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2022 Best Value Design & Applied Arts Bachelor's Degree Schools in New York

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

28 Colleges
$24,884 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$31,649 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Design & Applied Arts Bachelor's Degree School for You

In 2019-2020, 4,739 degrees and certificates were awarded to design and applied arts students who went to a New York college or university. This makes it the #14 most popular major in the state.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Value Design & Applied Arts Bachelor's Degree Schools in New York ranking. Our analysis looked at 28 schools in New York to see which bachelor's degree programs offered the best value experiences for design students with the aim of identifying those quality schools that are more affordable than some of their counterparts.

Our ranking of value is based on the quality of a program as defined in our per sticker price dollar. More specifically, we discount our quality score by the published tuition and fees charged by a school. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The value is determined by how much quality your dollar buys.

In our regional and nationwide rankings, out-of-state tution and fees are used in our calculations. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

2022 Best Value Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in New York

The colleges and universities below are the best value schools for design majors pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Top 10 Best Design & Applied Arts Bachelor's Degree Schools

Our 2022 rankings named Fashion Institute of Technology the best value school in New York for design and applied arts students working on their bachelor’s degree. FIT SUNY is a medium-sized public school located in the city of New York.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at FIT SUNY are $7,793 per year. After completing their Bachelor's Degree, design graduates from FIT SUNY carry an average student debtload of $23,583. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $315, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means SUNY Oneonta is a great value for design and applied arts students working on their bachelor’s degree. SUNY Oneonta is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Oneonta.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at SUNY Oneonta are $8,740 a year.

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#3

SUNY Fredonia

Fredonia, NY

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at SUNY Fredonia helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best value design and applied arts schools in New York. Located in the distant town of Fredonia, SUNY Fredonia is a public college with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at SUNY Fredonia are $8,492 a year.

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#4

SUNY New Paltz

New Paltz, NY

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means SUNY New Paltz is a great value for design and applied arts students working on their bachelor’s degree. SUNY New Paltz is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of New Paltz.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at SUNY New Paltz are $8,359 a year. The average amount in student loans that design majors at SUNY New Paltz take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $17,689.

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#5

Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Farmingdale State College. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Value Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in New York list. Located in the suburb of Farmingdale, SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale is a public college with a large student population.

SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale undergraduate students pay an average of $8,395 in in-state tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that design majors at SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $21,712.

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#6

Lehman College

Bronx, NY

Lehman College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for design and applied arts students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the large city of Bronx, Lehman is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at Lehman are $7,410 a year.

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New York City College of Technology came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in New York ranking. Located in the large city of Brooklyn, City Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population.

City Tech undergraduate students pay an average of $7,320 in in-state tuition and fees each year. After completing their Bachelor's Degree, design graduates from City Tech carry an average student debtload of $13,853.

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#8

Queens College

Queens, NY

With a ranking of #8, Queens College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for design and applied arts students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the large city of Queens, QC is a public school with a large student population.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at QC are $7,538 per year. The average amount in student loans that design majors at QC take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $15,498.

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#9

SUNY Oswego

Oswego, NY

SUNY Oswego did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for design and applied arts students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #9 on the list. SUNY Oswego is a medium-sized public school located in the distant town of Oswego.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at SUNY Oswego are $8,651 per year. Design majors at SUNY Oswego take out an average of $24,377 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $240, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#10

Buffalo State

Buffalo, NY

Buffalo State landed the #10 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value bachelor’s degree design and applied arts programs. Buffalo State is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Buffalo.

Buffalo State undergraduate students pay an average of $8,428 in in-state tuition and fees each year.

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Best Value Design & Applied Arts Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Value Design & Applied Arts Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 1,272
Maryland 629
New Jersey 611
District of Columbia 55
Delaware 68

Design & Applied Arts is one of 10 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Design

Related Major Annual Graduates
Fine & Studio Arts 39,860
Music 27,047
Drama & Theater Arts 18,124
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 17,506
General Visual & Performing Arts 6,359

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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