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2021 Most Popular Online Design & Applied Arts Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region

2 Colleges
$24,836 Avg Salary
$27,386 Avg Student Debt

Out of all the majors we analyze each year, design and applied arts was ranked #35 in the country. In fact 36,179 degrees and certificates were handed out in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Most Popular Online Design & Applied Arts Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking. Our analysis looked at 2 schools in the Rocky Mountains Region to see which online programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for design majors pursuing an online .

Our analysis found Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design to be the most popular school for design and applied arts students who want to pursue an online degree in the Rocky Mountains Region . Located in the medium-sized city of Lakewood, RMCAD is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

On average, design graduates from RMCAD take out $32,000 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $332.

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Independence University

Salt Lake City, UT

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Independence University is a great place for design and applied arts students pursuing an online degree. Branch of Stevens-Henager College is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City.

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Explore the most popular online design and applied arts schools for a specific state in the Rocky Mountains region.

State Degrees Awarded
Colorado 360
Utah 554
Idaho 154
Montana 34
Wyoming 33

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 2 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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