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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Colorado

8 Colleges
$26,180 Avg Salary
$25,137 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Fine & Studio Arts School for You

With 534 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, fine and studio arts is the #36 most popular major in Colorado.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Colorado ranking. This report analyzed 8 schools in Colorado to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Colorado

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

Top Colorado Schools in Fine Arts

Our 2021 rankings named Colorado State University - Fort Collins the best school in Colorado for fine and studio arts students. Located in the medium-sized city of Fort Collins, Colorado State is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, Fine Arts graduates from Colorado State take out $23,000 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $239.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Colorado list. CU Anschutz is a very large public school located in the large city of Denver.

On average, Fine Arts graduates from CU Anschutz take out $24,918 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $259.

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The excellent programs at University of Colorado Boulder helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best fine and studio arts schools in Colorado. CU - Boulder is a fairly large public school located in the city of Boulder.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at CU - Boulder accumulate an average of around $21,089 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $228.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means University of Northern Colorado is a great place for fine and studio arts students. Located in the medium-sized city of Greeley, University of Northern Colorado is a public school with a large student population.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at University of Northern Colorado accumulate an average of around $25,000 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $259.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Colorado State University - Pueblo. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Colorado list. Located in the midsize city of Pueblo, Colorado State University - Pueblo is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at Colorado State University - Pueblo accumulate an average of around $19,950 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $207.

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With a ranking of #6, Metropolitan State University of Denver did quite well on this year’s best schools for fine and studio arts students. Located in the large city of Denver, MSU Denver is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, Fine Arts graduates from MSU Denver carry an average student debtload of $30,036. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $312, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Fort Lewis College

Durango, CO

Fort Lewis College landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best fine and studio arts programs. Located in the town of Durango, FLC is a public school with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that Fine Arts majors at FLC take out is $18,875. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $196.

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Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best fine and studio arts programs. Located in the city of Lakewood, RMCAD is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Utah 302
Idaho 196
Montana 105
Wyoming 75

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 8 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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