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Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Rhode Island

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2021 Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Rhode Island

2 Colleges
$38,367 Avg Salary
$43,679 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Design & Applied Arts School for You

With 263 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, design and applied arts is the #21 most popular major in Rhode Island.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Rhode Island to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 2 schools in Rhode Island to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Rhode Island

Check out the design programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top Rhode Island Schools in Design

Our analysis found New England Institute of Technology to be the best school for design and applied arts students who want to pursue a degree in Rhode Island. Located in the large suburb of East Greenwich, New England Tech is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that design majors at New England Tech take out is $20,750. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $215, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The excellent programs at Rhode Island School of Design helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best design and applied arts schools in Rhode Island. RISD is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Providence.

On average, design graduates from RISD take out $66,608 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $759.

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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
Connecticut 292
New Hampshire 376
Maine 35
Vermont 87

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

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 2 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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