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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the Far Western US Region

65 Colleges
$23,475 Avg Salary
$30,349 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Fine & Studio Arts School for You

Fine & Studio Arts is the #31 most popular major in the country with 40,751 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the Far Western US Region ranking. This report analyzed 65 schools in the Far Western US Region to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the Far Western US Region

Check out the Fine Arts programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools

Our 2021 rankings named Gemological Institute of America-Carlsbad the best school in the Far Western US Region for fine and studio arts students. Located in the medium-sized city of Carlsbad, Gemological Institute of America-Carlsbad is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

On average, Fine Arts graduates from Gemological Institute of America-Carlsbad take out $8,233 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $85.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo is a great place for fine and studio arts students. Located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, Fine Arts graduates from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo carry an average student debtload of $15,000. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $156.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Southern California. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the Far Western US Region list. USC is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Los Angeles.

On average, Fine Arts graduates from USC take out $19,500 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $202, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

Out of the 65 schools in the Far Western US Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Loyola Marymount University landed the # 4 spot on the list. Loyola Marymount is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Los Angeles.

On average, Fine Arts graduates from Loyola Marymount take out $20,750 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $215.

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The excellent programs at University of California - Berkeley helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best fine and studio arts schools in the Far Western US Region . Located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public college with a very large student population.

Fine Arts majors at UC Berkeley take out an average of $12,312 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $128, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of California - Los Angeles ranked #6 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the Far Western US Region list. Located in the city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public school with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that Fine Arts majors at UCLA take out is $15,102. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $157.

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With a ranking of #7, University of Washington - Seattle Campus did quite well on this year’s best schools for fine and studio arts students. UW Seattle is a very large public school located in the city of Seattle.

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University of California - Santa Barbara landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best fine and studio arts programs. Located in the suburb of Santa Barbara, UCSB is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Fine Arts majors at UCSB take out an average of $18,166 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $189.

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San Jose State University landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best fine and studio arts programs. Located in the city of San Jose, San Jose State is a public college with a very large student population.

Fine Arts majors at San Jose State take out an average of $15,646 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $162.

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Seattle Pacific University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the Far Western US Region ranking. Located in the city of Seattle, SPU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Fine & Studio Arts students in the Far Western US Region that almost earned our Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the Far Western US Region award.

Rank College Location
11 Chapman University Orange, CA
12 University of California - San Diego La Jolla, CA
13 Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA

Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges by State

Explore the best fine and studio arts schools for a specific state in the Far Western US region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 6,630
Washington 434
Oregon 461
Nevada 129
Hawaii 80
Alaska 54

Fine & Studio Arts is one of 9 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Fine Arts

Related Major Annual Graduates
Design & Applied Arts 36,179
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 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jorge Royan.

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