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2021 Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in the Great Lakes Region

13 Colleges
$26,114 Avg Salary
$31,060 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best General Visual & Performing Arts School for You

Out of all the majors we analyze each year, general visual and performing arts was ranked #142 in the country. In fact 5,720 degrees and certificates were handed out in 2018-2019.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

The Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in the Great Lakes Region ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 13 schools in the Great Lakes Region to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in the Great Lakes Region

The colleges and universities below are the best for visual arts majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools

Our analysis found University of Wisconsin - Stout to be the best school for general visual and performing arts students who want to pursue a degree in the Great Lakes Region . Located in the town of Menomonie, UW - Stout is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. Located in the town of Whitewater, UW - Whitewater is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is a great place for general visual and performing arts students. Cincinnati is a very large public school located in the city of Cincinnati.

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Out of the 13 schools in the Great Lakes Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis landed the # 4 spot on the list. IUPUI is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Indianapolis.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is a great place for general visual and performing arts students. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is a very large public school located in the city of Milwaukee.

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Bowling Green State University - Main Campus ranked #6 on this year’s Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. Located in the fringe town of Bowling Green, BGSU is a public school with a large student population.

On average, visual arts graduates from BGSU take out $26,222 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $272, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Saint Francis - Fort Wayne came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in the Great Lakes Region ranking. University of St. Francis Fort Wayne is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Fort Wayne.

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Columbus College of Art and Design did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general visual and performing arts students. It came in at #8 on the list. CCAD is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Columbus.

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University of Illinois at Chicago ranked #9 on this year’s Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. Located in the city of Chicago, UIC is a public school with a very large student population.

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Ohio University - Main Campus came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in the Great Lakes Region ranking. Located in the town of Athens, Ohio U is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Best General Visual & Performing Arts Colleges by State

Explore the best general visual and performing arts colleges for a specific state in the Great Lakes region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 15
Ohio 207
Illinois 78
Indiana 29
Wisconsin 123

General Visual & Performing Arts is one of 9 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Visual Arts

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 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 Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0.

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