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111 Yearly Graduations
$35,600 Median Salary
$24,108 Median Debt
There are 28 schools in the United States where you can get your undergraduate certificate in visual arts. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 33% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.7% of visual arts graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Visual Arts Majors

In 2018-2019, 111 undergraduate certificates were awarded to visual arts majors. This makes it the 108th most popular undergraduate certificate program in the country.

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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in visual arts is $35,600. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $35,600 to a high of $35,600.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in visual arts is $24,108. 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, $24,108 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $24,108.

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The median monthly payment of a visual arts graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $250.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in visual arts. About 52.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 53
Women 58
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Visual Arts

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 11
Black or African American 10
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 70
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 8
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Visual Arts Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 28 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in visual arts. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

31 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbus State Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for visual arts majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate. Each year, around 28,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The visual arts program at Columbus State Community College awarded 31 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 45% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

23 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Circle in the Square Theatre School is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in visual arts. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. The visual arts program at Circle in the Square Theatre School awarded 23 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 74% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

16 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Young Americans College of the Performing Arts comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in visual arts. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their undergraduate certificate in visual arts from Young Americans College of the Performing Arts. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

11 Yearly Graduations
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for visual arts majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is New School of Radio and Television. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their undergraduate certificate in visual arts from New School of Radio and Television.

#5

Oklahoma City Community College

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
9 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for visual arts majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Oklahoma City Community College. Each year, around 12,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The visual arts program at Oklahoma City Community College awarded 9 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 56% of this group were women, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

9 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Austin Community College District is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in visual arts. Each year, around 41,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their undergraduate certificate in visual arts from Austin Community College District. Of these students, 78% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe, New Mexico
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for visual arts majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Santa Fe Community College. Roughly 4,100 attend the school each year. The visual arts program at Santa Fe Community College awarded 4 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 75% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

SUNY Westchester Community College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in visual arts. Roughly 11,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their undergraduate certificate in visual arts from SUNY Westchester Community College. Of these students, 33% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Lesley University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lesley University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in visual arts. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,540 per year.

The visual arts program at Lesley University awarded 2 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#10

LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, New York
1 Yearly Graduations

The 10th most popular school in the country for visual arts majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is LaGuardia Community College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 undergraduate certificates were handed out to visual arts majors at LaGuardia.

#10

Pike-Lincoln Technical Center

Eolia, Missouri
1 Yearly Graduations

Pike-Lincoln Technical Center comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in visual arts. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their undergraduate certificate in visual arts from Pike-Lincoln Technical Center.

#10

SUNY Broome

Binghamton, New York
1 Yearly Graduations

The 10th most popular school in the country for visual arts majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is SUNY Broome. The visual arts program at SUNY Broome awarded 1 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Fine & Studio Arts 6,189
Design & Applied Arts 2,329
Drama & Theater Arts 809
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 766
Music 332

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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