General Music is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #114 most popular associate degree program in the country. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.
College Factual looked at 21 colleges and universities when compiling its 2024 Best General Music Associate Degree Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 1,024 associate degrees in general music to qualified students.
Choosing a Great General Music School for Your Associate Degree
Your choice of general music for getting your associate degree school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:
Quality Overall Is Important
The overall quality of a associate degree school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.
Other Factors We Consider
In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:
Major Focus - How much a school focuses on general music students vs. other majors.
Major Demand - The number of general music students who choose to seek a associate degree at the school.
Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized general music related body.
Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for general music students working on their associate degree.
When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best General Music Associate Degree Schools list to help you make the college decision.
Featured General Music Programs
Learn about start dates, transferring credits, availability of financial aid, and more by contacting the universities below.
The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.