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Music Schools in Colorado

There are 15 Colorado schools offering music programs. 492 students graduated with degrees from Colorado music schools in 2010. 326 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 135 students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

470 students graduate from programs in this state in music, on average, per year. This accounts for 2% of students who schools in the United States graduate from music programs. Out of those, one student graduated with certificates in music, 326 with a bachelor's level degree, 135 with a master's level degree, and 30 with a doctorate level degree.

15 music schools are located in Colorado. Out of these, ten schools are public, while five schools are private. Tuition at a private music school varies from $22,040 to $38,898, while tuition at a public music school varies from $4,093 to $8,511.

Average tuition for programs in music is $15,498. The highest tuition for programs in music, which is $38,898 per year, is at Colorado College, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $4,093 each year, is at Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Colorado schools offer certificates, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees in music.

Music Program Completions in Colorado 2006 - 2010

470 students graduate from programs in this state in music, on average, per year. This accounts for 2% of students who schools in the United States graduate from music programs. Out of those, one student graduated with certificates in music, 326 with a bachelor's level degree, 135 with a master's level degree, and 30 with a doctorate level degree.

Music Program Completions in Colorado 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 4
  • Certificate 2008: 1
  • Certificate 2009: 2
  • Certificate 2010: 1
  • Bachelor 2006: 287
  • Bachelor 2007: 322
  • Bachelor 2008: 315
  • Bachelor 2009: 310
  • Bachelor 2010: 326
  • Master 2006: 104
  • Master 2007: 102
  • Master 2008: 101
  • Master 2009: 117
  • Master 2010: 135
  • Doctorate 2006: 23
  • Doctorate 2007: 20
  • Doctorate 2008: 31
  • Doctorate 2009: 22
  • Doctorate 2010: 30

Music Program Availability in Colorado

Colorado schools offer a total of 31 music programs. Of these programs, 67.7% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level and the doctoral level.

Music Program Availability in Colorado

  • Certificate: 2
  • Bachelor: 21
  • Master: 5
  • Doctorate: 3

Career Trends

Music Composers and Arrangers — Salary by Percentile

Music Composers and Arrangers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18880
  • 25th Percentile: 27040
  • Median: 32010
  • 75th Percentile: 46190
  • 90th Percentile: 63840

Musicians and Singers — Salary by Percentile

Musicians and Singers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18637
  • 25th Percentile: 42224
  • Median: 69451
  • 75th Percentile: 88338
  • 90th Percentile: 105726

Musicians and Singers — Employment Trend

Musicians and Singers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 34391
  • Median Salary 2007: 45531
  • Median Salary 2008: 50003
  • Median Salary 2009: 71011
  • Median Salary 2010: 69451
  • Total Employed 2006: 1050
  • Total Employed 2007: 830
  • Total Employed 2008: 830
  • Total Employed 2009: 530
  • Total Employed 2010: 530

Music Composers and Arrangers — Employment Trend

Music Composers and Arrangers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 25015
  • Median Salary 2007: 25750
  • Median Salary 2008: 16920
  • Median Salary 2009: 41160
  • Median Salary 2010: 32010
  • Total Employed 2006: 145
  • Total Employed 2007: 150
  • Total Employed 2008: 105
  • Total Employed 2009: 60
  • Total Employed 2010: 60

Colorado vs National Music Employment

Colorado vs National Music Employment

  • Employed in Colorado: 0.922% (590)

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1. Naropa University

2130 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302-6697
(303) 444-0202

Naropa University is located in the center of Boulder. This school offers two programs in music. Out of those, Naropa offers students one music certificate and one bachelor's level degree in music. This liberal arts college is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the third biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering music.

2. Adams State College

208 Edgemont Blvd
Alamosa, CO 81102
(719) 587-7011

Adams State College is in Alamosa, CO and it offers one program in music. It is a public 4-year institution.

3. The Western State College of Colorado

600 N Adams
Gunnison, CO 81231
(970) 943-0120

The Western State College of Colorado is located in Gunnison, Colorado, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and Western offers one music program. WSC is a public 4-year institution.

4. Colorado State University - Pueblo

2200 Bonforte Blvd
Pueblo, CO 81001-4901
(719) 549-2100

Colorado State University-Pueblo offers one music program and it is near the center of the city. Overall, 7,379 students seek degrees in 34 Colorado State University-Pueblo programs. It is the seventh largest institution in the state of Colorado offering music in terms of programs.

5. Colorado College

14. E Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 389-6000

Colorado College offers one program in music and this school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Colorado Springs, CO. It is a 4-year institution.

6. Fort Lewis College

1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301-3999
(970) 247-7010

Fort Lewis College is in Durango, CO and this school offers one music program. This school is one of 7 liberal arts colleges in Colorado. This liberal arts college is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering music in terms of programs.

7. Colorado Christian University

8787 West Alameda Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80226
(303) 963-3000

Colorado Christian University is in the suburbs of Lakewood, Colorado. It offers three programs in music. Students are offered three bachelor's level music degrees by this school.

8. The University of Denver

2199 S. University Blvd
Denver, CO 80208
(303) 871-2000

The University of Denver offers six programs in music. Of those, DU offers students one certificate in music, four bachelor's level music degrees, and one master's level degree in music. This university is near the center of the city. DU is a 4-year research institution. This research university is the oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering programs in music.

9. Regis University

3333 Regis Blvd
Denver, CO 80221-1099
(800) 388-2366x2111

Regis University, which is 4.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Denver, CO and it offers one music program. It is a 4-year institution.

10. Colorado State University - Fort Collins

102 Administration Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523-0100
(970) 491-1101

Colorado State University-Fort Collins offers two music programs. Specifically, CSU offers students one bachelor's level degree in music and one degree at the master's level in music. Colorado State is near the heart of downtown. 30,155 students pursue degrees in 159 programs at this public university, overall. In terms of programs, CSU is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering music.

11. Metropolitan State College of Denver

Speer Blvd and Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80217-3362
(303) 556-3058

Metropolitan State College of Denver is 0.8 miles from the heart of downtown and Metro State offers one program in music. Overall, 23,948 students pursue degrees in 52 Metro State programs. This big university is the tenth biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering music in terms of programs.

12. The University of Colorado Boulder

Regent Drive at Broadway
Boulder, CO 80309-0017
(303) 492-1411

The University of Colorado Boulder is near the center of the city. This university offers five music programs. Of those, CU offers two bachelor's level music degrees to students, one master's level degree in music, and two doctorate level music degrees. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering music programs.

13. The University of Colorado Denver

University of Colorado Denver
Denver, CO 80217-3364
(303) 556-5600

The University of Colorado Denver is near the center of the city. This university offers two music programs. More specifically, it offers students one bachelor's level music degree and one master's level degree in music. Overall, 24,108 students seek degrees in 119 programs at UCD. It is the fourth largest institution in the state of Colorado offering music.

14. Mesa State College

1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122
(970) 248-1020

Mesa State College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Grand Junction, CO and this school offers one music program. Overall, 8,130 students seek degrees in 54 Mesa State College programs.

15. The University of Northern Colorado

Carter Hall - Rm 4000
Greeley, CO 80639
(970) 351-1890

The University of Northern Colorado, which is 1.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Greeley, CO. This university offers three programs in music. More specifically, it offers students one music degree at the bachelor's level, one master's level music degree, and one music degree at the doctorate level. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the fourth largest institution in the state of Colorado offering music in terms of programs.