2022 Best Music Schools in Florida

22 Colleges in Florida
1,279 Music Degrees Awarded
$22,100 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you plan on majoring in music, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #40 in the country in terms of popularity. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 22 schools in Florida to determine which ones were the best for music students pursuing a degree. Combined, these schools handed out 1,279 degrees in music to qualified students.

What's on this page: * Degree-Level Rankings

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

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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If you want to learn more about how we derive our rankings, see College Factual's Methodology.

Featured Music Programs

Learn about start dates, transferring credits, availability of financial aid, and more by contacting the universities below.

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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

#1

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
78 Music Degrees Awarded

University of Florida is a great choice for students pursuing a degree in music. UF is a very large public university located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville. A Best Schools rank of #94 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UF is a great university overall.

There were approximately 78 music students who graduated with this degree at UF in the most recent year we have data available. Soon after graduation, music degree recipients generally make around $18,500 at the beginning of their careers.

More information about a degree in music from University of Florida

#2

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
172 Music Degrees Awarded

It's hard to beat Florida State University if you want to pursue a degree in music. Florida State is a very large public university located in the city of Tallahassee. A Best Schools rank of #210 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Florida State is a great university overall.

There were approximately 172 music students who graduated with this degree at Florida State in the most recent data year. Students who receive their degree from the music program make about $23,333 in the first couple years of working.

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#3

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
148 Music Degrees Awarded

University of Miami is a great option for students interested in a degree in music. U Miami is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Coral Gables. A Best Schools rank of #240 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means U Miami is a great university overall.

There were approximately 148 music students who graduated with this degree at U Miami in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the music program state that they receive average early career earnings of $20,067.

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#4

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
15th Most Popular In FL

Florida Atlantic University is a wonderful choice for students pursuing a degree in music. Located in the small city of Boca Raton, FAU is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #820 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means FAU is a great university overall.

There were about 22 music students who graduated with this degree at FAU in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in music from Florida Atlantic University

#5

Valencia College

Orlando, FL
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
9th Most Popular In FL
59 Music Degrees Awarded

Valencia College is a fairly large public college located in the city of Orlando. A Best Schools rank of #152 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Valencia College is a great college overall.

There were about 59 music students who graduated with this degree at Valencia College in the most recent data year.

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

Located in the large suburb of Orlando, UCF is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #329 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UCF is a great university overall.

There were about 35 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

Rollins College

Winter Park, FL
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
36 Music Degrees Awarded

Rollins is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large suburb of Winter Park. This college ranks 39th out of 87 colleges for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were about 36 music students who graduated with this degree at Rollins in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates who receive their degree from the music program make about $19,700 in the first couple years of working.

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#8

Stetson University

DeLand, FL
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
10th Most Popular In FL
42 Music Degrees Awarded

Stetson is a small private not-for-profit university located in the small city of DeLand. This university ranks 44th out of 87 colleges for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were about 42 music students who graduated with this degree at Stetson in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
26th Most Popular In FL

Located in the suburb of Fort Myers, FGCU is a public university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #822 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means FGCU is a great university overall.

There were roughly 6 music students who graduated with this degree at FGCU in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in music from Florida Gulf Coast University

#10

Palm Beach Atlantic University

West Palm Beach, FL
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
18th Most Popular In FL

Located in the midsize city of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Atlantic is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. This university ranks 45th out of 87 colleges for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were roughly 7 music students who graduated with this degree at Palm Beach Atlantic in the most recent year we have data available.

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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 Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 279 442
North Carolina 274 534
Virginia 268 620
Tennessee 257 705
South Carolina 239 245
Kentucky 238 303
Alabama 230 334
Mississippi 228 180
Arkansas 226 174
Louisiana 225 334
West Virginia 205 115

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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 446
General Music 327
Music Performance 322
Other Music 62
Music Theory & Composition 35
Voice Performance 30
Jazz Studies 29
Keyboard Instruments 15
Musicology & Ethnomusicology 6
Conducting 5

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 1,583
Fine & Studio Arts 1,497
Design & Applied Arts 1,450
General Visual & Performing Arts 994
Drama & Theater Arts 764
Arts & Media Management 709
Dance 140
Other Visual Art 18

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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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