Tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, personal expenses. At first, these combined costs may seem overwhelming. They don’t have to be. With some planning and the willingness to investigate different schools, scholarships, grants, and bursaries, the cost of attending college or university can be more manageable than you might think. As a starting point for your research, here are the typical tuition costs for a music business degree.

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,041 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

20% above average compared to other degrees

$ 21,615 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

8% above average compared to other degrees

$ 31,895 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

1% below average compared to other degrees

What do music business graduates earn?

Music business students make an average of $64,364 per year after graduation. This is 4% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

26% of music business graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is high compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 64,364 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 42% of degrees

26%
% of people underpaid in 2019

25% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular music business schools in the US

There are 112 schools in the US that offer a music business degree. The music business schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are San Diego State University, University of Southern California and Northwestern University. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in music business per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
San Diego State University$7,460
University of Southern California$54,259
Northwestern University$52,678
Michigan State University$14,460
University of Connecticut$14,880
Syracuse University$46,755
Grand Canyon University$17,050
University of Miami$48,484
Drexel University$52,002
North Carolina State University at Raleigh$9,058

Top US schools for a music business degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering music business degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Northwestern University9%$52,678
University of Southern California16%$54,259
Carnegie Mellon University22%$53,910
American University29%$46,615
San Diego State University35%$7,460
University of Miami36%$48,484
St. Andrews University41%$25,874
Bay State College44%$22,320
Syracuse University47%$46,755
University of Connecticut48%$14,880

Cheapest US schools for a music business degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a music business degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Guilford Technical Community College$2,167
Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Gurabo Campus$5,820
Southern Utah University$6,676
University of Central Oklahoma$7,100
San Diego State University$7,460
Black Hawk College$7,500
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay$7,878
University of North Alabama$8,480
North Carolina State University at Raleigh$9,058
University of Houston$9,706

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