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2020 Best Colleges for Fine & Studio Arts in Rhode Island

Fine & Studio Arts is a popular major and Rhode Island is the 29th most popular state for students studying this major. 331 of the 41,431 Fine & Studio Arts diplomas awarded last year were given by schools in Rhode Island. With so many choices it can be a challenge finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Fine & Studio Arts in Rhode Island ranking analyzed 4 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in fine and studio arts. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 colleges for Fine & Studio Arts students in Rhode Island.

Choosing a Great Fine & Studio Arts School

Best Colleges for Fine & Studio Arts in Rhode Island Your choice of fine and studio arts school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Quality Overall is Important

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Graduates Earn More After College

Fine & Studio Arts graduates from schools on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. A fine and studio arts bachelors degree from a school in Rhode Island helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $25,125 a couple years later.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Fine & Studio Arts students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other fine and studio arts students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized fine and studio arts related accrediting body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Fine & Studio Arts students in Rhode Island.

Best Schools to Study Fine & Studio Arts in Rhode Island

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study fine and studio arts.

Best Fine Arts Colleges in Rhode Island

Every student who is interested in fine and studio arts has to check out Rhode Island School of Design. Located in the midsize city Providence, RISD is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Students who complete this degree state that they receive average early career earnings of $20,400.

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Brown University

Providence, RI

Any student pursuing a degree in fine and studio arts has to check out Brown University. Located in the midsize city Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

Brown University fine and studio arts students earn $6,675 more than the average Fine Arts student.

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Every student pursuing a degree in fine and studio arts has to look into University of Rhode Island. URI is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Kingston.

Graduates of the Fine Arts program make an average of $24,300 for their early career.

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Rhode Island College

Providence, RI

It's difficult to beat Rhode Island College if you wish to study fine and studio arts. Located in the large suburb Providence, RIC is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Graduates of the Fine Arts program state that they receive average early career income of $24,000.

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Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges in the New England Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 311 1,182
Connecticut 250 506
New Hampshire 222 163
Maine 213 186
Vermont 195 141

One of 9 majors within the Visual & Performing Arts area of study, Fine & Studio Arts has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Design & Applied Arts 37,428
Music 27,188
Drama & Theater Arts 17,242
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 16,684
General Visual & Performing Arts 5,302

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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.

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