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

26 Colleges
$28,888 Avg Salary
$29,236 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.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. 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 help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Most Popular Online Design & Applied Arts Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Our analysis looked at 26 schools in the Southeast 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 following schools top our list of the Most Popular Online Design & Applied Arts Colleges.

#1

Full Sail University

Winter Park, FL

Our 2021 rankings named Full Sail University the most popular online school in the Southeast Region for design and applied arts students. Full Sail University is a very large private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Winter Park.

On average, design graduates from Full Sail University take out $42,160 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $464, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Wake Technical Community College. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Most Popular Online Design & Applied Arts Schools in the Southeast Region list. Located in the suburb of Raleigh, Wake Technical Community College is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that design majors at Wake Technical Community College take out is $15,312. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $159.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Savannah College of Art and Design is a great place for design and applied arts students pursuing an online degree. Located in the midsize city of Savannah, SCAD is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, design graduates from SCAD carry an average student debtload of $44,110. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $496, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Central Piedmont Community College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Design & Applied Arts Schools in the Southeast Region list. Central Piedmont Community College is a large public school located in the city of Charlotte.

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#4

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Liberty University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Design & Applied Arts Schools in the Southeast Region list. Liberty University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Lynchburg.

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Rasmussen College - Florida came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Design & Applied Arts Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Rasmussen College - Florida is a moderately-sized private for-profit school located in the small city of Ocala.

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William T McFatter Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for design and applied arts students. It came in at #7 on the list. William T McFatter Technical College is a small public school located in the large suburb of Davie.

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Guilford Technical Community College ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Online Design & Applied Arts Schools in the Southeast Region list. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Jamestown, Guilford Technical Community College is a public school with a large student population.

On average, design graduates from Guilford Technical Community College take out $15,249 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $158.

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Florida State College at Jacksonville came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Design & Applied Arts Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in the large city of Jacksonville, FSCJ is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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West Georgia Technical College ranked #10 on this year’s Most Popular Online Design & Applied Arts Schools in the Southeast Region list. Located in the rural area of Waco, West Georgia Technical College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 2,117
Florida 1,422
Virginia 892
North Carolina 1,943
Tennessee 385
South Carolina 345
Kentucky 129
Louisiana 195
Alabama 274
Arkansas 193
Mississippi 196
West Virginia 94

One of 9 majors within the area of study, design and applied arts has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Design

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 26 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).

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