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Schools Offering Music Programs in Missouri

Each year, approximately 0.2% of Missouri graduates receive degrees in music. In other words, every year an estimated 359 musicians graduate from Missouri's 35 music schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Missouri with a music program is Webster University, which is located in Saint Louis. In 2010, it was ranked 30th nationwide. In 2010, 33 students graduated from Webster University's music program. Webster University charged in-state students $21,748 in tuition fees per year.

Central Bible College, which is located in Springfield, is the second-ranked school in Missouri that has a music program. It received a ranking of 36th in the country in 2010. 5 students graduated with degree in music from Central Bible College in 2010. Tuition at Central Bible College was $11,756 per year.

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, which was ranked 36th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Missouri that has a music program. It is located in Kansas City. Tuition at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary was $6,392 per year.


If you choose to attend a Missouri music school, average tuition will be $14,165 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,920 per year to $40,369 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Missouri music schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Washington University in St Louis - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $40,369 per year
  2. Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $32,656 per year
  3. William Jewell College - located in Liberty, students are charged $28,450 per year

The following Missouri music schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Crowder College - located in Neosho, students are charged $1,920 per year
  2. Missouri Southern State University - located in Joplin, students are charged $4,530 per year
  3. Missouri Western State University - located in Saint Joseph, students are charged $4,562 per year

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

The following counties have the largest number of Missouri musicians:

  1. Franklin County - 370 musicians
  2. Bond County - 310 musicians
  3. Barry County - 220 musicians

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of musicians is expected to grow by 3% by 2018. There are projected to be 3,690 musicians working in the Missouri then.


musicians in Missouri earn $19,775 per year on average. However, Missouri musician earned anywhere in the range from as less than $25,420 per year to more than $44,000 per year in 2010. The counties in Missouri with the highest average salary for musicians are:

  1. Franklin County - $45,650 per year
  2. Bond County - $41,320 per year
  3. Adair County - $35,190 per year

On average, musicians earn the least in the following Missouri counties:

  1. Butler County - $31,700 per year
  2. Adair County - $35,190 per year
  3. Bond County - $41,320 per year

On average, the highest paid musicians in Missouri were:

  1. Music Composer - $39,550 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

On average, the lowest paid musicians in Missouri were:

  1. Music Composer - $39,550 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Missouri statistics regarding a career in music and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as music or audio engineering.

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

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,350 miles from location University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia MO 40.0709 41% 31,237
6,405 miles from location Missouri State University Springfield MO 35.1751 57% 20,371
6,244 miles from location Webster University Saint Louis MO 70.0021 38% 19,372
6,242 miles from location University of Missouri-St Louis Saint Louis MO 25.4763 41% 16,534
6,237 miles from location Saint Louis University-Main Campus Saint Louis MO 35.9842 23% 16,317
6,471 miles from location University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City MO 27.6206 38% 14,799
6,242 miles from location Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis MO 47.1167 30% 13,575
6,476 miles from location Park University Kansas City MO 24.2346 53% 12,775
6,426 miles from location University of Central Missouri Warrensburg MO 30.4658 51% 11,191
6,198 miles from location Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau MO 28.8196 47% 10,801
6,252 miles from location Lindenwood University Saint Charles MO 57.1604 55% 10,408
6,361 miles from location Truman State University Kirksville MO 35.1898 40% 5,781
6,479 miles from location Missouri Western State University Saint Joseph MO 17.4939 n/a 5,703
6,471 miles from location Missouri Southern State University Joplin MO 24.3231 58% 5,701
6,406 miles from location Drury University Springfield MO 29.0015 49% 5,489
6,250 miles from location Missouri Baptist University Saint Louis MO 24.0369 46% 4,836
6,466 miles from location Crowder College Neosho MO 18.5042 n/a 4,482
6,411 miles from location Southwest Baptist University Bolivar MO 23.5388 31% 3,716
6,252 miles from location Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis MO 30.1378 48% 3,534
6,342 miles from location Lincoln University Jefferson City MO 15.6751 n/a 3,314
6,404 miles from location Evangel University Springfield MO 23.9791 50% 1,955
6,472 miles from location Avila University Kansas City MO 22.53 27% 1,893
6,396 miles from location Missouri Valley College Marshall MO 17.8358 36% 1,789
6,405 miles from location College of the Ozarks Point Lookout MO 35.6208 93% 1,347
6,330 miles from location Westminster College Fulton MO 61.3658 29% 1,087
6,461 miles from location William Jewell College Liberty MO 28.6091 21% 1,083
6,369 miles from location Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Fayette MO 21.0328 34% 1,051
6,299 miles from location Hannibal-Lagrange College Hannibal MO 21.2492 33% 1,042
6,470 miles from location Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Kansas City MO 63.0302 100% 840
6,306 miles from location Culver-Stockton College Canton MO 22.2938 19% 754
6,406 miles from location Central Bible College Springfield MO 64.3616 78% 672
6,474 miles from location Ozark Christian College Joplin MO 18.1342 n/a 622
6,406 miles from location Baptist Bible College and Graduate School Springfield MO 13.8688 n/a 557
6,470 miles from location Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary Kansas City MO 19.8657 86% 276
6,474 miles from location Messenger College Joplin MO 18.2121 94% 86

Curious what studying Music gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Musicians and Singers + 700 n/a -31.4%
Music Directors and Composers + 610 $39,550 1120.0%

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