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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Oregon

7 Colleges
$21,767 Avg Salary
$33,694 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Fine & Studio Arts School for You

In 2018-2019, 461 degrees and certificates were awarded to fine and studio arts students who went to a Oregon college or university. This makes it the #33 most popular major in the state.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Oregon ranking. This report analyzed 7 schools in Oregon to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Oregon

The colleges and universities below are the best for Fine Arts majors pursuing a .

Top Oregon Schools in Fine Arts

#1

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Our 2021 rankings named Oregon State University the best school in Oregon for fine and studio arts students. Oregon State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Corvallis.

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#2

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Oregon. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Oregon list. Located in the city of Eugene, UO is a public college with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at UO accumulate an average of around $25,387 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $282.

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#3

George Fox University

Newberg, OR

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means George Fox University is a great place for fine and studio arts students. GFU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Newberg.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at GFU accumulate an average of around $25,500 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $265, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Portland State University is a great place for fine and studio arts students. Located in the large city of Portland, Portland State University is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at Portland State University accumulate an average of around $24,316 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $252.

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#5

Lewis & Clark College

Portland, OR

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Lewis & Clark College is a great place for fine and studio arts students. Lewis and Clark College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Portland.

After completing their degree, Fine Arts graduates from Lewis and Clark College carry an average student debtload of $19,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $197, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #6, Pacific Northwest College of Art did quite well on this year’s best schools for fine and studio arts students. Located in the large city of Portland, Pacific Northwest College of Art is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Fine Arts majors at Pacific Northwest College of Art take out an average of $58,365 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $663, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Southern Oregon University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Oregon list. Located in the midsize suburb of Ashland, Southern Oregon University is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

On average, Fine Arts graduates from Southern Oregon University take out $24,022 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $249.

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Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

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

One of 9 majors within the area of study, fine and studio arts has other similar majors worth exploring.

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 7 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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