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2021 Most Popular Online Music Schools in the Great Lakes Region

3 Colleges
$25,684 Avg Salary
$28,070 Avg Student Debt

Music is the #47 most popular major in the country with 26,968 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Most Popular Online Music Schools in the Great Lakes Region to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 3 schools in the Great Lakes Region to see which ones were the most popular online programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for music majors pursuing an online .

#1

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL

Our 2021 rankings named Eastern Illinois University the most popular online school in the Great Lakes Region for music students. Located in the distant town of Charleston, EIU is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that music majors at EIU take out is $26,804. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $278.

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#2

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Ball State University is a great place for music students pursuing an online degree. Located in the small city of Muncie, Ball State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, music graduates from Ball State carry an average student debtload of $24,151. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $251, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Mount Vernon Nazarene University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Music Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. MVNU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Mount Vernon.

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Explore the most popular online music colleges for a specific state in the Great Lakes region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 751
Ohio 1,132
Illinois 1,140
Indiana 694
Wisconsin 315

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

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 3 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).

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