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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in North Carolina

12 Colleges
$27,222 Avg Salary
$28,271 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Fine & Studio Arts School for You

In 2018-2019, 755 degrees and certificates were awarded to fine and studio arts students who went to a North Carolina college or university. This makes it the #44 most popular major in the state.

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 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 North Carolina to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 12 schools in North Carolina to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in North Carolina

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

Top 10 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools

#1

Duke University

Durham, NC

Our 2021 rankings named Duke University the best school in North Carolina for fine and studio arts students. Duke is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Durham.

The average amount in student loans that Fine Arts majors at Duke take out is $90,295. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $1,052, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The excellent programs at North Carolina State University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best fine and studio arts schools in North Carolina. NC State is a very large public school located in the large city of Raleigh.

On average, Fine Arts graduates from NC State take out $21,829 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $227.

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#3

Elon University

Elon, NC

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Elon University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in North Carolina list. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Elon, Elon is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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The excellent programs at University of North Carolina at Charlotte helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best fine and studio arts schools in North Carolina. UNC Charlotte is a very large public school located in the large city of Charlotte.

After completing their degree, Fine Arts graduates from UNC Charlotte carry an average student debtload of $24,500. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $254, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in North Carolina list. Located in the city of Greensboro, UNC Greensboro is a public school with a fairly large student population.

On average, Fine Arts graduates from UNC Greensboro take out $21,470 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $223.

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#6

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

With a ranking of #6, East Carolina University did quite well on this year’s best schools for fine and studio arts students. Located in the small city of Greenville, ECU is a public college with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at ECU accumulate an average of around $28,966 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 $301.

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University of North Carolina at Wilmington ranked #7 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in North Carolina list. Located in the city of Wilmington, UNCW is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, Fine Arts graduates from UNCW take out $21,188 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $233, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#8

Meredith College

Raleigh, NC

Meredith College ranked #8 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in North Carolina list. Meredith is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Raleigh.

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Appalachian State University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in North Carolina list. Located in the town of Boone, Appalachian State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, Fine Arts graduates from Appalachian State take out $21,076 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $219, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of North Carolina at Asheville 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. UNCA is a small public school located in the city of Asheville.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at UNCA accumulate an average of around $23,750 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $246, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 924
Florida 1,437
Virginia 735
Tennessee 411
South Carolina 386
Kentucky 444
Louisiana 333
Alabama 402
Arkansas 197
Mississippi 140
West Virginia 148

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 12 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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