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2021 Best Music Schools in Minnesota

10 Colleges
$23,920 Avg Salary
$23,603 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Music School for You

Music is the #64 most popular major in Minnesota with 340 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. 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 Minnesota ranking. This report analyzed 10 schools in Minnesota to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Music Schools in Minnesota

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

Top 10 Best Music Schools

Our 2021 rankings named Concordia College at Moorhead the best school in Minnesota for music students. Concordia College Moorhead is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Moorhead.

The average amount in student loans that music majors at Concordia College Moorhead take out is $27,000. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

St Olaf College

Northfield, MN

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend St Olaf College. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Music Schools in Minnesota list. St. Olaf is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Northfield.

While working on their degree, music majors at St. Olaf accumulate an average of around $27,000 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN

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

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Out of the 10 schools in Minnesota that were part of this year’s ranking, Minnesota State University - Mankato landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the city of Mankato, Minnesota State University - Mankato is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means University of Minnesota - Duluth is a great place for music students. Located in the city of Duluth, UMN Duluth is a public school with a large student population.

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#6

Carleton College

Northfield, MN

Carleton College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Music Schools in Minnesota ranking. Located in the distant town of Northfield, Carleton is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #7, Minnesota State University - Moorhead did quite well on this year’s best schools for music students. Located in the suburb of Moorhead, Minnesota State University - Moorhead is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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Bemidji State University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Music Schools in Minnesota ranking. Bemidji State University is a small public school located in the remote town of Bemidji.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Music Schools in Minnesota ranking. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, music majors at UMN Twin Cities accumulate an average of around $20,500 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $213, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Century College

White Bear Lake, MN

Century College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for music students. It came in at #10 on the list. Century College is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of White Bear Lake.

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Best Music Colleges in the Plains States Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 403
Kansas 199
Iowa 262
Nebraska 137
North Dakota 65
South Dakota 32

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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