Berklee's Peer Institutions

Peer comparisons provide Berklee with information about similar institutions for the use of benchmarking, goal setting, trend analysis, and informed decision making. The institutions listed below have been identified as peers based on their curricular focus, relative size, geographic location, and enrollment competition. Peer institutions may vary depending on the topic of comparison and the availability of comparable data. The institutions listed below can be used in whole or in part for peer comparison purposes. Where appropriate, departments may use additional peer schools that are more reflective of their specific programs and services.

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Peer Institutions 

The institutions listed below have been selected based on their curricular focus, relative size, and geographic location. These schools are used for comparison in the Berklee Peer Comparison Report.

Institution Berklee College of Music Peer Boston Conservatory at Berklee Peer Music/Arts Focused
Belmont University X    
Boston University X X  
California Institute of the Arts X X X
Carnegie Mellon (College of Fine Arts)   X  
Cleveland Institute of Music   X X
Curtis Institute of Music   X X
Emerson College X   X
Fordham University (Alvin Ailey)   X  
Ithaca College X   X
Johns Hopkins University (Peabody)   X  
Juilliard School X X X
Manhattan School of Music X X X
New England Conservatory X X X
New York University (Steinhardt and Tisch) X X  
Oberlin College X X  
Point Park University   X  
Rhode Island School of Design X   X
San Francisco Conservatory   X X
SUNY Purchase   X  
The New School X   X
University of Cincinnati (College-Conservatory of Music)   X  
University of Hartford (Hartt)   X  
University of Miami (Frost) X    
University of Michigan (School of Music, Theatre, and Dance)   X  
University of North Carolina School of the Arts   X X
University of North Texas X    
University of Rochester (Eastman) X X  
University of Southern California (Thornton) X