2020 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Music Degrees

2020 Most Affordable Music Bachelors Degrees Badge

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.

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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
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  • Annual Tuition: $9,269
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 30%
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $12,240
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $17,573
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $23,812
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes: University Chorale; University Orchestra; Wind Symphony

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science - Music