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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Minnesota

13 Colleges
$25,810 Avg Salary
$28,162 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Fine & Studio Arts School for You

In 2018-2019, 461 degrees and certificates were awarded to fine and studio arts students who went to a Minnesota college or university. This makes it the #51 most popular major in the state.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. 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 Minnesota to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 13 schools in Minnesota to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Minnesota

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

Our analysis found Concordia College at Moorhead to be the best school for fine and studio arts students who want to pursue a degree in Minnesota. Located in the suburb of Moorhead, Concordia College Moorhead is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at Concordia College Moorhead accumulate an average of around $25,000 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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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Minnesota State University - Mankato. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Minnesota list. Minnesota State University - Mankato is a fairly large public school located in the city of Mankato.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at Minnesota State University - Mankato accumulate an average of around $28,687 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $298, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN

The excellent programs at Saint Cloud State University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best fine and studio arts schools in Minnesota. Located in the city of Saint Cloud, St. Cloud State University is a public school with a fairly large student population.

On average, Fine Arts graduates from St. Cloud State University take out $28,000 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $291.

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The excellent programs at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best fine and studio arts schools in Minnesota. UMN Twin Cities is a very large public school located in the city of Minneapolis.

The average amount in student loans that Fine Arts majors at UMN Twin Cities take out is $19,656. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $204, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#5

St Olaf College

Northfield, MN

Out of the 13 schools in Minnesota that were part of this year’s ranking, St Olaf College landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the town of Northfield, St. Olaf is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

On average, Fine Arts graduates from St. Olaf take out $24,000 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 $249.

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Minnesota State University - Moorhead landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best fine and studio arts programs. Minnesota State University - Moorhead is a moderately-sized public school located in the midsize suburb of Moorhead.

Fine Arts majors at Minnesota State University - Moorhead take out an average of $30,750 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $319, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Carleton College

Northfield, MN

Carleton College landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best fine and studio arts programs. Carleton is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Northfield.

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Metropolitan State University landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best fine and studio arts programs. Metropolitan State University is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of Saint Paul.

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University of Minnesota - Duluth landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best fine and studio arts programs. UMN Duluth is a large public school located in the city of Duluth.

On average, Fine Arts graduates from UMN Duluth take out $23,778 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $247.

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#10

Bemidji State University

Bemidji, MN

With a ranking of #10, Bemidji State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for fine and studio arts students. Located in the remote town of Bemidji, Bemidji State University is a public school with a small student population.

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Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges in the Plains States Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 561
Kansas 266
Iowa 356
Nebraska 175
North Dakota 34
South Dakota 64

Fine & Studio Arts is one of 9 different types of programs to choose from.

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 13 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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