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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Connecticut

9 Colleges
$23,267 Avg Salary
$24,777 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Fine & Studio Arts School for You

Fine & Studio Arts is the #23 most popular major in Connecticut with 604 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one 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.

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 Connecticut ranking. Our analysis looked at 9 schools in Connecticut to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Connecticut

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

Top Connecticut Schools in Fine Arts

#1

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

Our 2021 rankings named Fairfield University the best school in Connecticut for fine and studio arts students. Fairfield U is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Fairfield.

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Out of the 9 schools in Connecticut that were part of this year’s ranking, Southern Connecticut State University landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of New Haven, SCSU is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Eastern Connecticut State University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Connecticut list. Located in the fringe town of Willimantic, ECSU is a public school with a small student population.

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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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means University of Connecticut is a great place for fine and studio arts students. UCONN is a very large public school located in the suburb of Storrs.

After completing their degree, Fine Arts graduates from UCONN carry an average student debtload of $23,500. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $244.

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#5

Yale University

New Haven, CT

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Yale University is a great place for fine and studio arts students. Yale is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New Haven.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at Yale accumulate an average of around $21,200 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $247.

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#6

University of New Haven

West Haven, CT

University of New Haven did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for fine and studio arts students. It came in at #6 on the list. U of New Haven is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of West Haven.

On average, Fine Arts graduates from U of New Haven take out $27,000 in student loans while working on their degree. 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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University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT

University of Hartford landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best fine and studio arts programs. Uhart is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of West Hartford.

The average amount in student loans that Fine Arts majors at Uhart take out is $26,113. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $271, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Western Connecticut State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for fine and studio arts students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the city of Danbury, WestConn is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Central Connecticut State University landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best fine and studio arts programs. Located in the large suburb of New Britain, CCSU is a public school with a large student population.

The average amount in student loans that Fine Arts majors at CCSU 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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Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges in the New England Region

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

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

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

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 9 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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