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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region

22 Colleges
$24,490 Avg Salary
$23,489 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Fine & Studio Arts School for You

Out of all the majors we analyze each year, fine and studio arts was ranked #31 in the country. In fact 40,751 degrees and certificates were handed out in 2018-2019.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 22 schools in the Rocky Mountains Region to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region

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

Top 10 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools

#1

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

Our analysis found University of Wyoming to be the best school for fine and studio arts students who want to pursue a degree in the Rocky Mountains Region . Located in the town of Laramie, U of Wyoming is a public college with a large student population.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Colorado State University - Fort Collins is a great place for fine and studio arts students. Colorado State is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Fort Collins.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at Colorado State accumulate an average of around $23,000 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $239, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus is a great place for fine and studio arts students. Located in the city of Denver, CU Anschutz is a public school with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at CU Anschutz accumulate an average of around $24,918 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $259, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

The excellent programs at University of Utah helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best fine and studio arts schools in the Rocky Mountains Region . Located in the city of Salt Lake City, U of U is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means University of Colorado Boulder is a great place for fine and studio arts students. Located in the midsize city of Boulder, CU - Boulder is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that Fine Arts majors at CU - Boulder take out is $21,089. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $228, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Northern Colorado 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. University of Northern Colorado is a fairly large public school located in the city of Greeley.

The average amount in student loans that Fine Arts majors at University of Northern Colorado take out is $25,000. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $259, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Colorado State University - Pueblo came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking. Colorado State University - Pueblo is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Pueblo.

The average amount in student loans that Fine Arts majors at Colorado State University - Pueblo take out is $19,950. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $207, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #8, Utah State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for fine and studio arts students. USU is a very large public school located in the small city of Logan.

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Montana State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for fine and studio arts students. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the remote town of Bozeman, MSU Bozeman is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, Fine Arts graduates from MSU Bozeman carry an average student debtload of $26,589. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $276.

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Brigham Young University - Provo did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for fine and studio arts students. It came in at #10 on the list. BYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Provo.

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Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges by State

Explore the best fine and studio arts colleges for a specific state in the Rocky Mountains region.

State Degrees Awarded
Colorado 534
Utah 302
Idaho 196
Montana 105
Wyoming 75

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 22 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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