McNally Smith College of Music

19 Exchange Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55101-2220
Tel: (651)291-0177
518 students
Private for-profit
McNally Smith College of Music is dedicated to providing education of the highest quality based upon contemporary and enduring artistic values, promoting individual expression and growth, and creating a supportive environment that serves the needs of a diverse and changing society.
School Highlights
McNally Smith College of Music serves 518 students (78% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 26%.
McNally Smith College of Music is one of 5 community colleges within Ramsey County, MN.
The nearest community college is Saint Paul College — A Community & Technical College (0.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 62 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
College McNally Smith College of Music (MN) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 62 staff
51 staff

Student Body

The student population of 518 has declined by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has increased from 7:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment 518 students 1,083 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
# Full-Time Students 404 students
667 students
# Part-Time Students 114 students
534 students
# Undergraduate Students 385 students 500 students
# Graduate Students 19 students 36 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 124 118
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.38 0.44

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $24,690 is more than the state average of $15,300. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $24,690 $15,300
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 80%
Percent Admitted 65%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded by Jack McNally and Doug Smith in 1985, at McNally Smith College of Music, you'll explore your passion for music at a top music college with a unique hands-on curriculum that immerses you in today's technology, nurtures your vision and develops your talents. A music college where you can study music business, composition, audio recording, production and live sound, hip hop studies, popular music performance with your instrument of choice--guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, voice, brass, woodwinds, or strings. The McNally Smith College of Music (formerly Musictech) campus in St. Paul, Minnesota, was designed from the ground up as a state-of-the-art music school. With twelve recording studios including SSL rooms, digital 5.1 surround control rooms, Pro Tools labs, and a 300-seat concert hall with a 20,000 watt Midas/EV sound system, dozens of custom designed classrooms and sophisticated digital video production workshops, the campus is an exclusive and uniquely functional facility. The Degree and Diploma Program course offered at the college includes Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Arts in Music (Emphasis: Music Business), Bachelors of Science Degree in Music (Emphasis: Music Production) Associate of Fine Arts in Music, A.A.S. in Music (Emphasis: Music Performance, Artist Diploma, or Music Production), A.A.S. in Recording Technology, A.A.S. in Music Business, International Music Business Course, Professional Musicians Course, Recording Engineering Course and Class Descriptions. McNally Smith College of Music (formerly Musictech) is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, offering degrees and programs in Music Performance, Recording Technology, Music Business, and Composition.

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