2020 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Music Degrees

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

This list highlights 5 schools, all of which offer affordable online bachelor's in music degrees. At #1, University of Maine at Augusta offers an online bachelor's degree in Contemporary and Popular Music for only $9,269 per year. Courses include Applied Music Synthesis, Instrumental Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques, Jazz History, Methods of Teaching Music, and Modern Concepts in Jazz Improvisation. Liberty University comes in second place, with an affordable tuition rate of $11,700 per year.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or see our Overall Most Affordable Colleges. View our methodology or learn more about OnlineU.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $9,269
# 2 #2 $11,700
# 3 #3 $12,240
# 4 #4 $17,573
# 5 #5 $23,812
#1
#1
Annual Tuition: $9,269
Annual Tuition: $9,269
Annual Tuition: $9,269
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 17%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,103
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (207) 621-3000

Example Classes: Applied Music Synthesis, Instrumental Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques, Jazz History, Methods of Teaching Music, Modern Concepts in Jazz Improvisation, Music Business

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BM in Contemporary and Popular Music
  • BM in Contemporary and Popular Music - Music Education
  • BM in Contemporary and Popular Music - Performance
  • BM in Contemporary and Popular Music - Sonic Arts: Audio Recording and Composition
#2
#2

Liberty University

Lynchburg (VA)
Annual Tuition: $11,700
Annual Tuition: $11,700
Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 30%
  • Average SATs: 970 -1200
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 32,610
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 31,396
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (434) 582-2000

Example Classes: Basic Conducting for the Worship Leader, Basic Music Skills for Worship Leading, Tools, Techniques & Literature for Worship

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS: Commercial Music
  • BS: Commercial Music: Music Technology
  • BS: Worship Studies
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $12,240
Annual Tuition: $12,240
Annual Tuition: $12,240
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 62%
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Average SATs: 830 -870
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 191
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 17
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (850) 263-3261

Example Classes: Music History: Antiquity through Baroque, Sight Singing Ear Training I, Technology for Music Ministry, Technology for the Music Classroom

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Music Education
  • Bachelor of Music Education - Choral
  • Bachelor of Music Education - Instrumental
  • Bachelor of Music in Worship Leadership
#4
#4

University of Toledo

Toledo (OH)
Annual Tuition: $17,573
Annual Tuition: $17,573
Annual Tuition: $17,573
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 46%
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,451
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 436
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 586-5336

Example Classes: Cultures And Music Of Non-Western Styles, History Of Jazz, Musical Diversity In The United States

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies - Music
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $23,812
Annual Tuition: $23,812
Annual Tuition: $23,812
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 46%
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Average SATs: 980 -1200
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 971
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 476
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (810) 762-3000

Example Classes: University Chorale, University Orchestra, Wind Symphony

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science - Music