Great Value Colleges developed the ranking by starting with a list of 100 schools, colleges and universities regarded as having high quality music programs. The list was ultimately narrowed down to the 60 most affordable colleges, which were ranked through a points system.
“I’m delighted that Great Value Colleges has discovered what we at Southern Miss have long known: that our School of Music offers its students a comprehensive, challenging educational experience that prepares them for successful performance and teaching careers,” said Dr. Maureen Ryan, dean of the USM College of Arts & Letters. “The faculty of the School of Music are, individually and collectively, both dedicated professors and world-class performers.”
Music majors at USM can earn a degree through the following programs: the Bachelor of Arts in music, Bachelor of Music in jazz studies, BM in history and BM in performance, as well as a Bachelor of Music Education with either an instrumental or choral concentration.
The School of Music boasts a strong placement record for graduates into competitive jobs and graduate programs, including professional performance work with the Rascher Saxophone Quartet and the English National Opera. Southern Miss is one of a select group of schools with accreditation for all four areas of the arts.
To see the entire rankings, visit: https://www.greatvaluecolleges.net/affordable/music/
To learn more about the USM School of Music, call 601.266.5543 or visit: https://www.usm.edu/music