New York City, NY (population: 8,459,026) has fourteen music schools within its city limits. Columbia University in the City of New York, the highest ranked school in the city with a music program, has a total student population of 24,230. It is the 4th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of New York. To learn more about music programs in New York City, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of music professors at Columbia University in the City of New York such as Randall Allsup, Christopher Buchenholz, Rachel Chung, Joshua Cody, Aaron Fox, and Walter Frisch.
Music students from New York City schools who go on to become musicians, producers, vocalists, guitarists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 47,260 people working as musicians and singers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $0.
Of the 14 music schools in New York City, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The New School comes out as the most expensive ($39,004/yr) for music students, with CUNY Bernard M Baruch College as the lowest, reported at only $6,676/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from New York City|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||5.2 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||5.6 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||6.6 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||6.9 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||7.2 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||9.5 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||9.5 miles|
|Far Rockaway||NY||-||2||14.0585||4||10.7 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||12.5 miles|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||16.5 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||17.6 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||17.7 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||18.7 miles|