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Associate’s Degrees in Fine & Studio Arts

4,063 Yearly Graduations
$17,300 Median Salary
$12,050 Median Debt
There are 396 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in Fine Arts. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 52% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 3.5% of Fine Arts graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Fine Arts Majors

In 2018-2019, 4,063 associate's degrees were awarded to Fine Arts majors. This earns it the #39 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in Fine Arts at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 25,815
Undergraduate Certificate 6,189
Associate’s Degree 4,063
Master’s Degree 3,527
Basic Certificate 830
Doctor’s Degree 238
Graduate Certificate 89

Earnings of Fine Arts Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in Fine Arts is $17,300. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $16,400 to a high of $18,200.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in Fine Arts is $12,050. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $12,824 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $11,119.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $126.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in Fine Arts. About 67.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,314
Women 2,749
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Fine Arts

The racial-ethnic distribution of Fine Arts associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 356
Black or African American 242
Hispanic or Latino 1,309
White 1,696
International Students 141
Other Races/Ethnicities 319
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Fine Arts Associate's Degree Students

There are 396 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in Fine Arts. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, New York
80 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for Fine Arts students seekingan associate's degree is LaGuardia Community College. Each year, around 18,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 associate's degrees were handed out to Fine Arts majors at LaGuardia. Around 76% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 66% were women.

#2

Pasadena City College

Pasadena, California
71 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pasadena City College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in Fine Arts. Each year, around 26,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The Fine Arts program at Pasadena City College awarded 71 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 63% of this group were women, and 82% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

El Camino College

Torrance, California
63 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for Fine Arts majors who are seeking their associate's degree is El Camino College. Each year, around 24,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 63 associate's degrees were handed out to Fine Arts majors at El Camino College. About 67% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

60 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for Fine Arts majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Borough of Manhattan Community College. Roughly 25,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 people received their associate's degree in Fine Arts from BMCC. About 72% of this group were women, and 83% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, California
59 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for Fine Arts majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Orange Coast College. Roughly 20,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 59 people received their associate's degree in Fine Arts from Orange Coast College. Around 49% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 59% were women.

#6

County College of Morris

Randolph, New Jersey
57 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

County College of Morris comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in Fine Arts. Each year, around 7,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The Fine Arts program at County College of Morris awarded 57 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 74% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Fullerton College

Fullerton, California
55 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fullerton College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in Fine Arts. Each year, around 22,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 associate's degrees were handed out to Fine Arts majors at Fullerton College. Around 71% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#8

Fashion Institute of Technology

New York, New York
54 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fashion Institute of Technology is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in Fine Arts. Roughly 8,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,542 per year.

The Fine Arts program at Fashion Institute of Technology awarded 54 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 83% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica, California
53 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Monica College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in Fine Arts. Roughly 27,400 attend the school each year. The Fine Arts program at Santa Monica College awarded 53 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 53% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 77% were women.

#10

Long Beach City College

Long Beach, California
51 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Long Beach City College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in Fine Arts. Roughly 24,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 people received their associate's degree in Fine Arts from Long Beach City College. Of these students, 55% were women and 73% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Bakersfield College

Bakersfield, California
51 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bakersfield College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in Fine Arts. Each year, around 26,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The Fine Arts program at Bakersfield College awarded 51 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 51% of this group were women, and 84% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Nassau Community College

Garden City, New York
49 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nassau Community College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in Fine Arts. Each year, around 16,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 people received their associate's degree in Fine Arts from Nassau Community College. Of these students, 65% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Queensborough Community College

Bayside, New York
46 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Queensborough Community College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in Fine Arts. Each year, around 14,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 associate's degrees were handed out to Fine Arts majors at QCC. Of these students, 78% were women and 87% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Hudson County Community College

Jersey City, New Jersey
43 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for Fine Arts majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Hudson County Community College. Roughly 8,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 associate's degrees were handed out to Fine Arts majors at HCCC. Around 84% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

#15

Mt. San Jacinto College

San Jacinto, California
42 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for Fine Arts majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Mt. San Jacinto College. Each year, around 15,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 people received their associate's degree in Fine Arts from MSJC. About 64% of this group were women, and 55% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Moorpark College

Moorpark, California
40 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Moorpark College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in Fine Arts. Each year, around 14,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The Fine Arts program at Moorpark College awarded 40 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 65% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Grossmont College

El Cajon, California
39 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grossmont College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in Fine Arts. Each year, around 16,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 people received their associate's degree in Fine Arts from Grossmont College. Around 49% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

#18

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, California
38 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for Fine Arts majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Saddleback College. Each year, around 19,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 associate's degrees were handed out to Fine Arts majors at Saddleback College. Of these students, 74% were women and 55% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Full Sail University

Winter Park, Florida
37 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Full Sail University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in Fine Arts. Roughly 21,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $20,667 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,498 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 associate's degrees were handed out to Fine Arts majors at Full Sail University. About 35% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Montgomery County Community College

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
36 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Montgomery County Community College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in Fine Arts. Each year, around 10,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The Fine Arts program at Montgomery County Community College awarded 36 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 67% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to Fine Arts that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Design & Applied Arts 8,485
Music 2,436
Drama & Theater Arts 1,667
General Visual & Performing Arts 1,563
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 1,552

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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