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Schools Offering Music Programs in Minnesota


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Minnesota receive music degrees every year. Thus, Minnesota's 35 music schools put out approximately 418 musicians each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Minnesota with a music program is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which is located in Minneapolis. In 2010, it was ranked 14th nationwide. In 2010, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities graduated 97 students from its music program. The tuition rate at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was $12,288 per year.

The second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a music program is Carleton College. Carleton College, which was ranked 17th in the country in 2010, is located in Northfield. In 2010, Carleton College graduated 2 students from its music program. Students at Carleton College paid $41,304 per year in tuition fees.

Macalester College, which was ranked 17th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Minnesota that has a music program. It is located in Saint Paul. In 2010, 1 students graduated from Macalester College music program. Macalester College charged in-state students $40,046 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Music schools in Minnesota, charge students an average tuition of $19,216 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $41,304 per year, or as little as $4,551 per year. In 2010, the following Minnesota music schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Carleton College - located in Northfield, students are charged $41,304 per year
  2. Macalester College - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $40,046 per year
  3. St. Olaf College - located in Northfield, students are charged $36,800 per year

The music schools in Minnesota that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Anoka-Ramsey Community College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $4,551 per year
  2. Century Community and Technical College - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $4,934 per year
  3. Minnesota State Community and Technical College - located in Fergus Falls, students are charged $5,033 per year

A music degree from a Minnesota school... what next?

The Minnesota counties with the largest populations of musician are:

  1. Anoka County - 730 musicians
  2. Becker County - 60 musicians
  3. Carlton County - 50 musicians

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of musicians is expected to grow by 6% by 2018. There are projected to be 3,900 musicians working in the Minnesota then.

Salary

On average, musicians earn a salary of $27,550 per year in Minnesota state. In 2010, however, some Minnesota musician earned as little as less than $27,760 per year or as much as more than $105,330 per year. The following counties in Minnesota have the highest average salaries for musicians:

  1. Anoka County - $62,310 per year
  2. Becker County - $50,540 per year
  3. Carlton County - $45,820 per year

Musicians in the following counties in Minnesota make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Carlton County - $45,820 per year
  2. Becker County - $50,540 per year
  3. Anoka County - $62,310 per year

The musicians with highest average salaries in Minnesota were:

  1. Music Composer - $55,100 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

On average, the lowest paid musicians in Minnesota were:

  1. Music Composer - $55,100 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in music in Minnesota and to compare salaries with various related fields such as music or audio engineering, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Music in Minnesota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music in Minnesota
  • Master's Degree in Music in Minnesota
  • Doctoral Degree in Music in Minnesota

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,383 miles from location University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis MN 86.0842 32% 51,659
6,426 miles from location Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud MN 31.3343 45% 18,123
6,423 miles from location Minnesota State University-Mankato Mankato MN 31.8355 42% 14,955
6,323 miles from location University of Minnesota-Duluth Duluth MN 64.3966 37% 11,664
6,381 miles from location University of St Thomas Saint Paul MN 34.5939 31% 10,851
6,371 miles from location Century Community and Technical College Saint Paul MN 10.7099 n/a 10,514
6,388 miles from location Normandale Community College Minneapolis MN 8.89031 n/a 10,046
6,388 miles from location Anoka-Ramsey Community College Minneapolis MN 9.66731 n/a 9,192
6,306 miles from location Winona State University Winona MN 29.6569 39% 8,657
6,544 miles from location Minnesota State University-Moorhead Moorhead MN 24.7584 47% 7,510
6,509 miles from location Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall MN 22.5505 35% 6,740
6,516 miles from location Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls MN 16.8896 n/a 6,732
6,345 miles from location Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester MN 13.4103 n/a 6,269
6,309 miles from location Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona MN 27.8242 32% 5,565
6,453 miles from location Bemidji State University Bemidji MN 25.5837 46% 5,175
6,380 miles from location Hamline University Saint Paul MN 64.7288 24% 5,166
6,379 miles from location Bethel University Saint Paul MN 34.0074 45% 4,361
6,383 miles from location Augsburg College Minneapolis MN 62.9719 38% 4,010
6,375 miles from location Riverland Community College Austin MN 17.69 n/a 3,867
6,324 miles from location The College of Saint Scholastica Duluth MN 67.6951 34% 3,746
6,382 miles from location St. Olaf College Northfield MN 37.979 35% 3,099
6,380 miles from location Northwestern College Saint Paul MN 29.2202 43% 3,070
6,379 miles from location Concordia University-Saint Paul Saint Paul MN 57.5595 30% 2,816
6,545 miles from location Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead MN 31.2569 32% 2,811
6,421 miles from location Gustavus Adolphus College Saint Peter MN 36.7798 29% 2,536
6,434 miles from location College of Saint Benedict Saint Joseph MN 72.5322 40% 2,105
6,436 miles from location Saint Johns University Collegeville MN 71.6375 41% 2,021
6,381 miles from location Carleton College Northfield MN 83.3944 36% 2,009
6,380 miles from location Macalester College Saint Paul MN 78.5944 27% 1,996
6,511 miles from location University of Minnesota-Morris Morris MN 67.8148 38% 1,705
6,384 miles from location North Central University Minneapolis MN 27.6803 100% 1,243
6,408 miles from location Crown College Saint Bonifacius MN 26.8246 49% 1,221
6,376 miles from location McNally Smith College of Music Saint Paul MN 30.6924 n/a 680
6,423 miles from location Bethany Lutheran College Mankato MN 25.229 46% 646
6,348 miles from location Crossroads College Rochester MN 55.1684 100% 170
 

Curious what studying Music gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Minnesota

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Musicians and Singers + 570 n/a -21.9%
2
Music Directors and Composers + 440 $55,100
 

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