McNally Smith College of Music

19 Exchange Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Tel: (651)291-0177
607 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 607 students (70% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 32%.
McNally Smith College of Music is one of 4 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 68 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
College McNally Smith College of Music Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 68 staff
61 staff
McNally Smith College of Music Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 607 has grown by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has increased from 7:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 104% over five years.
Total Enrollment 607 students 1,296 students
McNally Smith College of Music Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
21:1
McNally Smith College of Music Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 422 students
814 students
McNally Smith College of Music Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 185 students
1,040 students
McNally Smith College of Music Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
McNally Smith College of Music Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students 410 students 802 students
# Graduate Students 12 students 23 students
McNally Smith College of Music Graduation BreakDown  Community College Average Graduation BreakDown
% Asian
3%
5%
McNally Smith College of Music Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
21%
McNally Smith College of Music Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
9%
15%
McNally Smith College of Music Black (2006-2013)
% White
69%
51%
McNally Smith College of Music White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
8%
3%
% Non Resident races
7%
1%
McNally Smith College of Music Non Resident (2006-2013)
McNally Smith College of Music Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.51 0.68
McNally Smith College of Music Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $25,210 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $25,210 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $25,210 $5,660
McNally Smith College of Music In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $25,210 $10,250
McNally Smith College of Music Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 124 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83%
89%
McNally Smith College of Music % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 62%
81%
McNally Smith College of Music Percent Admitted (2011-2013)
Source: 2005 (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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Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,340 per year for in-state students and $6,914 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,337 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota community colleges have a 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. of 0.52, which is equal to the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is The Art Institutes International-Minnesota. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.