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6,189 Yearly Graduations
$22,350 Median Salary
$9,248 Median Debt
There are 65 schools in the United States where you can get your undergraduate certificate in Fine Arts. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 49% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.8% of Fine Arts graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Fine Arts Majors

In 2018-2019, 6,189 earned their undergraduate certificate in Fine Arts. This earns it the #15 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in Fine Arts at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 25,815
Undergraduate Certificate 6,189
Associate’s Degree 4,063
Master’s Degree 3,527
Basic Certificate 830
Doctor’s Degree 238
Graduate Certificate 89

Earnings of Fine Arts Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in Fine Arts is $22,350. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $20,950 to a high of $32,325.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in Fine Arts is $9,248. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $20,626 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $8,233.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $96.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in Fine Arts. About 63.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,272
Women 3,917
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Fine Arts

The racial-ethnic distribution of Fine Arts undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 192
Black or African American 343
Hispanic or Latino 2,079
White 2,845
International Students 49
Other Races/Ethnicities 681
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Fine Arts Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 65 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in Fine Arts. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Glendale Community College

Glendale, Arizona
1,214 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Glendale Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for Fine Arts majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate. Roughly 18,000 attend the school each year. The Fine Arts program at Glendale Community College awarded 1,214 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 63% of this group were women, and 51% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Mesa Community College

Mesa, Arizona
1,093 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mesa Community College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in Fine Arts. Each year, around 20,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The Fine Arts program at Mesa Community College awarded 1,093 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 59% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

766 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chandler-Gilbert Community College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in Fine Arts. Roughly 15,500 attend the school each year. The Fine Arts program at Chandler-Gilbert Community College awarded 766 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 63% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

669 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for Fine Arts majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Estrella Mountain Community College. Roughly 10,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 669 people received their undergraduate certificate in Fine Arts from Estrella Mountain Community College. Around 66% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

571 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Paradise Valley Community College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in Fine Arts. Roughly 7,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 571 undergraduate certificates were handed out to Fine Arts majors at Paradise Valley Community College. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 63% were women.

#6

Phoenix College

Phoenix, Arizona
484 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Phoenix College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in Fine Arts. Roughly 11,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 484 undergraduate certificates were handed out to Fine Arts majors at Phoenix College. About 68% of this group were women, and 73% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale, Arizona
387 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Scottsdale Community College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in Fine Arts. Roughly 8,600 attend the school each year. The Fine Arts program at Scottsdale Community College awarded 387 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#8

Rio Salado College

Tempe, Arizona
302 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for Fine Arts majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Rio Salado College. Each year, around 19,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The Fine Arts program at Rio Salado College awarded 302 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 68% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

279 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Mountain Community College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in Fine Arts. Roughly 4,300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 279 undergraduate certificates were handed out to Fine Arts majors at South Mountain Community College. About 64% of this group were women, and 84% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

157 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

GateWay Community College - Phoenix comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in Fine Arts. Each year, around 5,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The Fine Arts program at GateWay Community College - Phoenix awarded 157 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 68% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 64% were women.

#11

Mohave Community College

Kingman, Arizona
115 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for Fine Arts majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Mohave Community College. Roughly 4,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 115 people received their undergraduate certificate in Fine Arts from MCC. Of these students, 74% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

66 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in Fine Arts. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. The Fine Arts program at Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art awarded 66 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 21% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in Fine Arts. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,926 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $39,416 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their undergraduate certificate in Fine Arts from PAFA. About 58% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Haywood Community College

Clyde, North Carolina
12 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Haywood Community College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in Fine Arts. The Fine Arts program at Haywood Community College awarded 12 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
9 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central New Mexico Community College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in Fine Arts. Roughly 23,000 attend the school each year. The Fine Arts program at Central New Mexico Community College awarded 9 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 78% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Studio Incamminati

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
8 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Studio Incamminati comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in Fine Arts. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 undergraduate certificates were handed out to Fine Arts majors at Studio Incamminati. Of these students, 62% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
8 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Florida is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in Fine Arts. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

The Fine Arts program at University of Florida awarded 8 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe, New Mexico
5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Fe Community College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in Fine Arts. Roughly 4,100 attend the school each year. The Fine Arts program at Santa Fe Community College awarded 5 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for Fine Arts majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,940 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,000 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 undergraduate certificates were handed out to Fine Arts majors at Institute of American Indian Arts. Of these students, 50% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Ventura College

Ventura, California
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for Fine Arts majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Ventura College. Each year, around 12,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their undergraduate certificate in Fine Arts from Ventura College. Of these students, 50% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to Fine Arts that offer undergraduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Design & Applied Arts 2,329
Drama & Theater Arts 809
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 766
Music 332
General Visual & Performing Arts 111

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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