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

11 Colleges
$29,931 Avg Salary
$22,419 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.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Most Popular Online Design & Applied Arts Schools in the Plains States Region to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 11 schools in the Plains States Region to see which ones were the most popular online programs 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

Bellevue University

Bellevue, NE

Our 2021 rankings named Bellevue University the most popular online school in the Plains States Region for design and applied arts students. Located in the suburb of Bellevue, Bellevue University is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

While working on their degree, design majors at Bellevue University accumulate an average of around $20,832 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $216.

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The excellent online programs at Rasmussen College - Minnesota helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best design and applied arts schools in the Plains States Region . Located in the city of St. Cloud, Rasmussen College - Minnesota is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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#3

Century College - White Bear Lake

White Bear Lake, MN

The excellent online programs at Century College - White Bear Lake helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best design and applied arts schools in the Plains States Region . Century College - White Bear Lake is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of White Bear Lake.

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#4

Upper Iowa University

Fayette, IA

Out of the 11 schools in the Plains States Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Upper Iowa University landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the rural area of Fayette, UIU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#5

Mid-Plains Community College

North Platte, NE

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Mid-Plains Community College. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Most Popular Online Design & Applied Arts Schools in the Plains States Region list. Mid-Plains Community College is a small public school located in the remote town of North Platte.

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Rasmussen College - North Dakota landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best design and applied arts programs. Rasmussen College - North Dakota is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the city of Fargo.

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With a ranking of #7, Rasmussen College-Kansas did quite well on this year’s best schools for design and applied arts students. Rasmussen College-Kansas is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the rural area of Topeka.

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National American University - Rapid City ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Online Design & Applied Arts Schools in the Plains States Region list. National American University - Rapid City is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Rapid City.

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Herzing University - Minneapolis 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 large suburb of Minneapolis, Herzing University - Minneapolis is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

On average, design graduates from Herzing University - Minneapolis take out $32,562 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $338, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Riverland Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for design and applied arts students. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the distant town of Austin, Riverland Community College is a public college with a small student population.

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

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 420
Minnesota 622
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.

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 11 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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