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2021 Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Florida

12 Colleges
$30,070 Avg Salary
$31,008 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Design & Applied Arts School for You

With 1,422 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, design and applied arts is the #46 most popular major in Florida.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Florida to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 12 schools in Florida to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Florida

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

Top 10 Best Design & Applied Arts Schools

#1

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Our analysis found University of Florida to be the best school for design and applied arts students who want to pursue a degree in Florida. Located in the city of Gainesville, U of F is a public school with a fairly large student population.

On average, design graduates from U of F take out $16,500 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $171, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

The excellent programs at Florida State University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best design and applied arts schools in Florida. Florida State is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tallahassee.

The average amount in student loans that design majors at Florida State take out is $29,863. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $336, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Rasmussen College - Florida is a great place for design and applied arts students. Rasmussen College - Florida is a moderately-sized private for-profit school located in the small city of Ocala.

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#4

Flagler College - St Augustine

Saint Augustine, FL

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Flagler College - St Augustine is a great place for design and applied arts students. Flagler St. Augustine is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Saint Augustine.

Design majors at Flagler St. Augustine take out an average of $25,500 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $265.

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#5

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

The excellent programs at University of Miami helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best design and applied arts schools in Florida. U Miami is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Coral Gables.

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University of South Florida - St. Petersburg came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Florida ranking. Located in the large city of St. Petersburg, USFSP is a public school with a small student population.

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#7

Full Sail University

Winter Park, FL

Full Sail University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Florida list. Full Sail University is a very large private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Winter Park.

While working on their degree, design majors at Full Sail University accumulate an average of around $42,160 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $464.

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With a ranking of #8, Ringling College of Art and Design did quite well on this year’s best schools for design and applied arts students. Ringling College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Sarasota.

The average amount in student loans that design majors at Ringling College take out is $27,000. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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The University of Tampa ranked #9 on this year’s Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Florida list. Located in the city of Tampa, U of Tampa is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Florida ranking. Located in the city of Tallahassee, Florida A&M University is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Best Design & Applied Arts Colleges in the Southeast Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 2,117
Virginia 892
North Carolina 1,943
Tennessee 385
South Carolina 345
Kentucky 129
Louisiana 195
Alabama 274
Arkansas 193
Mississippi 196
West Virginia 94

One of 9 majors within the area of study, design and applied arts has other similar majors worth exploring.

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 12 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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