2024 Best Music Theory & Composition Associate Degree Schools
4Colleges in the United States
an associate degree in music theory & composition is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #329 out of 1020 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.
College Factual looked at 4 colleges and universities when compiling its 2024 Best Music Theory & Composition Associate Degree Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 129 associate degrees in music theory & composition to qualified students.
Choosing a Great Music Theory & Composition School for Your Associate Degree
The music composition associate degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. 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
A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To take this into account we consider a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a combination of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.
Other Factors We Consider
The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.
Major Focus - How much a school focuses on music theory & composition students vs. other majors.
Major Demand - How many other music theory & composition students want to attend this school to pursue a associate degree.
Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized music theory & composition related body.
Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for music theory & composition students working on their associate degree.
More Ways to Rank Music Theory & Composition Schools
Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Music Theory & Composition Associate Degree Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.
Featured Music Theory & Composition 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.