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2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

There are about 1,188 students enrolled in Keyboard Instruments in the USA.

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popularity

Not Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

628

Vs. National Avg.

-96%

popularity Rank

#324

cost

Somewhat Expensive

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$34K

Vs. National Avg.

39%

cost Rank

#87

salary

Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$44K

Vs. National Avg.

10%

salary Rank

#150

professors

Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

5%

professors Rank

#186

students

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

7%

students Rank

#109

SUMMARY

Going to school for Keyboard Instruments is not only a valuable choice, but usually an obligatory first step for undergraduates desiring to pursue a career as a jazz musician, a concert pianist, or a beat maker. Interestingly, keyboard instruments is an uncommon degree ranking as the 357th most popular major. Last academic year alone, there were 152 keyboard instruments degrees conferred. In-state tuition for keyboard instruments at private institutions is, on average, 3.6 times more pricey than their public counterparts.

With just 80 institutions having programs for this degree you could have a smaller selection of institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you're looking to immerse yourself with other keyboard instruments undergraduates, consider institutions in New York which have the most undergrads admitted to keyboard instruments annually. Zooming out, the top region to pursue keyboard instruments is in the Mid East region with The New School, The Juilliard School, and Manhattan School of Music best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the best conference to study keyboard instruments is the West Coast Conference with Brigham Young University-Provo representing the conference. That being said, our belief is that the best school for keyboard instruments is Texas Christian University, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.

The overall best school does not mean it is the best school for you. There might be many more factors to weigh when choosing school. External stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might affect your decision of which college to attend. Here at authority.org, we have examined the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you want to know which keyboard instruments college boasts the best campus, the answer is Texas Christian University. If, for example, you are very interested in which college boasts the finest campus, then we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more in order to compare every major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life&nbsphere and from that list, our choice for the school with the best student life for keyboard instruments is Texas Christian University. Curious why? Continue scrolling to find out more about Authority's top recommendations. Some of our picks will probably surprise you.

If expense is a major factor in your choice of where you attend school, you might be cautious about The New England Conservatory of Music. The New England Conservatory of Music&nbspappears to be the most expensive college for keyboard instruments, at least regarding out of state enrollment. We do have an entire page for the most expensive&nbspschools that might put the cost of The New England Conservatory of Music&nbspinto perspective. Additionally, you could be interested to know that keyboard instruments is the 59th most expensive program in the United States, with an average associated cost of $47,400. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for keyboard instruments in the country is Massachusetts with tuition and fees at the primary college, The New England Conservatory of Music, of $49,580. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the U.S. for keyboard instruments is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for keyboard instruments is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790. In better news, the most affordable university for keyboard instruments is Brigham Young University-Provo. Our full list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying around $11,700 for a degree in keyboard instruments. The price inflates substantially to a median of $27,000 for the out-of-state public-school undergraduate. As such, you might be interested in our pick for the school with the best value for keyboard instruments: Texas Christian University. Here you will find our comprehensive list on the colleges we see as being the best value&nbspoverall. Bear in mind, this discussion is predicated on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for keyboard instruments students differ widely, but within two-years of finishing the degree students will typically make around $54,100. While there is much variation in salary; highest paid earners can bring in up to $105,300. Right out of college, the lowest earning opportunities within the keyboard instruments field make $28,100, which is an alright wage. The highest earning grads from keyboard instruments have come from Texas Christian University&nbspand if you are looking for universities with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The overall diversity of keyboard instruments sits in the bottom, arriving within only the 19th percentile of all majors. The school with the most composite diversity for keyboard instruments is The Juilliard School&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Keyboard Instruments major only is in the 2nd percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is greater than financial diversity, ranking in the 18th percentile. Students who are not white, black, latino, or asian compose the largest proportion, 75%, of scholars majoring in keyboard instruments. Additionally, 64% of undergraduates pursuing a keyboard instruments major are women.

We have insufficient professors data for keyboard instruments to make the conclusions we normally would have made in this sentence. If we consider information other than simply rankings it becomes clear that the university with comprehensively the best instructors for keyboard instruments is Texas Christian University. You can find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as some of the finest professors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for keyboard instruments is The Juilliard School. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have a comprehensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you believe that considering higher education with context primarily informed by superlatives could cause problems. We encourage you to read our more nuanced pages on different schools and peruse some of our insightful background pages on important things to think about as your school search continues.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

Rice University

Houston, TX | www.rice.edu/

11%

Acceptance

8,005

Students

#22

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

Yale University

New Haven, CT | https://www.yale.edu/

7%

Acceptance

14,910

Students

#8

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN | www.vanderbilt.edu/

12%

Acceptance

13,918

Students

#17

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI | https://umich.edu/

26%

Acceptance

49,530

Students

#33

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA | www.cmu.edu/

17%

Acceptance

15,567

Students

#21

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

Boston University

Boston, MA | www.bu.edu/

20%

Acceptance

42,047

Students

#35

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL | www.miami.edu/

33%

Acceptance

19,971

Students

#73

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA | www.washington.edu/

56%

Acceptance

56,554

Students

#108

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY | https://www.rochester.edu/

35%

Acceptance

14,171

Students

#53

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX | https://www.smu.edu/

53%

Acceptance

12,963

Students

#100

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI | https://www.msu.edu/

76%

Acceptance

55,406

Students

#178

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX | www.tcu.edu/

48%

Acceptance

11,506

Students

#119

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT | www.byu.edu/

69%

Acceptance

39,086

Students

#198

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

A

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

University of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK | https://utulsa.edu/

69%

Acceptance

4,546

Students

#248

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

Indiana University-Bloomington

Bloomington, IN | www.indiana.edu/

80%

Acceptance

46,441

Students

#265

Ranking

$38K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Cincinnati, OH | www.uc.edu/

76%

Acceptance

46,140

Students

#632

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX | www.ttu.edu/

70%

Acceptance

41,909

Students

#406

Ranking

$24K

Tuition

A

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, CA | www.pointloma.edu/

84%

Acceptance

5,372

Students

#376

Ranking

$38K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

Mississippi College

Clinton, MS | www.mc.edu/

29%

Acceptance

5,425

Students

#409

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

A

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

Baylor University

Waco, TX | www.baylor.edu/

68%

Acceptance

19,632

Students

#225

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

Chapman University

Orange, CA | https://www.chapman.edu/

58%

Acceptance

10,654

Students

#133

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout, MO | www.cofo.edu/

14%

Acceptance

1,750

Students

#162

Ranking

$20K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Keyboard Instruments

Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN | https://www.lipscomb.edu/

62%

Acceptance

5,876

Students

#408

Ranking

$35K

Tuition

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