BOSTON, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Students who find themselves seeking education in the field of music may be surprised to learn that there are online courses offered at some of the best music schools in the nation.
For this ranking, research editor, Allison Barnes sought out the top music schools which offer online courses or programs. Given the nature of the subject, it should be noted that in some cases the online offerings may be as limited as one or two courses or select degree choices.
After determining the presence of online offerings, schools were then ranked based on the number of courses or programs offered, tuition, return on investment, student to faculty ratio, and graduation and retention rates of each school.
The complete ranking can be found here:
Boston, Massachusetts is represented by 3 schools: Boston University (8), The New England Conservatory of Music (2), and Berklee College of Music (1).
Two colleges from New Jersey appear in the ranking: Rutgers University (5) and Rowan University (4).
New York colleges featured in the ranking include Manhattan School of Music (10) and University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music (9).
Indiana is represented by Saint Mary of the Woods College (11) and Indiana University (3).
Representing the state of Georgia are the University of West Georgia (19) and Georgia College & State University (12).
The full ranking is as follows in descending order:
20. University of Maine at Augusta - Augusta, ME
19. University of West Georgia - Carrollton, GA
18. Liberty University - Lynchburg, VA
17. Judson College - Marion, AL
16. Stephen F. Austin State University - Nacogdoches, TX
15. University of Michigan—Flint - Flint, MI
14. Valley City State University - Valley City, ND
13. Southern Utah University - Cedar City, UT
12. Georgia College & State University - Milledgeville, GA
11. Saint Mary of the Woods College - St. Mary's, IN
10. Manhattan School of Music - New York, NY
9. University of Rochester – Eastman School of Music - Rochester, NY
8. Boston University - Boston, MA
7. West Virginia University - Morgantown, WV
6. Colorado State University – Fort Collins - Fort Collins, CO
5. Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ
4. Rowan University - Glassboro, NJ
3. Indiana University - Bloomington, IN
2. The New England Conservatory of Music - Boston, MA
1. Berklee College of Music - Boston, MA