Fine & Studio Arts

2022 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in New Jersey

17 Colleges in New Jersey
814 Fine Arts Degrees Awarded
$26,077 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you pursue a degree in fine and studio arts, you won't be alone. The field of study is the #29 most popular program in the country. This means there are lots of options to choose from when you decide to get your degree.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 17 schools in New Jersey to determine which ones were the best for fine and studio arts students pursuing a degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 814 degrees in fine and studio arts during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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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

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

Any student who is interested in fine and studio arts has to check out The College of New Jersey. Located in the large suburb of Ewing, TCNJ is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #88 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means TCNJ is a great college overall.

There were roughly 88 fine and studio arts students who graduated with this degree at TCNJ in the most recent year we have data available. Fine & Studio Arts degree recipients from The College of New Jersey receive an earnings boost of approximately $6,723 over the typical income of fine and studio arts majors.

More information about a degree in fine and studio arts from The College of New Jersey

#2

County College of Morris

Randolph, NJ
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In NJ
52 Fine Arts Degrees Awarded

Any student pursuing a degree in fine and studio arts needs to check out County College of Morris. Located in the suburb of Randolph, County College of Morris is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. This college ranks 26th out of 49 schools for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were approximately 52 fine and studio arts students who graduated with this degree at County College of Morris in the most recent year we have data available.

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

Every student pursuing a degree in fine and studio arts needs to check out Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Rutgers New Brunswick is a very large public university located in the city of New Brunswick. A Best Schools rank of #153 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Rutgers New Brunswick is a great university overall.

There were approximately 92 fine and studio arts students who graduated with this degree at Rutgers New Brunswick in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the fine and studio arts degree program at Rutgers University - New Brunswick earn $3,223 above the typical college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#4

Rowan University

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

It's hard to beat Rowan University if you want to pursue a degree in fine and studio arts. Located in the suburb of Glassboro, Rowan is a public university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #323 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Rowan is a great university overall.

There were roughly 55 fine and studio arts students who graduated with this degree at Rowan in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates who receive their degree from the Fine Arts program make about $26,800 for their early career.

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#5

Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
66 Fine Arts Degrees Awarded

Montclair State is a very large public university located in the large suburb of Montclair. A Best Schools rank of #319 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Montclair State is a great university overall.

There were roughly 66 fine and studio arts students who graduated with this degree at Montclair State in the most recent data year. Graduates who receive their degree from the Fine Arts program make an average of $18,900 in the first couple years of their career.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$25,456 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of Newark, Rutgers Newark is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #255 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Rutgers Newark is a great university overall.

There were about 30 fine and studio arts students who graduated with this degree at Rutgers Newark in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the fine and studio arts major at Rutgers University - Newark get $3,223 more than the standard college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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Rutgers Camden is a medium-sized public university located in the small city of Camden. This university ranks 22nd out of 49 schools for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were approximately 29 fine and studio arts students who graduated with this degree at Rutgers Camden in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the fine and studio arts program at Rutgers University - Camden make $3,223 more than the typical college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#8

Stockton University

Galloway, NJ
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$21,617 Median Student Debt

Stockton State is a medium-sized public university located in the suburb of Galloway. A Best Schools rank of #503 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Stockton State is a great university overall.

There were approximately 23 fine and studio arts students who graduated with this degree at Stockton State in the most recent data year. Students who receive their degree from the Fine Arts program earn around $25,600 for their early career.

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

William Paterson University is a medium-sized public university located in the suburb of Wayne. This university ranks 25th out of 49 colleges for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were roughly 54 fine and studio arts students who graduated with this degree at William Paterson University in the most recent data year. Students who receive their degree from the Fine Arts program earn about $26,000 in the first couple years of working.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In NJ
46 Fine Arts Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Jersey City, HCCC is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. This college ranks 39th out of 49 colleges for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were roughly 46 fine and studio arts students who graduated with this degree at HCCC in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in fine and studio arts from Hudson County Community College

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
New York 324 3,539
Pennsylvania 318 1,342
Maryland 275 742
District of Columbia 183 148
Delaware 163 66

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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 447
Fine Arts 172
Art History 70
Other Fine Arts & Art Studies 66
Intermedia/Multimedia 49
Sculpture 10

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Majors Similar to Fine Arts

Related Major Annual Graduates
Music 672
Design & Applied Arts 584
Drama & Theater Arts 241
General Visual & Performing Arts 170
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 127
Dance 98
Arts & Media Management 19

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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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