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Music Schools in Illinois

There are 48 Illinois schools offering music programs. In 2010, 1,240 students graduated from programs at Illinois music schools. 739 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 381 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

1,194 students graduate from music programs in this state, on average, every year. This accounts for 5% of students who US schools graduate from music programs. Out of those, 28 students graduated with music certificates, 40 with a degree at the associate's level, 739 with a bachelor's level degree, 381 with a master's level degree, and 52 with a degree at the doctorate level.

48 music schools are in this state. Of these, while 21 schools are public, 27 schools are private. While tuition at a private music school varies from $18,045 to $42,041, public music school tuition varies from $7,492 to $13,096.

Average tuition for programs in music is $22,802. While the highest tuition for programs in music, which is $42,041 every year, is at the University of Chicago, the lowest tuition in this state, which is $7,492 every year, is at Northeastern Illinois University.

Schools in Illinois offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees in music.

Music Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

1,194 students graduate from music programs in this state, on average, every year. This accounts for 5% of students who US schools graduate from music programs. Out of those, 28 students graduated with music certificates, 40 with a degree at the associate's level, 739 with a bachelor's level degree, 381 with a master's level degree, and 52 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Music Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 23
  • Certificate 2007: 22
  • Certificate 2008: 34
  • Certificate 2009: 19
  • Certificate 2010: 28
  • Associate 2006: 15
  • Associate 2007: 17
  • Associate 2008: 26
  • Associate 2009: 21
  • Associate 2010: 40
  • Bachelor 2006: 601
  • Bachelor 2007: 644
  • Bachelor 2008: 681
  • Bachelor 2009: 695
  • Bachelor 2010: 739
  • Master 2006: 306
  • Master 2007: 311
  • Master 2008: 352
  • Master 2009: 343
  • Master 2010: 381
  • Doctorate 2006: 51
  • Doctorate 2007: 51
  • Doctorate 2008: 56
  • Doctorate 2009: 71
  • Doctorate 2010: 52

Music Program Availability in Illinois

Schools in Illinois offer a total of 149 programs in music. Of these programs, approximately 57.7% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level, the doctoral level, and the associates level.

Music Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 10
  • Associate: 11
  • Bachelor: 86
  • Master: 31
  • Doctorate: 11

Career Trends

Music Composers and Arrangers — Salary by Percentile

Music Composers and Arrangers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 19160
  • 25th Percentile: 33100
  • Median: 47440
  • 75th Percentile: 60100
  • 90th Percentile: 79080

Musicians and Singers — Salary by Percentile

Musicians and Singers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17347
  • 25th Percentile: 22901
  • Median: 50669
  • 75th Percentile: 85322
  • 90th Percentile: 98696

Musicians and Singers — Employment Trend

Musicians and Singers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 34420
  • Median Salary 2007: 34029
  • Median Salary 2008: 42815
  • Median Salary 2009: 51605
  • Median Salary 2010: 50669
  • Total Employed 2006: 2250
  • Total Employed 2007: 1945
  • Total Employed 2008: 1950
  • Total Employed 2009: 1880
  • Total Employed 2010: 1400

Music Composers and Arrangers — Employment Trend

Music Composers and Arrangers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 38100
  • Median Salary 2007: 38800
  • Median Salary 2008: 41250
  • Median Salary 2009: 45530
  • Median Salary 2010: 47440
  • Total Employed 2006: 380
  • Total Employed 2007: 400
  • Total Employed 2008: 460
  • Total Employed 2009: 860
  • Total Employed 2010: 1380

Illinois vs National Music Employment

Illinois vs National Music Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 4.344% (2780)

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1. Rockford College

5050 E State St
Rockford, IL 61108-2311
(815) 226-4050

Rockford College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1847. This school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Rockford, IL. This school offers subjects such as biology and music. Students are offered 36 bachelors level degrees and nine degrees at the masters level by it. 1,330 students pursued degrees from the 41 programs at Rockford in 2010. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits it. This school is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

2. Wheaton College

501 College Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187-5593
(630) 752-5000

Wheaton College is located in the suburbs of Wheaton, Illinois. It offers five music programs. It offers five music degrees at the bachelor's level to students. This small school is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

3. Judson University

1151 N State St
Elgin, IL 60123-1498
(847) 628-2500

Judson University is a 4-year institution, founded in 1913. JU, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Elgin, IL. JU offers students 39 bachelors level degrees and four masters level degrees. 1,178 students sought degrees from the 42 programs at this liberal arts college in 2010. This school offers subjects including education, accounting, and chemistry. Judson is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. JU is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

4. Lake Forest College

555 N Sheridan Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045-2399
(847) 234-3100

Lake Forest College offers one music program and Lake Forest is in the suburbs of Lake Forest, Illinois. This liberal arts college is a 4-year institution.

5. Springfield College in Illinois

1500 North Fifth Street
Springfield, IL 62702-2694
(217) 525-1420

Founded in 1929, Springfield College in Illinois is a 2-year institution. This school, which is 2.7 miles from the center of the city, is in Springfield, IL. It offers subjects such as social work, liberal arts, and engineering. Students are offered 22 associates level degrees by it. In 2010, 145 students pursued degrees from the 22 programs at this school. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits it.

6. Quincy University

1800 College Ave
Quincy, IL 62301-2699
(217) 222-8020

Founded in 1860, Quincy University is a 4-year institution. It is in town of Quincy, Illinois. It offers students one degree at the associates level, 40 bachelors level degrees, and three masters level degrees. In 2010, 1,907 students sought degrees from the 41 programs at this liberal arts college. This liberal arts college offers subjects such as accounting and marketing. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits this school. QU is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

7. Benedictine University

5700 College Rd
Lisle, IL 60532-0900
(630) 829-6000

Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is a 4-year institution. This school is located in the suburbs of Lisle, Illinois. Students are offered one certificate, one degree at the associates level, 52 degrees at the bachelors level, 18 masters level degrees, and two degrees at the doctoral level by this school. 6,892 students pursued degrees from the 69 programs at this mid-sized school in 2010. This school offers subjects including sports management and management. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits this school.

8. Columbia College - Chicago

600 South Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605-1996
(312) 663-1600

Columbia College-Chicago offers two music programs. Specifically, it offers one degree at the bachelor's level in music to students and one master's level degree in music. This school is in the center of Chicago. It is a 4-year institution.

9. Northeastern Illinois University

5500 N Saint Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
(773) 583-4050

Northeastern Illinois University, which is 8.4 miles from the center of the city, is in Chicago, IL. NEIU offers two programs in music. More specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level music degree by this school and one master's level degree in music. NEIU is a public 4-year institution.

10. Illinois Wesleyan University

1312 N Park St
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
(309) 556-1000

Illinois Wesleyan University is in the center of Bloomington. It offers five music programs. This school offers five bachelor's level degrees in music to students. Overall, 2,094 students pursue degrees in 38 IWU programs. It is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering music programs.

11. Shawnee Community College

8364 Shawnee College Rd
Ullin, IL 62992
(618) 634-3200

Shawnee Community College, which is several miles from Ullin, is located in a rural setting and it offers one program in music. 2,359 students pursue degrees in 38 Shawnee Community College programs, overall. This college is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering music programs.

12. Knox College

2 E South St
Galesburg, IL 61401-9999
(309) 341-7000

Knox College is in Galesburg, IL and Knox offers one program in music. 1,392 students seek degrees in 35 Knox College programs, overall.

13. Trinity International University - Illinois

2065 Half Day Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015-1283
(847) 945-8800

Trinity International University-Illinois is in the suburbs of Deerfield, Illinois and it offers one program in music.

14. Trinity Christian College

6601 W College Dr
Palos Heights, IL 60463-0929
(708) 597-3000

Trinity Christian College is in the suburbs of Palos Heights, Illinois. It offers two programs in music. It offers students two degrees at the bachelor's level in music. This liberal arts college is a 4-year institution.

15. Augustana College

639 38th St
Rock Island, IL 61201-2296
(309) 794-7000

Augustana College, which is 1.6 miles from the center of the city, is located in Rock Island, IL. This school offers two music programs. Augustana offers two music degrees at the bachelor's level to students. This school is a 4-year institution.

16. The University of Chicago

5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-1234

The University of Chicago is near the center of the city. It offers three programs in music. Specifically, students are offered one music degree at the bachelor's level by this university, one master's level degree in music, and one doctorate level degree in music. It is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois.

17. Eureka College

300 E. College Ave.
Eureka, IL 61530
(309) 467-3721

Eureka College offers one music program. EC is a 4-year institution.

18. Monmouth College

700 E Broadway
Monmouth, IL 61462-1998
(309) 457-2311

Monmouth College offers one music program. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

19. Principia College

1 Maybeck Place
Elsah, IL 62028-9799
(618) 374-2131

Principia College offers one music program and this school, which is very close to Elsah, Illinois, is located in a rural area. Principia is a 4-year institution.

20. Illinois College

1101 W College Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650-2299
(217) 245-3000

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a 4-year institution. This school is located in Jacksonville, IL. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Illinois. This school offers subjects such as accounting and acting. It offers students 30 degrees at the bachelors level. In 2010, 878 students pursued degrees from the 30 programs at this school. This liberal arts college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. This school is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

21. Loyola University - Chicago

1032 W. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 274-3000

Loyola University-Chicago offers one program in music and it is 8.4 miles from the heart of downtown. It is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois.

22. Lewis University

One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
(815) 838-0500

Lewis University is a 4-year institution, founded in 1932. This school, which is very close to Romeoville, Illinois, is in a rural setting. It offers subjects such as public relations, public administration, and business. Students are offered three certificates, three degrees at the associates level, 75 bachelors level degrees, 21 degrees at the masters level, and one degree at the doctoral level by Lewis. 6,139 students sought degrees from the 88 programs at this school in 2010. Lewis is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

23. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4512
(618) 453-2121

Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers two programs in music. Out of those, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in music by SIU and one degree at the master's level in music. SIUC is in Carbondale, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This research university is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois.

24. The University of St Francis

500 N Wilcox St
Joliet, IL 60435-6188
(815) 740-3360

The University of St Francis, which is 1.1 miles from the center of the city, is located in Joliet, IL. It offers two music programs. It offers two bachelor's level degrees in music to students.

25. Roosevelt University

430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605-1394
(312) 341-3500

Roosevelt University is located in the center of Chicago. It offers 14 music programs. More specifically, this school offers two music certificates to students, seven music degrees at the bachelor's level, and five music degrees at the master's level. This mid-sized school is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the second largest institution in the state of Illinois offering music.

26. The College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
(630) 942-2800

The College of DuPage is located in the suburbs of Glen Ellyn, Illinois and this college offers one music program. Overall, 26,722 students pursue degrees in 120 College of DuPage programs. This community college is the second largest institution in the state of Illinois offering music in terms of programs.

27. Carl Sandburg College

2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard
Galesburg, IL 61401
(309) 344-2518

Carl Sandburg College, which is very close to Galesburg, Illinois, is located in a rural area and this college offers one program in music. Overall, 2,538 students pursue degrees in 37 Carl Sandburg College programs. It is the tenth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering music.

28. Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123-7193
(847) 697-1000

Elgin Community College is near the center of the city and this college offers one music program. It is a public 2-year institution. This college is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering music programs.

29. Greenville College

315 E. College Ave
Greenville, IL 62246
(618) 664-2800

Greenville College offers two music programs. It offers students two degrees at the bachelor's level in music. Overall, 1,605 students pursue degrees in 56 programs at this school.

30. Lincoln College

300 Keokuk St
Lincoln, IL 62656
(217) 732-3155x242

Founded in 1865, Lincoln College is a 4-year institution. It is located in town of Lincoln, Illinois. It offers subjects including healthcare administration and history. It offers students three certificates, 15 associates level degrees, and six bachelors level degrees. 1,311 students sought degrees from the 19 programs at this small school in 2010. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

31. DePaul University

55 E Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-8000

DePaul University is in the center of Chicago. This school offers nine music programs. Specifically, this big school offers students one music certificate, five music degrees at the bachelor's level, and three music degrees at the master's level. 25,145 students seek degrees in 247 programs at DePaul, overall.

32. John A Logan College

700 Logan College Road
Carterville, IL 62918-2500
(618) 985-3741

John A Logan College is located in Carterville, IL and this school offers one program in music. This school is a public 2-year institution.

33. Bradley University

1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61625-0001
(309) 676-7611

Bradley University, which is near the center of the city, is in Peoria, IL. It offers three programs in music. It offers students three music degrees at the bachelor's level.

34. Southwestern Illinois College

2500 Carlyle Ave
Belleville, IL 62221-5899
(618) 235-2700

Southwestern Illinois College is in Belleville, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in music. This school is a public 2-year institution.

35. Olivet Nazarene University

One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, IL 60914-2271
(815) 939-5011

Olivet Nazarene University offers three programs in music. Students are offered three music degrees at the bachelor's level by it. This school is in the suburbs of Bourbonnais, Illinois. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

36. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

601 E John Street
Champaign, IL 61820-5711
(217) 333-1000

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers ten music programs. More specifically, it offers students one certificate in music, six bachelor's level degrees in music, one music degree at the master's level, and two music degrees at the doctorate level. UIUC is 0.9 miles from the center of the city. Illinois is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. It is the third biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering music in terms of programs.

37. McHenry County College

8900 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012-2761
(815) 455-3700

McHenry County College offers one program in music and it is in Crystal Lake, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. 7,392 students pursue degrees in 47 McHenry County College programs, overall. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering music programs.

38. Lincoln Land Community College

5250 Shepherd Rd
Springfield, IL 62794-9256
(217) 786-2200

Lincoln Land Community College, which is 4.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Springfield, IL and it offers one program in music. This mid-sized college is a public 2-year institution.

39. Harper College

1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, IL 60067-7398
(847) 925-6000

Harper College offers one program in music and this school is located in the suburbs of Palatine, Illinois. It is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois. In terms of programs, this big school is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering music.

40. McKendree University

701 College Rd
Lebanon, IL 62254-1291
(618) 537-4481

McKendree University is located in the suburbs of Lebanon, Illinois. This school offers two programs in music. Students are offered two bachelor's level degrees in music by McK. It is a 4-year institution. This liberal arts college is the oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in music.

41. Northern Illinois University

1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Dekalb, IL 60115-2828
(800) 892-3050

Northern Illinois University is in the suburbs of Dekalb, Illinois. Northern Illinois offers five music programs. Specifically, it offers one certificate in music to students, two bachelor's level music degrees, and two degrees at the master's level in music. Northern Illinois is one of 10 research universities in Illinois. It is the sixth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering music in terms of programs.

42. Parkland College

2400 W Bradley Ave
Champaign, IL 61821-1899
(217) 351-2200

Parkland College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Champaign, IL and it offers one program in music. This college is a public 2-year institution. This college is the tenth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering music in terms of programs.

43. Lewis and Clark Community College

5800 Godfrey Rd
Godfrey, IL 62035
(618) 468-7000

Lewis and Clark Community College is located in Godfrey, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one music program. This college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. This college is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering music in terms of programs.

44. Concordia University - Chicago

7400 Augusta
River Forest, IL 60305-1499
(708) 771-8300

Concordia University-Chicago is located in the suburbs of River Forest, Illinois. It offers two music programs. Specifically, CUC offers one degree at the bachelor's level in music to students and one master's level music degree. 5,223 students pursue degrees in 82 programs at this small school, overall.

45. Eastern Illinois University

600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-5000

Eastern Illinois University offers two music programs. More specifically, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in music by this school and one master's level degree in music. It is in Charleston, IL. It is a public 4-year institution.

46. North Central College

30 N Brainard St
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 637-5100

North Central College offers one music program and this school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Naperville, IL. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

47. Elmhurst College

190 Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126-3096
(630) 617-3500

Elmhurst College offers three programs in music. It offers three bachelor's level degrees in music to students. It is in the suburbs of Elmhurst, Illinois. It is a 4-year institution.

48. Chicago State University

9501 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628-1598
(773) 995-2000

Chicago State University offers one music program. It is a public 4-year institution.

49. Western Illinois University

1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
(309) 295-1414

Western Illinois University offers three music programs. Of those, students are offered two bachelor's level degrees in music by it and one degree at the master's level in music. WIU is located in town of Macomb, Illinois. WIU is a public 4-year institution.

50. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Il State Rte 157
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1001
(618) 650-2000

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is in the suburbs of Edwardsville, Illinois. SIUE offers three programs in music. More specifically, this university offers one music certificate to students, one degree at the bachelor's level in music, and one master's level music degree. 14,133 students seek degrees in 112 programs at this university, overall.

51. Millikin University

1184 W Main St
Decatur, IL 62522-2084
(217) 424-6211

Millikin University offers two music programs. It offers two music degrees at the bachelor's level to students. This liberal arts college, which is 1.1 miles from the center of the city, is in Decatur, IL. Milikin is a 4-year institution.

52. Illinois State University

North and School Streets
Normal, IL 61790-1000
(309) 438-2111

Illinois State University is in the center of Normal. Illinois State offers three programs in music. Specifically, it offers two music degrees at the bachelor's level to students and one degree at the master's level in music. Overall, 21,134 students pursue degrees in 131 Illinois State University programs. ISU is the tenth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering music in terms of programs.

53. Saint Xavier University

3700 W 103rd St
Chicago, IL 60655
(773) 298-3000

Saint Xavier University is located near Chicago, IL. Saint Xavier offers three music programs. SXU offers three degrees at the bachelor's level in music to students. It is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, Saint Xavier is the tenth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering music.

54. The University of Illinois at Chicago

601 S Morgan
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 996-7000

The University of Illinois at Chicago is near the center of the city and it offers one music program. UIC is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois.

55. North Park University

3225 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60625-4895
(773) 244-6200

North Park University, which is 7.9 miles from the center of the city, is in Chicago, IL. This school offers three programs in music. Out of those, North Park offers two bachelor's level degrees in music to students and one master's level music degree.

56. Northwestern University

633 Clark St
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 491-3741

Northwestern University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Evanston, IL. NU offers 31 music programs. More specifically, Northwestern offers students four music certificates, nine music degrees at the bachelor's level, ten degrees at the master's level in music, and eight degrees at the doctorate level in music. NU is a 4-year research institution. In terms of programs, Northwestern is the largest institution in the state of Illinois offering music.