Musicians Institute

Musicians Institute

Musicians Institute, MI, is a private, for-profit, music institute in Hollywood, California that was founded as the Guitar Institute of Technology in 1977. Jazz guitarist Howard Roberts is responsible for developing an innovative curriculum for the college. Currently, MI is a college for contemporary music which alfocuses on performance. The college offers a variety of majors as well as non-certificate, certificate, associate's, and bachelor's degrees in various fields of music including audio engineering, guitar craft, bass, keyboard, drums, music business, and voice education.

Students can apply for financial aid if they need monetary assistance to further their education. Apart from grants and loans, students are also awarded MI Scholarships such as the Opportunity Scholarship, the Hardship Scholarship, and the Musicianship Scholarship. Notable alumni include Paul Gilbert, Kevin Fowler, Brooke White, and Scott Travis.

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Musicians Institute
1655 McCadden
Hollywood , CA 90028
General Phone: (323) 462-1384

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Musicians Institute Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Music637music performance, various music studies

Number of programs and degrees for Musicians Institute in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years521
Associate's degree2321
Bachelor's degree91
Award of less than 1 academic year3441

Musicians Institute Student Body

In 2007-2008, Musicians Institute had a total enrollment of 1,252 students (883 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 83%
Women 17%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 44%
Black 6%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 25%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 17%
20-21 30%
22-24 26%
25-29 16%
30-34 5%
35-39 2%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%

Musicians Institute Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 36 %
Part-Time 100 %

Musicians Institute Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Los Angeles, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Musicians Institute Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended

Musicians Institute Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,100
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,100
Books and supplies $ 2,088

Financial Aid:
Musicians Institute participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2161800)

Musicians Institute Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track9614

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year96$25,87714$28,924
All faculty totalcalendar year96$25,87714$28,924

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Musicians Institute Degree Programs (2007)

Music Performance, General
Music, Other

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