georgia Southern University landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the town of Statesboro, GaSou is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#6

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA

University of West Georgia came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Music Schools in Georgia ranking. Located in the fringe town of Carrollton, University of West Georgia is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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With a ranking of #7, Columbus State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for music students. CSU is a moderately-sized public school located in the midsize city of Columbus.

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Clark Atlanta University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Music Schools in Georgia ranking. CAU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Atlanta.

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

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American InterContinental University - Atlanta landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best music programs. AIU Atlanta is a small private for-profit school located in the midsize city of Atlanta.

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Best Music Colleges in the Southeast Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Florida 1,336
Virginia 626
North Carolina 537
Tennessee 745
South Carolina 265
Kentucky 305
Louisiana 337
Alabama 334
Arkansas 181
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 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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