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2024 Best Music Schools in Florida

17 Colleges in Florida
1,307 Music Degrees Awarded
$23,629 Avg Early-Career Salary
Music is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #43 most popular degree program in the country. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

College Factual looked at 17 colleges and universities when compiling its 2024 Best Music Schools in Florida ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 1,307 degrees in music to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Music School

Best Music Schools in Florida The music program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Music rankings. We derive our Best Overall Music School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Pick Your Music Degree Level

Associate Degrees in Music
Bachelor's Degrees in Music
Master's Degrees in Music
Doctor's Degrees in Music

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Music Schools in Florida ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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Best Schools for Music in Florida

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the music degrees they offer, see the list below.

10 Top Florida Schools in Music

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University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
192 Music Degrees Awarded
22.9% Growth in Graduates

University of Miami is a good option for students interested in a degree in music. U Miami is a large private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Coral Gables. A Best Colleges rank of #91 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means U Miami is a great university overall.

There were about 192 music students who graduated with this degree at U Miami in the most recent year we have data available. After graduating, music degree recipients usually make about $23,323 in their early careers.

More information about a degree in music from University of Miami

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Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
171 Music Degrees Awarded
$28,482 Median Starting Salary

It is difficult to beat Florida State University if you wish to pursue a degree in music. Florida State is a very large public university located in the midsize city of Tallahassee. A Best Colleges rank of #121 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means Florida State is a great university overall.

There were roughly 171 music students who graduated with this degree at Florida State in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the music program at Florida State University make $4,853 above the standard graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
62 Music Degrees Awarded
$34,002 Median Starting Salary

University of Florida is a great option for students interested in a degree in music. UF is a fairly large public university located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville. A Best Colleges rank of #58 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means UF is a great university overall.

There were approximately 62 music students who graduated with this degree at UF in the most recent data year. Those music students who get their degree from University of Florida receive $10,373 more than the average music grad.

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Valencia College
Orlando, FL
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
113 Music Degrees Awarded
47.8% Growth in Graduates

Valencia College is a great choice for students interested in a degree in music. Valencia College is a fairly large public college located in the city of Orlando. A Best Colleges rank of #523 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means Valencia College is a great college overall.

There were approximately 113 music students who graduated with this degree at Valencia College in the most recent data year. Graduates who receive their degree from the music program earn an average of $22,731 in their early career salary.

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5
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
36 Music Degrees Awarded
$19,004 Median Starting Salary

Stetson is a small private not-for-profit university located in the city of DeLand. This university ranks 38th out of 77 schools for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were roughly 36 music students who graduated with this degree at Stetson in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the music program state that they receive average early career wages of $19,004.

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6
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In FL
53 Music Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Orlando, UCF is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #193 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means UCF is a great university overall.

There were roughly 53 music students who graduated with this degree at UCF in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in music from University of Central Florida

7
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
43 Music Degrees Awarded
$22,800 Median Starting Salary

Located in the suburb of Miami, FIU is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #183 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means FIU is a great university overall.

There were roughly 43 music students who graduated with this degree at FIU in the most recent data year. After graduating, music degree recipients generally make an average of $22,800 in their early careers.

More information about a degree in music from Florida International University

8
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
34 Music Degrees Awarded
$19,488 Median Starting Salary

Located in the city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #229 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means USF Tampa is a great university overall.

There were about 34 music students who graduated with this degree at USF Tampa in the most recent year we have data available. Students who receive their degree from the music program make around $19,488 for their early career.

More information about a degree in music from University of South Florida - Main Campus

9
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
52 Music Degrees Awarded
7.7% Growth in Graduates

UNF is a fairly large public university located in the city of Jacksonville. A Best Colleges rank of #606 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means UNF is a great university overall.

There were approximately 52 music students who graduated with this degree at UNF in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the music program state that they receive average early career earnings of $15,231.

More information about a degree in music from University of North Florida

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Rollins College
Winter Park, FL
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
35 Music Degrees Awarded
$18,126 Median Starting Salary

Rollins is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large suburb of Winter Park. This college ranks 22nd out of 77 colleges for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were about 35 music students who graduated with this degree at Rollins in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the music program report average early career income of $18,126.

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Best Music Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 287 453
North Carolina 279 488
Virginia 274 629
Tennessee 269 803
South Carolina 248 203
Kentucky 244 278
Louisiana 242 315
Mississippi 234 181
Arkansas 234 175
Alabama 233 276
West Virginia 207 93

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One of 10 majors within the Visual & Performing Arts area of study, Music has other similar majors worth exploring.

Music Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Music Technology 448
Music Performance 336
General Music 315
Other Music 60
Jazz Studies 55
Music Theory & Composition 36
Voice Performance 25
Musicology & Ethnomusicology 13
Keyboard Instruments 11
Conducting 5

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 1,581
Design & Applied Arts 1,520
Fine & Studio Arts 1,347
General Visual & Performing Arts 1,144
Drama & Theater Arts 754
Arts & Media Management 685
Dance 127
Other Visual Art 19

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