When it comes to popularity, an associate degree in other music sits in the middle of the road, ranking #430 out of 1020 majors in the country. So, you may have to do some digging around to find quality schools that offer the degree program. This list can help with that.
In 2024, College Factual analyzed 2 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Other Music Associate Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 67 associate degrees in other music during the 2020-2021 academic year.
In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:
Major Focus - How much a school focuses on other music students vs. other majors.
Major Demand - How many other other music students want to attend this school to pursue a associate degree.
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 other music related body.
Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for other music students working on their associate degree.
Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Other Music Associate Degree Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.
Featured Other 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.