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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the New England Region

39 Colleges
$24,439 Avg Salary
$27,292 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.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. 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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the New England Region to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 39 schools in the New England Region to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the New England Region

The following schools top our list of the Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges.

Top 10 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools

#1

Brown University

Providence, RI

Our analysis found Brown University to be the best school for fine and studio arts students who want to pursue a degree in the New England Region . Brown is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Providence.

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#2

Williams College

Williamstown, MA

The excellent programs at Williams College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best fine and studio arts schools in the New England Region . Williams is a small private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Williamstown.

After completing their degree, Fine Arts graduates from Williams carry an average student debtload of $14,250. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $148.

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#3

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Fairfield University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the New England Region list. Located in the large suburb of Fairfield, Fairfield U is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Northeastern University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the New England Region list. Northeastern is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

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#5

Endicott College

Beverly, MA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Endicott College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the New England Region list. Located in the suburb of Beverly, Endicott is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #6, Southern Connecticut State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for fine and studio arts students. SCSU is a medium-sized public school located in the midsize city of New Haven.

On average, Fine Arts graduates from SCSU take out $26,000 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $270, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

Stonehill College

Easton, MA

Stonehill College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the New England Region ranking. Located in the large suburb of Easton, Stonehill is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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University of Massachusetts - Lowell landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best fine and studio arts programs. Located in the suburb of Lowell, UMass Lowell is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that Fine Arts majors at UMass Lowell take out is $27,000. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Eastern Connecticut State University landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best fine and studio arts programs. ECSU is a small public school located in the town of Willimantic.

On average, Fine Arts graduates from ECSU take out $22,625 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $235.

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#10

Tufts University

Medford, MA

Tufts University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best fine and studio arts programs. Tufts is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Medford.

Fine Arts majors at Tufts take out an average of $41,245 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 $464.

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Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges by State

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State Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 1,125
Connecticut 604
New Hampshire 160
Maine 148
Rhode Island 364
Vermont 152

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 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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