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2021 Best Value Colleges for Music in Georgia

2 Colleges
320 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,256 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Music School for You

Best Value Colleges for Music in GeorgiaWith 320 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, music is the #41 most popular major in Georgia. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.0% of all the music bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Music in Georgia ranking, we looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in music. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. We are more focused on music schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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2021 Best Value Music Schools in Georgia

Check out the music programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Music Schools in Georgia


University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Athens, UGA is a public school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UGA, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Music in Georgia ranking.

It takes the average student at UGA about 4.3 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $31,505. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UGA is about $134,211. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

While working on their bachelor's, music majors at UGA accumulate an average of around $23,010 in student debt. 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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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Georgia State University. Georgia State is a very large public school located in the large city of Atlanta. In addition to being on our best value list, Georgia State has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Music in Georgia ranking.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at Georgia State to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $33,007. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State is $152,822. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

On average, music graduates from Georgia State take out $27,076 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $291, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Music Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Music Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Florida 826
Tennessee 530
North Carolina 422
Virginia 507
South Carolina 185
Alabama 277
Kentucky 231
Arkansas 133
Louisiana 214
Mississippi 101
West Virginia 75

Music is one of 9 different types of Visual & Performing Arts programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Music

Related Major Annual Graduates
Design & Applied Arts 1,082
Fine & Studio Arts 796
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 518
Drama & Theater Arts 349
General Visual & Performing Arts 66

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 2 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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