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2021 Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Kentucky

2 Colleges
$35,700 Avg Salary
$27,430 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Design & Applied Arts School for You

In 2018-2019, 129 degrees and certificates were awarded to design and applied arts students who went to a Kentucky college or university. This makes it the #89 most popular major in the state.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. 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 assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Kentucky ranking. This report analyzed 2 schools in Kentucky to see which ones offered the best programs for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school us, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2021 Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Kentucky

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

Top Kentucky Schools in Design


University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

Our analysis found University of Kentucky to be the best school for design and applied arts students who want to pursue a degree in Kentucky. Located in the city of Lexington, UK is a public college with a very large student population.

After completing their degree, design graduates from UK carry an average student debtload of $25,000. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $259.

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Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Northern Kentucky University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Kentucky list. Located in the suburb of Highland Heights, NKU is a public school with a large student population.

The average amount in student loans that design majors at NKU take out is $29,859. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $310.

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Best Design & Applied Arts Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Design & Applied Arts Colleges 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
Louisiana 195
Alabama 274
Arkansas 193
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 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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