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Schools Offering Music Programs in Texas


Each year, approximately 0.3% of Texas graduates receive degrees in music. That means an estimated 1,748 musicians graduate from Texas' 99 music schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Texas with a music program is The University of Texas at Austin, which is located in Austin. In 2010, it was ranked 11th nationwide. 174 students graduated with a degree in music from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010. Tuition at The University of Texas at Austin was $9,418 per year.

The second-ranked school in Texas that has a music program is Rice University. Rice University, which was ranked 14th in the country in 2010, is located in Houston. In 2010, Rice University graduated 79 students from its music program. Students at Rice University paid $33,771 per year in tuition fees.

Texas A & M University, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Texas that has a music program. It is located in College Station. In 2010, Texas A & M University graduated 7 students from its music programs. Tuition at Texas A & M University was $8,387 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Texas' music schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $9,187 per year, though tuition can range from $37,230 per year to $1,007 per year. In 2010, the music schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Texas were:

  1. Southern Methodist University - located in Dallas, students are charged $37,230 per year
  2. Rice University - located in Houston, students are charged $33,771 per year
  3. Southwestern University - located in Georgetown, students are charged $31,630 per year

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

  1. College of the Mainland - located in Texas City, students are charged $1,007 per year
  2. Collin County Community College District - located in McKinney, students are charged $1,024 per year
  3. Lee College - located in Baytown, students are charged $1,086 per year

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

The following counties have the largest number of Texas musicians:

  1. Collin County - 1,410 musicians
  2. Austin County - 530 musicians
  3. Bastrop County - 420 musicians

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of musicians is expected to grow by 16% by 2018. There are projected to be 21,270 musicians working in the Texas then.

Salary

On average, musicians earn $24,325 per year. In 2010, however, some Texas musician earned as little as less than $15,830 per year or as much as more than $132,060 per year. Musicians in the following Texas counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Johnson County - $78,420 per year
  2. Hidalgo County - $60,590 per year
  3. Austin County - $60,250 per year

The following counties in Texas have the lowest average salaries for musician:

  1. Collin County - $41,710 per year
  2. Blanco County - $45,370 per year
  3. Bastrop County - $46,050 per year

On average, the highest paid musicians in Texas were:

  1. Music Composer - $48,650 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

On average, the lowest paid musicians in Texas were:

  1. Music Composer - $48,650 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,548 miles from location Houston Community College Houston TX 16.1985 n/a 54,942
6,687 miles from location The University of Texas at Austin Austin TX 88.8663 51% 50,995
6,603 miles from location Texas A & M University College Station TX 85.085 53% 48,702
6,553 miles from location Lone Star College System Spring TX 14.626 n/a 46,504
6,685 miles from location Austin Community College District Austin TX 12.3025 n/a 40,248
6,546 miles from location University of Houston Houston TX 32.0392 41% 37,000
6,638 miles from location University of North Texas Denton TX 34.4764 43% 35,003
6,700 miles from location Texas State University-San Marcos San Marcos TX 68.5508 40% 30,803
6,907 miles from location Texas Tech University Lubbock TX 71.9834 41% 30,049
6,744 miles from location The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio TX 56.7437 44% 28,955
6,639 miles from location The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington TX 27.8116 55% 28,085
6,532 miles from location San Jacinto Community College Pasadena TX 12.8421 n/a 27,011
6,737 miles from location South Texas College Mcallen TX 12.2411 n/a 26,338
6,619 miles from location Collin County Community College District McKinney TX 11.5039 n/a 24,872
6,736 miles from location San Antonio College San Antonio TX 9.68457 n/a 24,135
6,684 miles from location Central Texas College Killeen TX 16.1488 n/a 24,133
7,192 miles from location The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso TX 25.9553 47% 21,011
6,731 miles from location The University of Texas-Pan American Edinburg TX 56.8684 56% 18,337
6,616 miles from location Richland College Dallas TX 10.4096 n/a 18,201
6,608 miles from location Blinn College Brenham TX 12.7436 n/a 17,173
6,691 miles from location The University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville TX 15.9461 n/a 17,151
6,555 miles from location Sam Houston State University Huntsville TX 29.6109 25% 16,772
6,644 miles from location Baylor University Waco TX 38.572 20% 14,614
6,749 miles from location Northwest Vista College San Antonio TX 11.4584 n/a 14,587
6,472 miles from location Lamar University Beaumont TX 52.0333 33% 13,992
6,637 miles from location Texas Woman's University Denton TX 59.8874 39% 13,338
6,499 miles from location Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches TX 57.9428 37% 12,845
6,678 miles from location Del Mar College Corpus Christi TX 11.9255 n/a 12,069
6,612 miles from location Eastfield College Mesquite TX 8.70719 n/a 11,944
6,622 miles from location Brookhaven College Dallas TX 9.46366 n/a 11,814
6,629 miles from location North Lake College Irving TX 8.42751 n/a 11,644
6,533 miles from location Tyler Junior College Tyler TX 13.9338 n/a 11,045
6,619 miles from location Southern Methodist University Dallas TX 37.1432 30% 10,891
6,705 miles from location Tarleton State University Stephenville TX 56.9454 62% 10,424
6,936 miles from location South Plains College Levelland TX 9.63264 n/a 10,011
6,673 miles from location Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi TX 20.8888 n/a 9,468
6,547 miles from location Texas Southern University Houston TX 40.0528 22% 9,394
6,647 miles from location McLennan Community College Waco TX 12.8193 n/a 9,128
6,620 miles from location El Centro College Dallas TX 8.41391 n/a 9,072
6,567 miles from location Texas A & M University-Commerce Commerce TX 26.7013 46% 9,021
6,653 miles from location Texas Christian University Fort Worth TX 72.2184 26% 8,853
6,583 miles from location Prairie View A & M University Prairie View TX 50.8259 54% 8,608
6,739 miles from location Palo Alto College San Antonio TX 9.11557 n/a 8,335
6,626 miles from location Mountain View College Dallas TX 9.11365 n/a 8,203
6,708 miles from location Texas A & M University-Kingsville Kingsville TX 53.2657 94% 8,194
6,899 miles from location West Texas A & M University Canyon TX 25.1897 47% 7,634
6,568 miles from location Trinity Valley Community College Athens TX 17.4138 n/a 7,012
6,734 miles from location University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio TX 54.816 32% 6,756
6,524 miles from location Lee College Baytown TX 12.8813 n/a 6,658
6,592 miles from location Wharton County Junior College Wharton TX 16.0959 n/a 6,622
6,803 miles from location Texas A & M International University Laredo TX 23.8854 40% 6,419
6,841 miles from location Angelo State University San Angelo TX 22.3683 52% 6,387
6,509 miles from location Kilgore College Kilgore TX 15.7866 n/a 6,375
6,713 miles from location Midwestern State University Wichita Falls TX 54.2603 37% 6,341
6,933 miles from location Midland College Midland TX 17.4861 n/a 6,227
6,532 miles from location The University of Texas at Tyler Tyler TX 57.5552 57% 6,201
6,619 miles from location Cedar Valley College Lancaster TX 9.01299 n/a 5,886
6,894 miles from location Wayland Baptist University Plainview TX 54.6831 63% 5,886
6,660 miles from location Temple College Temple TX 8.53874 n/a 5,659
6,543 miles from location Paris Junior College Paris TX 13.1909 n/a 5,580
6,549 miles from location Rice University Houston TX 86.3426 36% 5,576
6,504 miles from location Angelina College Lufkin TX 14.5469 n/a 5,422
6,629 miles from location Dallas Baptist University Dallas TX 26.712 48% 5,400
6,541 miles from location Alvin Community College Alvin TX 10.3642 n/a 5,240
6,951 miles from location Odessa College Odessa TX 14.3534 n/a 5,132
6,460 miles from location Texarkana College Texarkana TX 13.8651 n/a 5,018
6,606 miles from location Grayson County College Denison TX 16.3434 n/a 4,856
6,791 miles from location Abilene Christian University Abilene TX 31.2961 54% 4,813
6,640 miles from location Hill College Hillsboro TX 12.9093 n/a 4,294
6,697 miles from location Coastal Bend College Beeville TX 12.7344 n/a 4,196
6,526 miles from location College of the Mainland Texas City TX 8.31197 n/a 3,916
6,740 miles from location St Marys University San Antonio TX 60.1135 29% 3,893
6,648 miles from location Texas Wesleyan University Fort Worth TX 50.675 56% 3,333
6,549 miles from location University of St Thomas Houston TX 59.2959 41% 3,132
7,038 miles from location Sul Ross State University Alpine TX 14.9347 n/a 3,047
6,556 miles from location Houston Baptist University Houston TX 57.0185 16% 2,710
6,735 miles from location Trinity University San Antonio TX 35.2819 26% 2,693
6,667 miles from location University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton TX 25.2697 24% 2,689
6,739 miles from location Our Lady of the Lake University-San Antonio San Antonio TX 20.1101 32% 2,660
6,792 miles from location Hardin-Simmons University Abilene TX 60.7698 65% 2,305
6,692 miles from location Concordia University Texas Austin TX 51.6359 41% 2,242
6,465 miles from location Lamar State College-Port Arthur Port Arthur TX 8.75269 n/a 2,208
6,480 miles from location Panola College Carthage TX 14.6652 n/a 2,123
6,625 miles from location Southwestern Assemblies of God University Waxahachie TX 27.8114 90% 2,018
6,911 miles from location Lubbock Christian University Lubbock TX 53.7486 37% 1,906
6,793 miles from location McMurry University Abilene TX 20.6126 36% 1,509
6,841 miles from location Clarendon College Clarendon TX 16.9601 n/a 1,427
6,705 miles from location Texas Lutheran University Seguin TX 56.0302 49% 1,387
6,604 miles from location Austin College Sherman TX 70.387 30% 1,364
6,681 miles from location Southwestern University Georgetown TX 33.4762 24% 1,301
6,864 miles from location Frank Phillips College Borger TX 15.4746 n/a 1,239
6,753 miles from location Howard Payne University Brownwood TX 22.4355 41% 1,232
6,480 miles from location East Texas Baptist University Marshall TX 22.584 51% 1,179
6,771 miles from location Schreiner University Kerrville TX 57.5304 47% 1,049
6,535 miles from location Texas College Tyler TX 6.83063 n/a 964
6,686 miles from location Huston-Tillotson University Austin TX 16.9395 36% 882
6,534 miles from location Lon Morris College Jacksonville TX 18.0543 90% 817
6,652 miles from location Southwestern Adventist University Keene TX 20.5477 36% 809
6,528 miles from location Jarvis Christian College Hawkins TX 7.36181 n/a 628
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Music Directors and Composers + 2,420 $48,650 1628.6%
2
Musicians and Singers + 1,880 n/a -34.5%
 

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