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2021 Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Kansas

5 Colleges
$28,780 Avg Salary
$26,149 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Design & Applied Arts School for You

In 2018-2019, 307 degrees and certificates were awarded to design and applied arts students who went to a Kansas college or university. This makes it the #35 most popular major in the state.

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 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 Kansas ranking. This report analyzed 5 schools in Kansas to see which ones offered the best programs for students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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2021 Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Kansas

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

Top Kansas Schools in Design

#1

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

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

While working on their degree, design majors at KU accumulate an average of around $23,250 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $241.

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#2

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Out of the 5 schools in Kansas that were part of this year’s ranking, Kansas State University landed the # 2 spot on the list. K - State is a very large public school located in the small city of Manhattan.

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#3

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, KS

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Johnson County Community College. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Kansas list. Located in the midsize city of Overland Park, JCCC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

On average, design graduates from JCCC take out $11,500 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $119.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Rasmussen College-Kansas. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Kansas list. Rasmussen College-Kansas is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the rural area of Topeka.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Wichita State University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Kansas list. Located in the large city of Wichita, WSU is a public college with a large student population.

The average amount in student loans that design majors at WSU take out is $28,561. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $296.

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Best Design & Applied Arts Colleges in the Plains States Region

Explore all the Best Design & Applied Arts Colleges in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 420
Minnesota 622
Iowa 557
Nebraska 263
North Dakota 48
South Dakota 58

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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