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2021 Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Arkansas

5 Colleges
$33,100 Avg Salary
$23,000 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Design & Applied Arts School for You

With 193 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, design and applied arts is the #57 most popular major in Arkansas.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

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 Arkansas ranking. This report analyzed 5 schools in Arkansas to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Arkansas

The colleges and universities below are the best for design majors pursuing a .

Top Arkansas Schools in Design

#1

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

Our 2021 rankings named University of Arkansas the best school in Arkansas for design and applied arts students. Located in the small city of Fayetteville, UARK is a public college with a very large student population.

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#2

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR

Out of the 5 schools in Arkansas that were part of this year’s ranking, John Brown University landed the # 2 spot on the list. JBU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Siloam Springs.

The average amount in student loans that design majors at JBU take out is $23,000. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $239.

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The excellent programs at Arkansas State University - Main Campus helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best design and applied arts schools in Arkansas. Arkansas State University - Main Campus is a large public school located in the city of Jonesboro.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a great place for design and applied arts students. UA Little Rock is a medium-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of Little Rock.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means University of Central Arkansas is a great place for design and applied arts students. Located in the city of Conway, University of Central Arkansas is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Best Design & Applied Arts Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 2,117
Florida 1,422
Virginia 892
North Carolina 1,943
Tennessee 385
South Carolina 345
Kentucky 129
Louisiana 195
Alabama 274
Mississippi 196
West Virginia 94

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 5 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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