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Music Schools in Iowa

There are 22 Iowa schools offering music programs. 298 students graduated with degrees from Iowa music schools in 2010. 229 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 47 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

295 students graduate from programs in Iowa in music, on average, every year. This accounts for 1% of music students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, three students graduated with a music degree at the associate's level, 229 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 47 with a degree at the master's level, and 19 with a degree at the doctorate level.

22 music schools are in this state. And out of these, while 18 schools are private, four schools are public. While tuition at a private music school varies from $13,814 to $37,482, tuition at a public music school varies from $6,997 to $7,417.

Average tuition for programs in music is $18,818. While the highest tuition for music programs, which is $37,482 per year, is at Grinnell College, the lowest tuition in Iowa, which is $6,997 each year, is at Iowa State University.

Iowa music schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Music Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

295 students graduate from programs in Iowa in music, on average, every year. This accounts for 1% of music students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, three students graduated with a music degree at the associate's level, 229 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 47 with a degree at the master's level, and 19 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Music Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 0
  • Certificate 2009: 0
  • Certificate 2010: 0
  • Associate 2006: 8
  • Associate 2007: 2
  • Associate 2008: 3
  • Associate 2009: 4
  • Associate 2010: 3
  • Bachelor 2006: 209
  • Bachelor 2007: 205
  • Bachelor 2008: 230
  • Bachelor 2009: 199
  • Bachelor 2010: 229
  • Master 2006: 38
  • Master 2007: 42
  • Master 2008: 40
  • Master 2009: 37
  • Master 2010: 47
  • Doctorate 2006: 18
  • Doctorate 2007: 13
  • Doctorate 2008: 19
  • Doctorate 2009: 18
  • Doctorate 2010: 19

Music Program Availability in Iowa

Schools in this state offer a total of 39 music programs. Of these programs, 76.9% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level, the doctoral level, and the associates level.

Music Program Availability in Iowa

  • Certificate: 1
  • Associate: 1
  • Bachelor: 30
  • Master: 6
  • Doctorate: 1

Career Trends

Music Composers and Arrangers — Salary by Percentile

Music Composers and Arrangers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 27050
  • 25th Percentile: 32410
  • Median: 39050
  • 75th Percentile: 49520
  • 90th Percentile: 58940

Musicians and Singers — Salary by Percentile

Musicians and Singers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 22525
  • 25th Percentile: 26500
  • Median: 31175
  • 75th Percentile: 35850
  • 90th Percentile: 41230

Musicians and Singers — Employment Trend

Musicians and Singers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 28240
  • Median Salary 2007: 29203
  • Median Salary 2008: 30200
  • Median Salary 2009: 30725
  • Median Salary 2010: 31175
  • Total Employed 2006: 350
  • Total Employed 2007: 80
  • Total Employed 2008: 320
  • Total Employed 2009: 260
  • Total Employed 2010: 280

Music Composers and Arrangers — Employment Trend

Music Composers and Arrangers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 26010
  • Median Salary 2007: 26900
  • Median Salary 2008: 31125
  • Median Salary 2009: 35350
  • Median Salary 2010: 39050
  • Total Employed 2006: 40
  • Total Employed 2007: 40
  • Total Employed 2008: 75
  • Total Employed 2009: 110
  • Total Employed 2010: 270

Iowa vs National Music Employment

Iowa vs National Music Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 0.860% (550)

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1. Central College

812 University
Pella, IA 50219
(877) 462-3687

Central College offers one program in music and this school is in town of Pella, Iowa. 1,648 students pursue degrees in 37 programs at this school, overall. This school is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering music programs.

2. Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

1900 NW 4th St
Ankeny, IA 50023-2152
(515) 964-0601

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary is in the suburbs of Ankeny, Iowa and Faith offers one music program.

3. Graceland University - Lamoni

1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140
(641) 784-5000

Graceland University-Lamoni offers one program in music and it is located in Lamoni, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It is a 4-year institution.

4. Buena Vista University

610 W 4th St
Storm Lake, IA 50588
(712) 749-2400

Buena Vista University is in town of Storm Lake, Iowa. This school offers two programs in music. BVU offers two bachelor's level degrees in music to students. BVU is a 4-year institution.

5. Briar Cliff University

3303 Rebecca St
Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 279-5321

Briar Cliff University offers one program in music and this school, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Sioux City, IA. Briar Cliff is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, this school is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering music.

6. Cornell College

600 First St. SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098
(319) 895-4000

Cornell College is located in Mount Vernon, IA. It offers two programs in music. Students are offered two bachelor's level music degrees by this liberal arts college. This school is a 4-year institution.

7. Simpson College

701 North C St
Indianola, IA 50125
(515) 961-6251x1517

Simpson College offers two programs in music. It offers two music degrees at the bachelor's level to students. This school is in town of Indianola, Iowa. It is a 4-year institution.

8. Iowa Wesleyan College

601 N Main Street
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
(319) 385-8021

Iowa Wesleyan College is in Mount Pleasant, IA and IWC offers one music program. Overall, 771 students pursue degrees in 33 programs at this liberal arts college.

9. Waldorf College

106 S Sixth St
Forest City, IA 50436-1713
(641) 585-2450

Waldorf College offers one program in music and it is in Forest City, IA. Overall, 643 students pursue degrees in 17 programs at this school.

10. Coe College

1220 First Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-5092
(319) 399-8000

Coe College, which is 0.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Cedar Rapids, IA. It offers two programs in music. Students are offered two music degrees at the bachelor's level by it. 1,357 students seek degrees in 39 programs at this liberal arts college, overall.

11. Saint Ambrose University

518 W Locust St
Davenport, IA 52803-2898
(563) 333-6000

Founded in 1882, Saint Ambrose University is a 4-year institution. St. Ambrose, which is 1.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Davenport, IA. This mid-sized school offers subjects such as language, political science, and technology. Students are offered 29 certificates, 75 bachelors level degrees, 23 degrees at the masters level, and two degrees at the doctoral level by it. 3,663 students sought degrees from the 95 programs at St. Ambrose in 2010. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

12. Iowa State University

3410 Beardshear Hall
Ames, IA 50011-2030
(515) 294-5836

Iowa State University offers one music program and Iowa State, which is 1.2 miles from the center of the city, is in Ames, IA. Iowa State is a public, 4-year, research institution.

13. Luther College

700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101-1045
(563) 387-2000

Luther College, which is very close to Decorah, Iowa, is located in a rural area and it offers one music program. It is a 4-year institution.

14. The University of Northern Iowa

1222 W 27th St
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0005
(319) 273-2311

The University of Northern Iowa, which is near the center of the city, is located in Cedar Falls, IA. It offers seven music programs. Specifically, it offers students two degrees at the bachelor's level in music and five music degrees at the master's level. This university is one of 4 research universities in Iowa. This university is the biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering music in terms of programs.

15. Drake University

2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505
(515) 271-2011

Drake University, which is 2.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Des Moines, IA. Drake offers three music programs. Students are offered three bachelor's level music degrees by this university. Drake is a 4-year research institution.

16. Grinnell College

1121 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112-1690
(641) 269-4000

Grinnell College offers one program in music. 1,655 students seek degrees in 26 Grinnell programs, overall.

17. Loras College

1450 Alta Vista
Dubuque, IA 52004-0178
(563) 588-7100

Loras College, which is 0.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Dubuque, IA and Loras offers one program in music. Overall, 1,562 students seek degrees in 54 programs at Loras. It is the oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering music programs.

18. Morningside College

1501 Morningside Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106-1751
(712) 274-5000

Morningside College offers two music programs. Morningside offers two degrees at the bachelor's level in music to students. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Sioux City, IA. Overall, 1,991 students pursue degrees in 50 programs at Morningside. In terms of programs, this school is the fifth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering music.

19. Southwestern Community College

1501 W. Townline Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-7081x413

Southwestern Community College offers one program in music and this college, which is very close to Creston, Iowa, is in a rural area. This college is a public 2-year institution. It is the oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in music.

20. Clarke University

1550 Clarke Dr
Dubuque, IA 52001-3198
(563) 588-6300

Clarke University, which is 1.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Dubuque, IA and this school offers one music program. It is a 4-year institution.

21. Wartburg College

100 Wartburg Blvd.
Waverly, IA 50677-0903
(319) 352-8200

Wartburg College is located in Waverly, IA. It offers two music programs. Wartburg offers students two music degrees at the bachelor's level. This school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in music.

22. Northwestern College

101 Seventh St SW
Orange City, IA 51041
(712) 707-7000

Northwestern College is in Orange City, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and this school offers one music program. 1,243 students seek degrees in 46 programs at this small school, overall.

23. The University of Iowa

101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1316
(319) 335-3500

The University of Iowa is in the center of Iowa City. It offers four programs in music. Of those, students are offered one certificate in music by Iowa, one bachelor's level degree in music, one master's level degree in music, and one doctorate level music degree. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. UI is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering music programs.

24. Dordt College

498 4th Ave NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250-1697
(712) 722-6000

Dordt College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1955. It is in Sioux Center, IA. Students are offered three degrees at the associates level, 86 bachelors level degrees, and one masters level degree by it. In 2010, 1,360 students sought degrees from the 90 programs at this school. This school offers subjects such as information technology, visual communications, and chemistry. This liberal arts college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. This school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

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