Fine & Studio Arts

2023 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in New Jersey

12 Colleges in New Jersey
821 Fine Arts Degrees Awarded
$27,368 Avg Early-Career Salary
Fine & Studio Arts is of the hottest degree programs in the United States, coming in as the #31 most popular major in the country. This means there are lots of options to choose from when you decide to get your degree.

In 2023, College Factual analyzed 12 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in New Jersey ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 821 degrees in fine and studio arts to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Fine & Studio Arts School

Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in New Jersey The Fine Arts program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Fine & Studio Arts rankings. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for fine and studio arts schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Fine & Studio Arts Rankings by Degree Level

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in New Jersey list to help you make the college decision. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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Best Schools for Fine & Studio Arts in New Jersey

The schools below may not offer all types of Fine Arts degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer.

10 Top New Jersey Schools in Fine Arts

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
58 Fine Arts Degrees Awarded

Every student pursuing a degree in fine and studio arts has to check out Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Rutgers New Brunswick is a very large public university located in the small city of New Brunswick. A Best Colleges rank of #111 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Rutgers New Brunswick is a great university overall.

There were approximately 58 fine and studio arts students who graduated with this degree at Rutgers New Brunswick in the most recent year we have data available. Those fine and studio arts students who get their degree from Rutgers University - New Brunswick earn $8,164 more than the standard Fine Arts student.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
73 Fine Arts Degrees Awarded

Any student pursuing a degree in fine and studio arts needs to look into The College of New Jersey. Located in the suburb of Ewing, TCNJ is a public college with a medium-sized student population. A Best Colleges rank of #213 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means TCNJ is a great college overall.

There were about 73 fine and studio arts students who graduated with this degree at TCNJ in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the Fine Arts program state that they receive average early career wages of $28,767.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
47 Fine Arts Degrees Awarded

Every student pursuing a degree in fine and studio arts has to look into Montclair State University. Montclair State is a fairly large public university located in the large suburb of Montclair. A Best Colleges rank of #289 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Montclair State is a great university overall.

There were about 47 fine and studio arts students who graduated with this degree at Montclair State in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates who receive their degree from the Fine Arts program make about $25,790 for their early career.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
60 Fine Arts Degrees Awarded

William Paterson University of New Jersey is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a degree in fine and studio arts. William Paterson University is a moderately-sized public university located in the suburb of Wayne. This university ranks 22nd out of 44 colleges for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were roughly 60 fine and studio arts students who graduated with this degree at William Paterson University in the most recent year we have data available. After graduating, Fine Arts degree recipients usually make around $26,381 at the beginning of their careers.

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#5

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
64 Fine Arts Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Glassboro, Rowan is a public university with a large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #408 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Rowan is a great university overall.

There were about 64 fine and studio arts students who graduated with this degree at Rowan in the most recent data year. Students who receive their degree from the Fine Arts program earn about $26,945 for their early career.

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#6

Kean University

Union, NJ
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
$29,000 Median Student Debt

Located in the large suburb of Union, Kean is a public university with a large student population. This university ranks 17th out of 44 colleges for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were approximately 30 fine and studio arts students who graduated with this degree at Kean in the most recent year we have data available. After graduation, Fine Arts degree recipients typically make around $27,137 in the first five years of their career.

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#7

New Jersey City University

Jersey City, NJ
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
47 Fine Arts Degrees Awarded

NJCU is a medium-sized public university located in the city of Jersey City. This university ranks 30th out of 44 colleges for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were roughly 47 fine and studio arts students who graduated with this degree at NJCU in the most recent year we have data available. Soon after graduating, Fine Arts degree recipients typically earn around $26,721 in the first five years of their career.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$25,880 Median Student Debt

Rutgers Camden is a moderately-sized public university located in the city of Camden. This university ranks 14th out of 44 schools for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were roughly 22 fine and studio arts students who graduated with this degree at Rutgers Camden in the most recent year we have data available. Students who receive their degree from the Fine Arts program make about $29,120 in their early career salary.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$25,880 Median Student Debt

Located in the large city of Newark, Rutgers Newark is a public university with a large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #262 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Rutgers Newark is a great university overall.

There were approximately 20 fine and studio arts students who graduated with this degree at Rutgers Newark in the most recent year we have data available. Students who receive their degree from the Fine Arts program make around $29,120 for their early career.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In NJ
57 Fine Arts Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Randolph, County College of Morris is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. This college ranks 36th out of 44 schools for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were about 57 fine and studio arts students who graduated with this degree at County College of Morris in the most recent data year.

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Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 334 1,160
New York 333 3,270
Maryland 279 622
District of Columbia 188 142
Delaware 175 58

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

Fine Arts Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Art Studies 412
Fine Arts 180
Other Fine Arts & Art Studies 78
Art History 67
Intermedia/Multimedia 52
Drawing 25
Sculpture 5
Ceramic Arts & Ceramics 2

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Majors Similar to Fine Arts

Related Major Annual Graduates
Music 593
Design & Applied Arts 585
Drama & Theater Arts 210
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 183
General Visual & Performing Arts 180
Dance 92
Arts & Media Management 21
Other Visual Art 2

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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 Jorge Royan.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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