VanderCook College of Music

3140 South Federal Street, Chicago, IL

Located in Chicago, IL, VanderCook College of Music is a nonprofit private institution that provides professional level education and training in music and music theory. The main program offered at this school is music teacher education at the master's and bachelor's degree levels, with more than 380 students graduating over the last several years. Student and special services are available at VanderCook College of Music, providing personal and academic assistance for students, which includes:

  • Online classes
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Students can use various means to gauge school performance. A school's graduation and loan default rates are among the strongest indicators of educational and career success. VCM has a yearly graduation rate of 45%, and a loan default rate of near 5%.

The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission has accredited the education provided by VanderCook College of Music for over forty-one straight years. Get more information by visiting the school's official website, where you can learn about admissions information, tuition, and disclosures.

Programs Offered

The program list below was created by historical graduation information reported by the school. This list may not represent the current curriculum offered. Visit the school's website to get more information about programs offered.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

  • Tuition cost estimates for undergraduate students are $24,700 and graduate students are $6,120 per year*
  • Required fees, excluding tuition, cost about $1,600*
  • For part-time undergraduate students, the cost of attendance is about $1,020 per credit hour*
  • About eighty students were granted degrees in the last reported year

*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The overall cost students will pay at VanderCook College of Music is approximately - after scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are taken into consideration. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There may be an application fee required, please check with VanderCook College of Music for more information. The school's financial aid department offers additional information regarding types of aid, how to apply and more. Students may contact the school by calling (312) 225-6288 x233. The financial figures shown on this page provide information regarding costs and fees at this school, these numbers may change in a given year due to a variety of factors.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

Undergraduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • The estimated tuition range is around $25,000-$30,000 per year
  • Part time students are estimated to pay about $1,000 to $1,200 per unit
  • Required fees for full-time students: $1,700

Graduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $6,100-$7,300 for graduate students
  • Per unit charges are around $560 for part time students
  • Required fees for graduate students are around $660

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$12,331
Receiving Student Loans84%$7,583

Contact Information

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