2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Music Degrees

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These seven online schools offer the most affordable music degrees. With degree options ranging from the associate to master's level, these seven 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.

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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 Valley Forge Annual Tuition $7,225 Music Degrees: Master's
#4 #4 Valley City State University Annual Tuition $7,639 Music Degrees: Bachelor's
#5 #5 Stephen F. Austin State University Annual Tuition $8,662 Music Degrees: Master's
#6 #6 Rowan University Annual Tuition $11,680 Music Degrees: Master's
#7 #7 Judson College Annual Tuition $17,088 Music Degrees: Bachelor's
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,155
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NASM
  • 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

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  • Annual Tuition: $4,979
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and NASM
  • 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: $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

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

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,662
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NASM
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Music in America; Music of the Baroque Era; Music of the Romantic Era; Post-Tonal Analysis; Schenkerian Theory; Stylistic Analysis
  • Annual Tuition: $11,680
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and NASM
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Analyzing Jazz Structures; Jazz Composition; Jazz History; Music and the Related Arts; Music Entrepreneurship
  • Annual Tuition: $17,088
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NASM
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Form and Analysis; Keyboard Literature; Music History; Sight Singing/Ear Training; Vocal Pedagogy

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