2023 Best Value Music Bachelor's Degree Schools in District of Columbia
Highlighting Quality Schools With More Affordable Pricing
Finding the Best Music Bachelor's Degree School for You
In 2020-2021, 117 degrees and certificates were awarded to music students who went to a District of Columbia college or university. This makes it the #62 most popular major in the state.
It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.
The Best Value Music Bachelor's Degree Schools in District of Columbia ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 4 schools in District of Columbia to see which ones offered the best value bachelor's degree programs for music students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.
Our ranking of value is based on the quality of a program as defined in our per sticker price dollar. Specifically, our score for quality is discounted by the published tuition and fees charged by the given college. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The more quality your dollar buys, the better the value.
In our regional and nationwide rankings, out-of-state tution and fees are used in our calculations. For statewide rankings, we use average in-state tuition and fees.
2023 Best Value Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools in District of Columbia
The colleges and universities below are the best value schools for music majors pursuing a bachelor's degree.
Best District of Columbia Schools for Affordable Quality for a Bachelor's in Music
Our analysis found American University to be the best value school for music students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in District of Columbia. The American University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington.
In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at The American University are $51,334 per year.
The American University also made our Best Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools in District of Columbia list, coming in at #3.
The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Howard University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best value music schools in District of Columbia. Located in the city of Washington, Howard is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.
Howard undergraduate students pay an average of $28,916 in in-state tuition and fees each year.
Howard also took the #5 spot in our Best Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools in District of Columbia rankings.
Out of the 4 schools in District of Columbia that were part of this year’s ranking, Catholic University of America landed the # 3 spot on the list. CUA is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington.
In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at CUA are $52,156 per year.
CUA did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools in District of Columbia list.
The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at George Washington University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best value music schools in District of Columbia. Located in the large city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.
GWU undergraduate students pay an average of $57,984 in in-state tuition and fees each year.
In addition to its best value ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, GWU is ranked #2 for overall quality for music in District of Columbia.
Best Value Music Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region
Explore all the Best Value Music Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.
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Majors Related to Music
Music is one of 10 different types of programs to choose from.
Most Popular Majors Related to Music
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Fine & Studio Arts||37,413|
|Design & Applied Arts||36,301|
|Drama & Theater Arts||17,341|
|Film, Video & Photographic Arts||16,778|
|General Visual & Performing Arts||6,355|
Notes and References
*These averages are for the top 4 schools only.
- 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).
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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