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2021 Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in Oregon

3 Colleges
$21,850 Avg Salary
$22,492 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best General Visual & Performing Arts School for You

General Visual & Performing Arts is the #133 most popular major in Oregon with 64 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

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.

The Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in Oregon ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 3 schools in Oregon to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in Oregon

The following schools top our list of the Best General Visual & Performing Arts Colleges.

Top Oregon Schools in Visual Arts

#1

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Our analysis found Oregon State University to be the best school for general visual and performing arts students who want to pursue a degree in Oregon. Located in the small city of Corvallis, Oregon State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

On average, visual arts graduates from Oregon State take out $25,000 in student loans while working on their degree. 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 Southern Oregon University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in Oregon list. Southern Oregon University is a medium-sized public school located in the midsize suburb of Ashland.

While working on their degree, visual arts majors at Southern Oregon University accumulate an average of around $19,984 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $207, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Pacific Northwest College of Art is a great place for general visual and performing arts students. Pacific Northwest College of Art is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Portland.

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Best General Visual & Performing Arts Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 1,285
Washington 5
Nevada 5

One of 9 majors within the area of study, general visual and performing arts has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Fine & Studio Arts 40,751
Design & Applied Arts 36,179
Music 26,968
Drama & Theater Arts 17,726
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 16,756

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 3 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 Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0.

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