Religious/Sacred Music

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#1

#1 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

John Brown University
Siloam Springs, AR

Acceptance Rate

57%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,110–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$20,997

Median Starting Salary

$49,067

#2

#2 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Lancaster Bible College Capital Seminary & Graduate School
Lancaster, PA

Acceptance Rate

97%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,020–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$21,415

Median Starting Salary

$51,728

#3

#3 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

University of Mobile
Mobile, AL

Acceptance Rate

84%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,080–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$22,260

Median Starting Salary

$49,867

#4

#4 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Southeastern University
Lakeland, FL

Acceptance Rate

61%

Annual Degrees Awarded

18

SAT Score

1,010–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$27,910

Median Starting Salary

$50,816

#5

#5 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Moody Bible Institute
Chicago, IL

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

980–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$21,368

Median Starting Salary

$49,707

#6

#6 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Liberty University
Lynchburg, VA

Acceptance Rate

99%

Annual Degrees Awarded

61

SAT Score

1,060–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$29,913

Median Starting Salary

$47,885

#7

#7 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Ankeny, IA

Acceptance Rate

52%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

940–1,160

Est. Net Price *

$14,845

Median Starting Salary

$52,555

#8

#8 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

University of Valley Forge
Phoenixville, PA

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

840–1,100

Est. Net Price *

$25,825

Median Starting Salary

$51,250

#9

#9 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Johnson University Florida
Kissimmee, FL

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

870–1,040

Est. Net Price *

$20,191

Median Starting Salary

$53,385

#10

#10 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Judson University
Elgin, IL

Acceptance Rate

58%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

910–1,170

Est. Net Price *

$19,268

Median Starting Salary

$51,007

#11

#11 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Urshan College
Wentzville, MO

Urshan College is a non selective school. The institution receives approximately 70 applications every...

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

940–1,090

Est. Net Price *

$9,467

Median Starting Salary

$50,472

#12

#12 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Northwest University
Kirkland, WA

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,070–1,330

Est. Net Price *

$23,722

Median Starting Salary

$50,426

#13

#13 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Ouachita Baptist University
Arkadelphia, AR

Acceptance Rate

72%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,080–1,300

Est. Net Price *

$21,677

Median Starting Salary

$51,948

#14

#14 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Blue Mountain Christian University
Blue Mountain, MS

Acceptance Rate

96%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

980–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$15,305

Median Starting Salary

$50,513

#15

#15 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Franciscan University of Steubenville
Steubenville, OH

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,110–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$25,310

Median Starting Salary

$56,384

#16

#16 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Life Pacific University
San Dimas, CA

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

930–1,110

Est. Net Price *

$22,395

Median Starting Salary

$51,346

#17

#17 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Union University
Jackson, TN

Acceptance Rate

53%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,140–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$28,585

Median Starting Salary

$47,260

#18

#18 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Trinity Baptist College
Jacksonville, FL

Acceptance Rate

50%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

910–1,090

Est. Net Price *

$19,217

Median Starting Salary

$50,642

#19

#19 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

North Central University
Minneapolis, MN

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

970–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$23,374

Median Starting Salary

$53,236

#20

#20 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

St Olaf College
Northfield, MN

Acceptance Rate

56%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,310–1,470

Est. Net Price *

$26,171

Median Starting Salary

$54,484

#21

#21 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Brewton-Parker College
Mount Vernon, GA

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

920–1,060

Est. Net Price *

$21,874

Median Starting Salary

$50,968

#22

#22 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Lee University
Cleveland, TN

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,010–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$19,726

Median Starting Salary

$50,927

#23

#23 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX

Acceptance Rate

56%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,200–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$44,190

Median Starting Salary

$51,841

#24

#24 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Baylor University
Waco, TX

Acceptance Rate

46%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,270–1,440

Est. Net Price *

$45,988

Median Starting Salary

$52,525

#25

#25 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Kentucky Christian University
Grayson, KY

Acceptance Rate

44%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

890–1,040

Est. Net Price *

$22,682

Median Starting Salary

$51,222

#26

#26 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Biola University
La Mirada, CA

Acceptance Rate

57%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,120–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$31,522

Median Starting Salary

$52,036

#27

#27 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Charleston Southern University
Charleston, SC

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

960–1,160

Est. Net Price *

$17,536

Median Starting Salary

$49,404

#28

#28 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Samford University
Birmingham, AL

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,130–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$31,803

Median Starting Salary

$55,431

#29

#29 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Waxahachie, TX

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

930–1,110

Est. Net Price *

$19,217

Median Starting Salary

$50,559

#30

#30 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Anderson University
Anderson, IN

Acceptance Rate

52%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

970–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$21,459

Median Starting Salary

$52,901

#31

#31 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Oral Roberts University
Tulsa, OK

Acceptance Rate

78%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,010–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$22,360

Median Starting Salary

$49,719

#32

#32 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

North Greenville University
Tigerville, SC

Acceptance Rate

76%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

980–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$11,705

Median Starting Salary

$51,110

#33

#33 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Crown College
Saint Bonifacius, MN

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

970–1,150

Est. Net Price *

$25,504

Median Starting Salary

$52,927

#34

#34 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Trevecca Nazarene University
Nashville, TN

Acceptance Rate

71%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

980–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$16,080

Median Starting Salary

$49,062

#35

#35 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Rider University
Lawrenceville, NJ

Acceptance Rate

84%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,100–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$26,388

Median Starting Salary

$53,594

#36

#36 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Asbury University
Wilmore, KY

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,080–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$21,506

Median Starting Salary

$53,283

#37

#37 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion
Marion, IN

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,030–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$21,755

Median Starting Salary

$48,636

#38

#38 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Johnson University
Knoxville, TN

Acceptance Rate

63%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,010–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$21,012

Median Starting Salary

$51,966

#39

#39 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO

Acceptance Rate

21%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,050–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$12,611

Median Starting Salary

$48,474

#40

#40 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Columbia International University
Columbia, SC

Acceptance Rate

48%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

950–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$19,911

Median Starting Salary

$53,171

#41

#41 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Ohio Christian University
Circleville, OH

Acceptance Rate

65%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

930–1,110

Est. Net Price *

$20,490

Median Starting Salary

$47,069

#42

#42 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Hope International University
Fullerton, CA

Acceptance Rate

32%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,000–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$26,146

Median Starting Salary

$50,545

#43

#43 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Oakland City University
Oakland City, IN

Acceptance Rate

56%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

870–1,150

Est. Net Price *

$17,103

Median Starting Salary

$50,869

#44

#44 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Mississippi College
Clinton, MS

Acceptance Rate

40%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,080–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$20,874

Median Starting Salary

$48,293

#45

#45 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Colorado Christian University
Lakewood, CO

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,010–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$23,313

Median Starting Salary

$48,559

#46

#46 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais, IL

Acceptance Rate

58%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

990–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$20,059

Median Starting Salary

$52,796

#47

#47 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Fayette, MO

Acceptance Rate

98%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

970–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$24,828

Median Starting Salary

$49,764

#48

#48 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Concordia University-Nebraska
Seward, NE

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,010–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$23,067

Median Starting Salary

$56,392

#49

#49 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Malone University
Canton, OH

Acceptance Rate

78%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

970–1,150

Est. Net Price *

$21,571

Median Starting Salary

$52,165

#50

#50 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Bushnell University
Eugene, OR

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,030–1,080

Est. Net Price *

$23,787

Median Starting Salary

$51,106

#51

#51 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Spring Arbor University
Spring Arbor, MI

Acceptance Rate

47%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

990–1,160

Est. Net Price *

$22,375

Median Starting Salary

$51,365

#52

#52 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

University of Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, SD

Acceptance Rate

76%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,050–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$20,957

Median Starting Salary

$53,068

#53

#53 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Cairn University-Langhorne
Langhorne, PA

Acceptance Rate

81%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,010–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$25,923

Median Starting Salary

$51,633

#54

#54 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Oklahoma Baptist University
Shawnee, OK

Acceptance Rate

47%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

940–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$24,672

Median Starting Salary

$51,451

#55

#55 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Vanguard University of Southern California
Costa Mesa, CA

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

990–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$24,279

Median Starting Salary

$51,120

#56

#56 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Southwest Baptist University
Bolivar, MO

Acceptance Rate

100%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,010–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$18,926

Median Starting Salary

$48,951

#57

#57 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

East Texas Baptist University
Marshall, TX

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

930–1,120

Est. Net Price *

$24,169

Median Starting Salary

$52,119

#58

#58 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Missouri Baptist University
Saint Louis, MO

Acceptance Rate

71%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,050–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$25,590

Median Starting Salary

$50,557

#59

#59 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Pfeiffer University
Misenheimer, NC

Acceptance Rate

69%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

800–1,080

Est. Net Price *

$21,575

Median Starting Salary

$50,418

#60

#60 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Alliance University
New York, NY

Acceptance Rate

100%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

870–1,110

Est. Net Price *

$22,184

Median Starting Salary

$48,544

#61

#61 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Warner University
Lake Wales, FL

Acceptance Rate

55%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

880–1,080

Est. Net Price *

$20,431

Median Starting Salary

$49,551

#62

#62 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Lincoln Christian University
Lincoln, IL

Acceptance Rate

64%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,000–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$7,706

Median Starting Salary

$51,385

#63

#63 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

International Baptist College and Seminary
Chandler, AZ

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$18,169

Median Starting Salary

$50,472

#64

#64 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Boise Bible College
Boise, ID

Acceptance Rate

100%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

810–1,110

Est. Net Price *

$18,198

Median Starting Salary

$52,462

#65

#65 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Ascent College
Hampton, VA

Acceptance Rate

57%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$50,879

#66

#66 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Union Bible College
Westfield, IN

Acceptance Rate

89%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$6,783

Median Starting Salary

$53,411

#67

#67 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Oak Hills Christian College
Bemidji, MN

Acceptance Rate

63%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

930–1,070

Est. Net Price *

$20,744

Median Starting Salary

$50,793

#68

#68 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Manna University
Fayetteville, NC

Acceptance Rate

100%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$11,849

Median Starting Salary

$50,472

#69

#69 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

Gods Bible School and College
Cincinnati, OH

Acceptance Rate

64%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

960–1,170

Est. Net Price *

$9,478

Median Starting Salary

$50,423

#70

#70 Best College for Religious/Sacred Music in the U.S.

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
New Orleans, LA

Acceptance Rate

65%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$13,898

Median Starting Salary

$50,472

*The estimated net prices above are College Raptor’s estimate. Please contact the college financial aid office for actual net cost figures.

About Religious/Sacred Music

A program that focuses on the history, theory, composition, and performance of music for religious or sacred purposes, and that prepares individuals for religious musical vocations such as choir directors, cantors, organists, and chanters.

While Religious/Sacred Music offers degrees up to the Post masters certificate, most students study towards a Bachelors degree. Students major in Religious/Sacred Music all over the country, though the major at the Bachelors degree level has the most graduates in Virginia. The average annual income for an undergraduate degree in Religious/Sacred Music is $34,880.

Popularity of Religious/Sacred Music Degrees in the U.S.
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Careers

Some top careers related to Religious/Sacred Music, include Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary, which are in high demand. Yet there are careers that pay more, like Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary. The most available position for Religious/Sacred Music majors is Music Directors and Composers.

Top Paying Careers

These are the highest paying careers for Religious/Sacred Music majors.

Most In-Demand Careers

These are the careers in highest demand for Religious/Sacred Music majors.

Student Demographics

Total Students
243
Female Students
124 (51%)
Male Students
119 (48%)

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