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2021 Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Minnesota

11 Colleges
$30,046 Avg Salary
$22,484 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Design & Applied Arts School for You

In 2018-2019, 622 degrees and certificates were awarded to design and applied arts students who went to a Minnesota college or university. This makes it the #40 most popular major in the state.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. 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.

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 Minnesota ranking. This report analyzed 11 schools in Minnesota 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 Minnesota

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

Top 10 Best Design & Applied Arts Schools

Our analysis found Alexandria Technical & Community College to be the best school for design and applied arts students who want to pursue a degree in Minnesota. ATCC is a small public school located in the remote town of Alexandria.

On average, design graduates from ATCC take out $12,000 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $125.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Minnesota list. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, design graduates from UMN Twin Cities take out $22,375 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 $232.

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#3

Century College

White Bear Lake, MN

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Century College is a great place for design and applied arts students. Century College is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of White Bear Lake.

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#4

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Saint Cloud State University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Minnesota list. St. Cloud State University is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Saint Cloud.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means University of Minnesota - Duluth is a great place for design and applied arts students. Located in the city of Duluth, UMN Duluth is a public college with a large student population.

Design majors at UMN Duluth take out an average of $20,250 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $210.

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With a ranking of #6, Minnesota State University - Moorhead did quite well on this year’s best schools for design and applied arts students. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Moorhead, Minnesota State University - Moorhead is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that design majors at Minnesota State University - Moorhead take out is $26,452. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $275.

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Dakota County Technical College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Minnesota ranking. Located in the rural area of Rosemount, DCTC is a public school with a small student population.

On average, design graduates from DCTC take out $17,538 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $182.

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Bemidji State University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Minnesota ranking. Bemidji State University is a small public school located in the remote town of Bemidji.

After completing their degree, design graduates from Bemidji State University carry an average student debtload of $21,000. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $218, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #9, Rasmussen College - Minnesota did quite well on this year’s best schools for design and applied arts students. Located in the small city of St. Cloud, Rasmussen College - Minnesota is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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Minneapolis College of Art and Design came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Minnesota ranking. Located in the city of Minneapolis, MCAD is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

While working on their degree, design majors at MCAD accumulate an average of around $25,784 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $268.

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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
Kansas 307
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 11 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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