2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Music Degrees

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These eight online schools offer the most affordable music degrees. With degree options ranging from the associate to master's level, these nine schools are excellent choices for students pursuing online educations in music. University of West Georgia tops the list with a low annual tuition of $4,155 for a Master of Music in Music Education degree. For students looking for undergraduate options, Valley City State University offers a BS/BA in Music for only $7,639 per year.

All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online music degrees at the bachelor's level or higher. Those interested can find more detailed information on these most affordable music schools below or read our full methodology.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Music Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 University of West Georgia Annual Tuition $4,155 Music Degrees: Master's
#2 #2 Eastern Illinois University Annual Tuition $4,979 Music Degrees: Master's
#3 #3 University of South Dakota Annual Tuition $6,630 Music Degrees: Master's
#4 #4 University of Valley Forge Annual Tuition $7,225 Music Degrees: Master's
#5 #5 Valley City State University Annual Tuition $7,639 Music Degrees: Bachelor's
#6 #6 Stephen F. Austin State University Annual Tuition $8,662 Music Degrees: Master's
#7 #7 Rowan University Annual Tuition $11,680 Music Degrees: Master's
#8 #8 Judson College Annual Tuition $17,088 Music Degrees: Bachelor's
  • Annual Tuition: $4,155
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Example Classes:
    Factors of Musical Learning; History and Philosophy of Music Education; Music History and Literature; Music Theory; Seminar in Music Education

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $4,979
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Example Classes:
    History and Philosophy of Music Education; Psychology of Music Teaching and Learning; Seminar in Music History; Workshops in Music
  • Annual Tuition: $6,630
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Example Classes:
    Medieval and Renaissance Music Literature; Music Cultures of the World; Music Directors Seminar; Supervision and Administration of Music Education; The School Music Program

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,225
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Chromatic Harmony; Analysis of Beethoven Piano Sonatas; Applied Music Instruction; History of Jazz

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,639
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Aural Skills; Basic Conducting; Music Convocation; Music History & Literature; Scoring and Arranging; World Music

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,680
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Analyzing Jazz Structures; Jazz Composition; Jazz History; Music and the Related Arts; Music Entrepreneurship

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $17,088
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Form and Analysis; Keyboard Literature; Music History; Sight Singing/Ear Training; Vocal Pedagogy

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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