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2022 Best Music Schools in Georgia

16 Colleges in Georgia
536 Music Degrees Awarded
$23,550 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.

College Factual reviewed 16 schools in Georgia to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of music. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 536 degrees in music during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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

Choosing a Great Music School

Best Music Schools in Georgia 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 the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Music Schools in Georgia list, to help you choose the best school for you. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

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

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Best Schools for Music in Georgia

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 Georgia Schools in Music

#1

Emory University

Atlanta, GA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In GA
31 Music Degrees Awarded

It's hard to beat Emory University if you wish to pursue a degree in music. Emory is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Atlanta. A Best Schools rank of #66 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Emory is a great university overall.

There were roughly 31 music students who graduated with this degree at Emory in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in music from Emory University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
86 Music Degrees Awarded

University of Georgia is a wonderful option for students pursuing a degree in music. UGA is a very large public university located in the city of Athens. A Best Schools rank of #116 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UGA is a great university overall.

There were about 86 music students who graduated with this degree at UGA in the most recent data year. Students who receive their degree from the music program earn around $18,300 in the first couple years of their career.

More information about a degree in music from University of Georgia

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In GA

Kennesaw State University is a good choice for students pursuing a degree in music. KSU Georgia is a fairly large public university located in the suburb of Kennesaw. A Best Schools rank of #681 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means KSU Georgia is a great university overall.

There were approximately 20 music students who graduated with this degree at KSU Georgia in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in music from Kennesaw State University

#4

Covenant College

Lookout Mountain, GA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
26th Most Popular In GA

Every student pursuing a degree in music has to look into Covenant College. Covenant is a small private not-for-profit college located in the rural area of Lookout Mountain. A Best Schools rank of #777 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Covenant is a great college overall.

There were roughly 4 music students who graduated with this degree at Covenant in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in music from Covenant College

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In GA

GaSou is a fairly large public university located in the distant town of Statesboro. A Best Schools rank of #567 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means GaSou is a great university overall.

There were roughly 30 music students who graduated with this degree at GaSou in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in music from Georgia Southern University

#6

Augusta University

Augusta, GA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
11th Most Popular In GA

Augusta University is a medium-sized public university located in the city of Augusta. A Best Schools rank of #601 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Augusta University is a great university overall.

There were roughly 9 music students who graduated with this degree at Augusta University in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in music from Augusta University

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
75 Music Degrees Awarded

Georgia State is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Atlanta. This university ranks 18th out of 80 colleges for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were about 75 music students who graduated with this degree at Georgia State in the most recent year we have data available. Those music students who get their degree from Georgia State University earn $8,650 more than the average music grad.

More information about a degree in music from Georgia State University

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
16th Most Popular In GA

Georgia College is a moderately-sized public university located in the town of Milledgeville. A Best Schools rank of #458 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Georgia College is a great university overall.

There were approximately 6 music students who graduated with this degree at Georgia College in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in music from Georgia College & State University

#9

Berry College

Mount Berry, GA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
16th Most Popular In GA

Located in the suburb of Mount Berry, Berry is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Schools rank of #673 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Berry is a great college overall.

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

More information about a degree in music from Berry College

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In GA
55 Music Degrees Awarded

Located in the midsize city of Columbus, CSU is a public university with a medium-sized student population. This university ranks 34th out of 80 colleges for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were approximately 55 music students who graduated with this degree at CSU in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in music from Columbus State University

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
Florida 276 1,274
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
General Music 249
Music Performance 197
Music Technology 69
Music Theory & Composition 8
Voice Performance 6
Other Music 6
Conducting 1

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Design & Applied Arts 2,273
Fine & Studio Arts 916
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 759
Drama & Theater Arts 475
Arts & Media Management 173
General Visual & Performing Arts 112
Dance 44

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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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