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343 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 57 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in visual arts. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 37% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 4.1% of visual arts graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Visual Arts Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 343 students earned their basic certificate in visual arts. This earns it the #109 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in visual arts at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,315
Associate’s Degree 1,563
Master’s Degree 373
Basic Certificate 343
Undergraduate Certificate 111
Doctor’s Degree 14
Graduate Certificate 1

Earnings of Visual Arts Majors With Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for visual arts majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for visual arts students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in visual arts. About 56.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 148
Women 195
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Visual Arts

The racial-ethnic distribution of visual arts basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 13
Black or African American 41
Hispanic or Latino 61
White 187
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 27
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Visual Arts Basic Certificate Students

There are 57 colleges that offer a basic certificate in visual arts. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

90 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for visual arts students seekinga basic certificate is Columbus State Community College. Roughly 28,100 attend the school each year. The visual arts program at Columbus State Community College awarded 90 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 62% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
81 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for visual arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Valencia College. Roughly 47,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 81 people received their basic certificate in visual arts from Valencia College. About 57% of this group were women, and 51% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
25 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for visual arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is St Petersburg College. Roughly 28,800 attend the school each year. The visual arts program at St Petersburg College awarded 25 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 44% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

21 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastern Florida State College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in visual arts. Roughly 15,300 attend the school each year. The visual arts program at Eastern Florida State College awarded 21 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 52% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

17 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for visual arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is East Valley Institute of Technology. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 basic certificates were handed out to visual arts majors at EVIT. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 41% were women.

#6

Tidewater Community College

Norfolk, Virginia
13 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tidewater Community College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in visual arts. Each year, around 19,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their basic certificate in visual arts from Tidewater Community College. Of these students, 46% were women and 54% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, California
13 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for visual arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Orange Coast College. Roughly 20,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their basic certificate in visual arts from Orange Coast College. About 69% of this group were women, and 54% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
10 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for visual arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Roughly 25,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,091 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,543 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their basic certificate in visual arts from UWM. Of these students, 60% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
8 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Milwaukee Area Technical College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in visual arts. Roughly 14,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their basic certificate in visual arts from MATC. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#10

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul, Minnesota
7 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saint Paul College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in visual arts. Each year, around 6,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The visual arts program at Saint Paul College awarded 7 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 57% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Seminole State College of Florida comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in visual arts. Roughly 17,700 attend the school each year. The visual arts program at Seminole State College of Florida awarded 5 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 80% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Ohlone College

Fremont, California
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ohlone College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in visual arts. Each year, around 8,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their basic certificate in visual arts from Ohlone College. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#13

Rose State College

Midwest City, Oklahoma
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Rose State College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in visual arts. Roughly 7,000 attend the school each year. The visual arts program at Rose State College awarded 4 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for visual arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Hillsborough Community College. Each year, around 22,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their basic certificate in visual arts from HCC. About 25% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Century College - White Bear Lake

White Bear Lake, Minnesota
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Century College - White Bear Lake comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in visual arts. Each year, around 8,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their basic certificate in visual arts from Century College - White Bear Lake.

3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in visual arts. Each year, around 29,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,580 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,826 per year.

The visual arts program at Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis awarded 3 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#16

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for visual arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Broward College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their basic certificate in visual arts from BC.

#16

Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, Florida
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indian River State College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in visual arts. Each year, around 16,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The visual arts program at Indian River State College awarded 3 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 33% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for visual arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is University of New Mexico - Valencia County Campus. Roughly 2,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 basic certificates were handed out to visual arts majors at UNM Valencia. About 33% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Blue Ridge Community College

Weyers Cave, Virginia
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

Blue Ridge Community College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in visual arts. Roughly 3,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 basic certificates were handed out to visual arts majors at BRCC.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to visual arts that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Design & Applied Arts 4,140
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 1,064
Fine & Studio Arts 830
Drama & Theater Arts 575
Music 441

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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