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Schools Offering Music Programs in Ohio


Each year, approximately 0.3% of Ohio graduates receive degrees in music. In other words, every year an estimated 1,135 musicians graduate from Ohio's 49 music schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Ohio that has a music program is Ohio State University-Main Campus. Ohio State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 14th in the country in 2010, is located in Columbus. 109 students graduated with a degree in music from Ohio State University-Main Campus in 2010. The tuition rate at Ohio State University-Main Campus was $9,420 per year.

The second-ranked school in Ohio with a music program is Oberlin College, which is located in Oberlin. In 2010, it was ranked 19th nationwide. In 2010, Oberlin College graduated 109 students from its music program. Students at Oberlin College paid $41,577 per year in tuition fees.

Kenyon College, which is located in Gambier, is the third-ranked school in Ohio that has a music program. It received a ranking of 21st in the country in 2010. In 2010, Kenyon College graduated 11 students from its music programs. Students at Kenyon College paid $40,900 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Ohio's music schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $20,535 per year, though tuition can range from $41,577 per year to $1,735 per year. In 2010, the following Ohio music schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Oberlin College - located in Oberlin, students are charged $41,577 per year
  2. Kenyon College - located in Gambier, students are charged $40,900 per year
  3. Denison University - located in Granville, students are charged $38,220 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Ohio music schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Sinclair Community College - located in Dayton, students are charged $1,735 per year
  2. Stark State College of Technology - located in Canton, students are charged $3,258 per year
  3. Terra State Community College - located in Fremont, students are charged $3,845 per year

A music degree from an Ohio school... what next?

The following counties have the largest number of Ohio musicians:

  1. Cuyahoga County - 540 musicians
  2. Greene County - 220 musicians
  3. Delaware County - 170 musicians

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of musicians is expected to grow by 8% by 2018. There are projected to be 11,950 musicians working in the Ohio then.

Salary

musicians in Ohio earn $23,730 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Ohio musician earned as little as less than $17,280 per year or as much as more than $111,520 per year. On average musician earn the most in the following Ohio counties:

  1. Dearborn County - $60,440 per year
  2. Fulton County - $53,450 per year
  3. Delaware County - $50,540 per year

The Ohio counties with the lowest average salary for musicians are:

  1. Ashland County - $33,140 per year
  2. Mahoning County - $39,510 per year
  3. Auglaize County - $42,170 per year

On average, the highest paid musicians in Ohio were:

  1. Music Composer - $47,460 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

The musicians with lowest average salaries in Ohio were:

  1. Music Composer - $47,460 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Ohio 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 Ohio
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music in Ohio
  • Master's Degree in Music in Ohio
  • Doctoral Degree in Music in Ohio

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,855 miles from location Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus OH 85.5159 49% 55,014
5,931 miles from location University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Cincinnati OH 68.9215 36% 31,134
5,783 miles from location University of Akron Main Campus Akron OH 24.4078 n/a 25,959
5,775 miles from location Kent State University at Kent Kent OH 32.7689 39% 25,127
5,895 miles from location University of Toledo Toledo OH 26.8042 n/a 23,064
5,803 miles from location Ohio University-Main Campus Athens OH 73.0214 35% 22,647
5,917 miles from location Sinclair Community College Dayton OH 11.8406 n/a 21,561
5,910 miles from location Wright State University-Main Campus Dayton OH 25.0605 n/a 17,558
5,895 miles from location Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Bowling Green OH 65.9679 34% 17,309
5,944 miles from location Miami University-Oxford Oxford OH 41.8383 24% 16,884
5,794 miles from location Cleveland State University Cleveland OH 23.1227 40% 16,216
5,738 miles from location Youngstown State University Youngstown OH 22.3377 n/a 14,644
5,778 miles from location Stark State College of Technology Canton OH 12.024 n/a 12,476
5,916 miles from location University of Dayton Dayton OH 36.9742 19% 10,908
5,791 miles from location Case Western Reserve University Cleveland OH 78.2057 17% 9,738
5,928 miles from location Xavier University Cincinnati OH 69.5571 22% 6,966
5,824 miles from location Ashland University Ashland OH 61.3225 22% 6,300
5,802 miles from location Baldwin-Wallace College Berea OH 65.9973 32% 4,388
5,902 miles from location Ohio Northern University Ada OH 67.3993 25% 3,636
5,851 miles from location Capital University Columbus OH 62.5694 23% 3,540
5,870 miles from location Tiffin University Tiffin OH 21.6655 21% 3,429
5,870 miles from location Terra State Community College Fremont OH 11.6464 n/a 3,152
5,896 miles from location Cedarville University Cedarville OH 68.5434 32% 3,102
5,852 miles from location Otterbein University Westerville OH 61.346 22% 3,063
5,821 miles from location Oberlin College Oberlin OH 80.7081 33% 2,939
5,732 miles from location Franciscan University of Steubenville Steubenville OH 69.2847 41% 2,725
5,828 miles from location Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mount Vernon OH 26.4062 48% 2,622
5,775 miles from location Malone University Canton OH 28.5007 42% 2,620
5,899 miles from location Central State University Wilberforce OH 17.448 26% 2,436
5,937 miles from location College of Mount St. Joseph Cincinnati OH 26.649 37% 2,324
5,829 miles from location Denison University Granville OH 36.983 26% 2,267
5,761 miles from location University of Mount Union Alliance OH 29.0067 33% 2,212
5,788 miles from location Muskingum University New Concord OH 59.092 30% 2,207
5,900 miles from location Lourdes College Sylvania OH 18.7614 41% 2,202
5,815 miles from location University of Rio Grande Rio Grande OH 21.2168 n/a 2,096
5,897 miles from location Wittenberg University Springfield OH 29.2785 22% 1,934
5,860 miles from location Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware OH 28.3732 18% 1,893
5,803 miles from location The College of Wooster Wooster OH 70.6222 17% 1,853
5,825 miles from location Kenyon College Gambier OH 78.5685 30% 1,633
5,895 miles from location Wilmington College Wilmington OH 22.4052 20% 1,602
5,769 miles from location Marietta College Marietta OH 26.1288 20% 1,597
5,869 miles from location Heidelberg University Tiffin OH 56.9564 25% 1,478
5,766 miles from location Hiram College Hiram OH 30.4986 28% 1,395
5,906 miles from location Bluffton University Bluffton OH 28.3719 23% 1,127
5,933 miles from location Cincinnati Christian University Cincinnati OH 25.4611 87% 1,022
5,899 miles from location Wilberforce University Wilberforce OH 17.2859 20% 710
5,791 miles from location Cleveland Institute of Music Cleveland OH 37.5928 46% 437
5,930 miles from location Gods Bible School and College Cincinnati OH 25.8432 100% 292
5,913 miles from location International College of Broadcasting Dayton OH 21.8327 n/a 117
 

Curious what studying Music gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Musicians and Singers + 1,720 n/a 3.0%
2
Music Directors and Composers + 570 $47,460 111.1%
 

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