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2021 Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Connecticut

4 Colleges
$30,467 Avg Salary
$24,250 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Design & Applied Arts School for You

With 292 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, design and applied arts is the #54 most popular major in Connecticut.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Connecticut ranking. This report analyzed 4 schools in Connecticut to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Connecticut

The following schools top our list of the Best Design & Applied Arts Colleges.

Top Connecticut Schools in Design

Our analysis found Central Connecticut State University to be the best school for design and applied arts students who want to pursue a degree in Connecticut. Located in the suburb of New Britain, CCSU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, design graduates from CCSU carry an average student debtload of $20,750. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $215, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

University of New Haven

West Haven, CT

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of New Haven. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Connecticut list. U of New Haven is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of West Haven.

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#3

University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means University of Hartford is a great place for design and applied arts students. Uhart is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of West Hartford.

The average amount in student loans that design majors at Uhart take out is $26,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $270, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT

The excellent programs at University of Bridgeport helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best design and applied arts schools in Connecticut. University of Bridgeport is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Bridgeport.

The average amount in student loans that design majors at University of Bridgeport take out is $26,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $270, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Design & Applied Arts Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 975
New Hampshire 376
Maine 35
Rhode Island 263
Vermont 87

Design & Applied Arts is one of 9 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Design

Related Major Annual Graduates
Fine & Studio Arts 40,751
Music 26,968
Drama & Theater Arts 17,726
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 16,756
General Visual & Performing Arts 5,720

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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