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2023 Music Teacher Education Cost

There are about 13,937 students enrolled in Music Teacher Education in the USA.

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Music teacher education is the 119th most expensive major in the US, with a median cost of $36,886 amongst the top 50 programs (just ahead of #120, Elementary Education and Teaching, with a median cost of $36,788).

The Mid East has the most expensive schools with top 50 music teacher education programs predominantly led by University of Rochester with an annual cost of $55,040. The most expensive state for music teacher education is California led by California Baptist University and University of California-Los Angeles.

Public schools with good programs typically charge 72.73% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 34.99% less than your average private school. So, if you're hoping to attend a state school, make sure you qualify for in-state tuition as soon as possible.

The most expensive top 25 college for music teacher education is University of Rochester, which is the 59th most expensive college in the nation. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Brigham Young University-Provo. It costs just $5,790 per year and is ranked 37th for its music teacher education program. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, Florida State University  is probably right for you, ranked #2 with an in-state cost of just $4,022. Another more affordable option would be #1, Rowan University in Gloucester County, NJ with a cost of $10,076 for in-state students and $18,908 for out-of-state students.

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