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Basic Certificates in Fine & Studio Arts

830 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 70 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in Fine Arts. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 36% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 3.7% of Fine Arts graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Fine Arts Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 830 students earned their basic certificate in Fine Arts. This makes it the 75th most popular basic certificate program in the country.

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 Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in Fine Arts. About 61.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 317
Women 513
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Fine Arts

The racial-ethnic distribution of Fine Arts basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 171
Black or African American 24
Hispanic or Latino 77
White 383
International Students 31
Other Races/Ethnicities 144
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Fine Arts Basic Certificate Students

There are 70 colleges that offer a basic certificate in Fine Arts. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

256 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gemological Institute of America-Carlsbad tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for Fine Arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 256 basic certificates were handed out to Fine Arts majors at Gemological Institute of America-Carlsbad. About 49% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

180 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gemological Institute of America-New York is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in Fine Arts. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 180 basic certificates were handed out to Fine Arts majors at Gemological Institute of America-New York. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 64% were women.

#3

Studio Jewelers

New York, New York
91 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Studio Jewelers is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in Fine Arts. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 91 people received their basic certificate in Fine Arts from Studio Jewelers. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#4

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
86 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Madison is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in Fine Arts. Each year, around 44,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 86 basic certificates were handed out to Fine Arts majors at UW - Madison. About 73% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Fresno City College

Fresno, California
50 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fresno City College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in Fine Arts. Each year, around 24,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 people received their basic certificate in Fine Arts from Fresno City College. About 64% of this group were women, and 76% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Bristol Community College

Fall River, Massachusetts
46 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for Fine Arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Bristol Community College. Each year, around 6,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The Fine Arts program at Bristol Community College awarded 46 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 46% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota
17 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Dakota State University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in Fine Arts. Roughly 11,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,697 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,083 per year.

The Fine Arts program at South Dakota State University awarded 17 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 71% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
14 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for Fine Arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Each year, around 25,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,091 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,543 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their basic certificate in Fine Arts from UWM. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#9

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Waterbury, Connecticut
11 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for Fine Arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Naugatuck Valley Community College. Roughly 6,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 basic certificates were handed out to Fine Arts majors at Naugatuck Valley Community College. About 73% of this group were women, and 64% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Kellogg Community College

Battle Creek, Michigan
8 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kellogg Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in Fine Arts. Each year, around 4,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 basic certificates were handed out to Fine Arts majors at Kellogg Community College. Of these students, 75% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Monterey Peninsula College

Monterey, California
7 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Monterey Peninsula College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in Fine Arts. Roughly 7,900 attend the school each year. The Fine Arts program at Monterey Peninsula College awarded 7 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 29% of this group were women, and 71% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Glendale Community College

Glendale, California
6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for Fine Arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Glendale Community College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their basic certificate in Fine Arts from GCC. Of these students, 100% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Pasadena City College

Pasadena, California
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pasadena City College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in Fine Arts. Roughly 26,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their basic certificate in Fine Arts from Pasadena City College. Of these students, 60% were women and 80% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Diablo Valley College

Pleasant Hill, California
5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women

Diablo Valley College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in Fine Arts. Each year, around 19,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The Fine Arts program at Diablo Valley College awarded 5 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 80% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Butte College

Oroville, California
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Butte College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in Fine Arts. Roughly 10,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 basic certificates were handed out to Fine Arts majors at Butte College. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#16

Schoolcraft College

Livonia, Michigan
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Schoolcraft College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in Fine Arts. Each year, around 9,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The Fine Arts program at Schoolcraft College awarded 4 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

#16

Ohlone College

Fremont, California
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ohlone College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in Fine Arts. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their basic certificate in Fine Arts from Ohlone College. Of these students, 100% were women and 75% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Merritt College

Oakland, California
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Merritt College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in Fine Arts. The Fine Arts program at Merritt College awarded 3 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Minnesota State University - Moorhead comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in Fine Arts. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,632 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,550 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 basic certificates were handed out to Fine Arts majors at MSU Moorhead.

#18

Montgomery Community College

Troy, North Carolina
3 Yearly Graduations

Montgomery Community College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in Fine Arts. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their basic certificate in Fine Arts from MCC.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to Fine Arts that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Design & Applied Arts 4,140
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 1,064
Drama & Theater Arts 575
Music 441
General Visual & Performing Arts 343

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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