Music Schools in The Midwest - 2017 Ranking

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In 2017, we ranked 133 schools offering music majors in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Performing-Art-Schools.com team ranks Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH), and Indiana University Bloomington (Bloomington, IN) the best three music schools in the Midwest.

See the best 50 music schools and colleges in the Midwest below or narrow your search by program, state, or city in the Midwest. Also, check the most recent ranking of the best music colleges in the Midwest.


Top 50 music schools in the Midwest:

Northwestern University - Performing Arts School Ranking
1. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL, 29 music programs

University of Cincinnati - Performing Arts School Ranking
2. University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, 11 music programs

Indiana University Bloomington - Performing Arts School Ranking
3. Indiana University Bloomington

Bloomington, IN, 10 music programs

University of Michigan Ann Arbor - Performing Arts School Ranking
4. University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI, 7 music programs

University of Kansas - Performing Arts School Ranking
5. University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS, 2 music programs

University of Notre Dame - Performing Arts School Ranking
6. University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN, 3 music programs

Purdue University - Performing Arts School Ranking
7. Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN, 1 music program

Washington University in St Louis - Performing Arts School Ranking
8. Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO, 1 music program

Ohio State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
9. Ohio State University

Columbus, OH, 1 music program

Harrington College of Design - Performing Arts School Ranking
10. Harrington College of Design

Chicago, IL, 2 music programs

Michigan State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
11. Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI, 3 music programs

Cranbrook Academy of Art - Performing Arts School Ranking
12. Cranbrook Academy of Art

Bloomfield Hills, MI, 1 music program

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - Performing Arts School Ranking
13. University of Illinois

Champaign, IL, 1 music program

University of Missouri Kansas City - Performing Arts School Ranking
14. University of Missouri Kansas City

Kansas City, MO, 2 music programs

University of Minnesota Twin Cities - Performing Arts School Ranking
15. University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN, 2 music programs

Roosevelt University - Performing Arts School Ranking
16. Roosevelt University

Chicago, IL, 15 music programs

Iowa State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
17. Iowa State University

Ames, IA, 3 music programs

McNally Smith College of Music - Performing Arts School Ranking
18. McNally Smith College of Music

Saint Paul, MN, 20 music programs

Bowling Green State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
19. Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH, 4 music programs

Western Michigan University - Performing Arts School Ranking
20. Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI, 7 music programs

Oakland University - Performing Arts School Ranking
21. Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI, 6 music programs

Missouri State University Springfield - Performing Arts School Ranking
22. Missouri State University Springfield

Springfield, MO, 2 music programs

University of Akron - Performing Arts School Ranking
23. University of Akron

Akron, OH, 11 music programs

Columbia College Chicago - Performing Arts School Ranking
24. Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, IL, 2 music programs

Loyola University Chicago - Performing Arts School Ranking
25. Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL, 2 music programs

Anderson University Indiana - Performing Arts School Ranking
26. Anderson University Indiana

Anderson, IN, 3 music programs

University of Michigan Flint - Performing Arts School Ranking
27. University of Michigan Flint

Flint, MI, 1 music program

University of Chicago - Performing Arts School Ranking
28. University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, 1 music program

Viterbo University - Performing Arts School Ranking
29. Viterbo University

La Crosse, WI, 3 music programs

Central Michigan University - Performing Arts School Ranking
30. Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI, 2 music programs

Butler University - Performing Arts School Ranking
31. Butler University

Indianapolis, IN, 3 music programs

Art Academy of Cincinnati - Performing Arts School Ranking
32. Art Academy of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, 1 music program

Lewis University - Performing Arts School Ranking
33. Lewis University

Romeoville, IL, 2 music programs

Ohio Northern University - Performing Arts School Ranking
34. Ohio Northern University

Ada, OH, 1 music program

Webster University - Performing Arts School Ranking
35. Webster University

Saint Louis, MO, 1 music program

University of Northern Iowa - Performing Arts School Ranking
36. University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA, 2 music programs

Minnesota State University Mankato - Performing Arts School Ranking
37. Minnesota State University Mankato

Mankato, MN, 1 music program

Stephens College - Performing Arts School Ranking
38. Stephens College

Columbia, MO, 1 music program

Drake University - Performing Arts School Ranking
39. Drake University

Des Moines, IA, 1 music program

Ohio University - Performing Arts School Ranking
40. Ohio University

Athens, OH, 2 music programs

College of DuPage - Performing Arts School Ranking
41. College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, IL, 2 music programs

Capital University - Performing Arts School Ranking
42. Capital University

Columbus, OH, 3 music programs

Illinois Wesleyan University - Performing Arts School Ranking
43. Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL, 6 music programs

Elgin Community College - Performing Arts School Ranking
44. Elgin Community College

Elgin, IL, 2 music programs

University of Wisconsin Green Bay - Performing Arts School Ranking
45. University of Wisconsin Green Bay

Green Bay, WI, 2 music programs

Drury University - Performing Arts School Ranking
46. Drury University

Springfield, MO, 4 music programs

University of Dayton - Performing Arts School Ranking
47. University of Dayton

Dayton, OH, 1 music program

Bemidji State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
48. Bemidji State University

Bemidji, MN, 1 music program

Wichita State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
49. Wichita State University

Wichita, KS, 5 music programs

Baldwin Wallace University - Performing Arts School Ranking
50. Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, OH, 4 music programs



Music schools in the Midwest by state:

Schools by State28 Music Schools in Illinois14 Music Schools in Indiana8 Music Schools in Iowa7 Music Schools in Kansas20 Music Schools in Michigan9 Music Schools in Minnesota10 Music Schools in Missouri5 Music Schools in Nebraska1 Music Schools in North Dakota21 Music Schools in Ohio1 Music Schools in South Dakota9 Music Schools in Wisconsin


Music schools in other regions:

Northeast: 76 schools
South: 167 schools
West: 84 schools

Popular performing arts school cities in the Midwest:

in Illinois:
Bloomington: 1 school
Carbondale: 1 school
Champaign: 1 school
Chicago: 13 schools
Decatur: 1 school
Dekalb: 1 school
Elgin: 1 school
Evanston: 1 school
Glen Ellyn: 1 school
Macomb: 1 school
Naperville: 1 school
Normal: 2 schools
Schaumburg: 1 school
in Indiana:
Anderson: 1 school
Bloomington: 1 school
Evansville: 2 schools
Fort Wayne: 2 schools
Indianapolis: 5 schools
Muncie: 1 school
Notre Dame: 2 schools
West Lafayette: 1 school
in Iowa:
Ames: 1 school
Cedar Falls: 1 school
Iowa City: 1 school
in Kansas:
Lawrence: 2 schools
Manhattan: 1 school
in Michigan:
Allendale: 1 school
Ann Arbor: 1 school
Bloomfield Hills: 2 schools
Detroit: 4 schools
East Lansing: 1 school
Flint: 1 school
Holland: 1 school
Kalamazoo: 3 schools
Mount Pleasant: 1 school
Rochester Hills: 2 schools
Ypsilanti: 1 school
in Minnesota:
Bemidji: 1 school
Duluth: 1 school
Mankato: 2 schools
Mendota Heights: 1 school
Minneapolis: 4 schools
Moorhead: 2 schools
Northfield: 2 schools
Saint Paul: 8 schools
Winona: 2 schools
in Missouri:
Columbia: 2 schools
Kansas City: 3 schools
Kirksville: 1 school
Saint Charles: 1 school
Saint Louis: 6 schools
Springfield: 3 schools
Warrensburg: 1 school
in Nebraska:
Lincoln: 3 schools
in Ohio:
Ada: 1 school
Akron: 1 school
Athens: 1 school
Berea: 1 school
Bowling Green: 1 school
Cincinnati: 4 schools
Cleveland: 3 schools
Columbus: 3 schools
Dayton: 3 schools
Gambier: 1 school
Kent: 1 school
Oberlin: 1 school
Oxford: 1 school
in Wisconsin:
Appleton: 1 school
Green Bay: 1 school
Kenosha: 2 schools
La Crosse: 3 schools
Madison: 3 schools
Milwaukee: 4 schools
Stevens Point: 1 school
Whitewater: 1 school
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