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2022 Best Value General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor's Degree Schools in New York

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

11 Colleges
$25,608 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$25,004 Avg Salary

Finding the Best General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor's Degree School for You

General Visual & Performing Arts is the #100 most popular major in New York with 675 degrees and certificates awarded in 2019-2020.

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 Value General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor's Degree Schools in New York to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 11 schools in New York to see which ones offered the best value bachelor's degree programs for visual arts students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.

This ranking is not just a list of inexpensive schools. We also consider each school's quality, since we believe a low-quality school may not be a 'bargain' at any price. More specifically, we discount our quality score by the published tuition and fees charged by a school. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The value is determined by how much quality your dollar buys.

For nationwide and regional rankings, we use out-of-state tuition and fees in our calculations. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

2022 Best Value General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in New York

The following schools top our list of the Best Value General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor's Degree Colleges.

Top 10 Best General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor's Degree Schools

#1

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY

Our analysis found SUNY Oneonta to be the best value school for general visual and performing arts students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in New York. SUNY Oneonta is a moderately-sized public school located in the remote town of Oneonta.

SUNY Oneonta undergraduate students pay an average of $8,740 in in-state tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that visual arts majors at SUNY Oneonta take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $22,522. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $400.

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#2

SUNY New Paltz

New Paltz, NY

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend SUNY New Paltz. It ranked #2 on our 2022 Best Value General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in New York list. SUNY New Paltz is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of New Paltz.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at SUNY New Paltz are $8,359 a year. While working on their Bachelor's Degree, visual arts majors at SUNY New Paltz accumulate an average of around $19,642 in student debt.

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#3

SUNY Fredonia

Fredonia, NY

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means SUNY Fredonia is a great value for general visual and performing arts students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the town of Fredonia, SUNY Fredonia is a public college with a small student population.

SUNY Fredonia undergraduate students pay an average of $8,492 in in-state tuition and fees each year.

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#4

Lehman College

Bronx, NY

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Lehman College. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Value General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in New York list. Located in the large city of Bronx, Lehman is a public college with a large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at Lehman are $7,410 a year.

Full General Visual & Performing Arts at Lehman College Report

#5

SUNY Potsdam

Potsdam, NY

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend SUNY Potsdam. It ranked #5 on our 2022 Best Value General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in New York list. Located in the remote town of Potsdam, SUNY Potsdam is a public college with a small student population.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at SUNY Potsdam are $8,554 per year.

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#6

Purchase College

Purchase, NY

Purchase College landed the #6 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value bachelor’s degree general visual and performing arts programs. Purchase College is a small public school located in the suburb of Purchase.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at Purchase College are $8,953 a year.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute landed the #7 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value bachelor’s degree general visual and performing arts programs. RPI is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Troy.

RPI undergraduate students pay an average of $57,012 in in-state tuition and fees each year.

RPI also claimed a spot on our Best General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in New York list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

Full General Visual & Performing Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Report

#8

Siena College

Loudonville, NY

Siena College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for general visual and performing arts students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Loudonville, Siena is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at Siena are $39,500 a year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Siena also is in the top 15% of our Best General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in New York ranking.

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#9

LIU Post

Brookville, NY

LIU Post ranked #9 on this year’s Best Value General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in New York list. Located in the large suburb of Brookville, LIU Post is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at LIU Post are $39,136 per year.

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#10

New York Institute of Technology

Old Westbury, NY

New York Institute of Technology did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for general visual and performing arts students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the suburb of Old Westbury, NYIT is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at NYIT are $39,760 per year.

Full General Visual & Performing Arts at New York Institute of Technology Report

Best Value General Visual & Performing Arts Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Value General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 176
Maryland 102
New Jersey 142
District of Columbia 17
Delaware 0

General Visual & Performing Arts is one of 10 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Fine & Studio Arts 39,860
Design & Applied Arts 36,854
Music 27,047
Drama & Theater Arts 18,124
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 17,506

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 11 schools only.

  • 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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