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

8 Colleges
$27,160 Avg Salary
$27,678 Avg Student Debt

Design & Applied Arts is the #35 most popular major in the country with 36,179 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. 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 Southwest Region ranking. Our analysis looked at 8 schools in the Southwest 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.

Our 2021 rankings named Sessions College for Professional Design the most popular online school in the Southwest Region for design and applied arts students. Located in the medium-sized city of Tempe, Sessions College is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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#2

Clary Sage College

Tulsa, OK

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Clary Sage College is a great place for design and applied arts students pursuing an online degree. Clary Sage College is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Tulsa.

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Out of the 8 schools in the Southwest Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Texas State Technical College landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Waco, TSTC is a public school with a large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Advancing Technology. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Most Popular Online Design & Applied Arts Schools in the Southwest Region list. University of Advancing Technology is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Tempe.

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#5

Rio Salado College

Tempe, AZ

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Rio Salado College. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Most Popular Online Design & Applied Arts Schools in the Southwest Region list. Located in the medium-sized city of Tempe, Rio Salado College is a public college with a large student population.

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Arizona State University - Skysong came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Design & Applied Arts Schools in the Southwest Region ranking. ASU - Skysong is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Scottsdale.

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#7

Yavapai College

Prescott, AZ

Yavapai 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. Yavapai College is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Prescott.

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#8

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

Grand Canyon University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for design and applied arts students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the city of Phoenix, Grand Canyon University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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

State Degrees Awarded
Texas 1,784
Arizona 759
Oklahoma 410
New Mexico 113

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 8 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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