2021 Best Music Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Georgia

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

Finding the Best Music Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Music Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in GeorgiaWith 320 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, music is the #41 most popular major in Georgia. This means that of the 15,747 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.0% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Music Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Georgia ranking, we looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in music. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent music programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the music program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Music Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Georgia

Check out the music programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

Best Music Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Georgia State University tops the 2021 list of our schools in Georgia that are best for non-traditional music students. Georgia State is a very large public school located in the large city of Atlanta. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Georgia State, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Music in Georgia ranking.

There are approximately 9,120 students at Georgia State that take at least one class online. There are roughly 8,159 part time students in attendance at Georgia State. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best music schools for non-traditional students. Located in the midsize city of Athens, UGA is a public school with a very large student population. UGA not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Music in Georgia list.

The student loan default rate at UGA is lower than is typical, just 2.3% of students default in three years. Approximately 3,957 students take at least one class online at UGA. About 3,722 of the students at UGA are attending part time.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Music Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Music Schools for Non-Traditional Students 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.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Design & Applied Arts 1,484
Fine & Studio Arts 924
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 626
Drama & Theater Arts 411
General Visual & Performing Arts 69

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Notes and References


*Avg Cost is 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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