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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Ohio

21 Colleges
$22,262 Avg Salary
$28,605 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Fine & Studio Arts School for You

In 2018-2019, 823 degrees and certificates were awarded to fine and studio arts students who went to a Ohio college or university. This makes it the #57 most popular major in the state.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

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 Ohio ranking. This report analyzed 21 schools in Ohio to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Ohio

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

Top 10 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools

Our analysis found Ohio State University - Main Campus to be the best school for fine and studio arts students who want to pursue a degree in Ohio. Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that Fine Arts majors at Ohio State take out is $25,250. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $262, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Otterbein University

Westerville, OH

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Otterbein University is a great place for fine and studio arts students. Located in the suburb of Westerville, Otterbein is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is a great place for fine and studio arts students. Located in the large city of Cincinnati, Cincinnati is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at Cincinnati accumulate an average of around $25,914 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $269, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Columbus College of Art and Design. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Ohio list. Located in the city of Columbus, CCAD is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Fine Arts majors at CCAD take out an average of $30,875 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $320.

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The excellent programs at Miami University - Oxford helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best fine and studio arts schools in Ohio. Located in the town of Oxford, Miami of Ohio is a public college with a large student population.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at Miami of Ohio accumulate an average of around $23,702 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $246, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Bowling Green State University - Main Campus ranked #6 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Ohio list. BGSU is a large public school located in the town of Bowling Green.

Fine Arts majors at BGSU take out an average of $28,875 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 $300.

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#7

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

Oberlin College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Ohio ranking. Oberlin is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Oberlin.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at Oberlin accumulate an average of around $24,500 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $254, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Cedarville University

Cedarville, OH

Cedarville University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Ohio list. Located in the fringe town of Cedarville, Cedarville is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Wright State University - Main Campus ranked #9 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Ohio list. Wright State University - Main Campus is a large public school located in the suburb of Dayton.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at Wright State University - Main Campus accumulate an average of around $26,534 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $275, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#10

Youngstown State University

Youngstown, OH

Youngstown State University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Ohio list. Located in the city of Youngstown, Youngstown State University is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at Youngstown State University accumulate an average of around $31,000 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $322, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 835
Illinois 1,625
Indiana 675
Wisconsin 703

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

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 21 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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