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Bachelor’s Degrees in Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry

96 Yearly Graduations
$20,100 Median Salary
$25,562 Median Debt
There are 14 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in folk art. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 9% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 9.4% of folk art graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Folk Art Majors

In 2018-2019, 96 bachelor's degrees were awarded to folk art majors. This earns it the #283 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in folk art at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 96
Associate’s Degree 15
Undergraduate Certificate 10
Master’s Degree 2
Basic Certificate 1

Earnings of Folk Art Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in folk art is $20,100. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $19,200 and the high is $22,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in folk art is $25,562. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $28,562 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $23,906.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $265.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in folk art. About 78.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 21
Women 75
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Folk Art

The racial-ethnic distribution of folk art bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 69
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 10
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Folk Art Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 14 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in folk art. Learn more about the most popular 14 below:

#1

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
35 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for folk art students seekinga bachelor's degree is Virginia Commonwealth University. Roughly 29,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,177 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,701 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 people received their bachelor's degree in folk art from VCU. Of these students, 89% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
18 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of the Arts is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in folk art. Roughly 1,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $46,530 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,530 per year.

The folk art program at The University of the Arts awarded 18 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

#3

College for Creative Studies

Detroit, Michigan
14 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for folk art majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is College for Creative Studies. Roughly 1,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,240 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their bachelor's degree in folk art from CCS. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

10 Yearly Graduations
90% Women

Kent State University at Kent comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in folk art. Roughly 27,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,602 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,766 per year.

The folk art program at Kent State University at Kent awarded 10 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#5

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown, Pennsylvania
6 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in folk art. Each year, around 8,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,716 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,288 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their bachelor's degree in folk art from Kutztown University. Of these students, 83% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in folk art. Each year, around 2,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $1,030 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,400 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 bachelor's degrees were handed out to folk art majors at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

#6

Montserrat College of Art

Beverly, Massachusetts
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 6th most popular school in the country for folk art majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Montserrat College of Art. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 bachelor's degrees were handed out to folk art majors at Montserrat College of Art.

#6

Maine College of Art

Portland, Maine
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 6th most popular school in the country for folk art majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Maine College of Art. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $35,694 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $35,694 per year.

The folk art program at Maine College of Art awarded 3 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in folk art. Roughly 51,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,188 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,997 per year.

The folk art program at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign awarded 2 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Malone University

Canton, Ohio
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Malone University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in folk art. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,980 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 bachelor's degrees were handed out to folk art majors at Malone.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to folk art that offer bachelor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Fine & Studio Arts 25,815
Design & Applied Arts 19,137
Music 15,747
Drama & Theater Arts 12,791
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 11,308

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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