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2020 Best Colleges for Fine & Studio Arts in Louisiana

Fine & Studio Arts is a popular major and Louisiana is the 28th most popular state for students studying this major. 358 of the 41,431 Fine & Studio Arts diplomas earned last year were given by colleges in Louisiana. With so many choices it can be a challenge finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Fine & Studio Arts in Louisiana ranking analyzed 8 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in fine and studio arts. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 1 colleges for Fine & Studio Arts students in Louisiana.

Choosing a Great Fine & Studio Arts School

Best Colleges for Fine & Studio Arts in Louisiana 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. Recent fine and studio arts graduates from Louisiana colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $20,075 in 2017-2018.

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 Louisiana.

Best Schools to Study Fine & Studio Arts in Louisiana

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

Best Fine Arts Colleges in Louisiana

Every student who is interested in fine and studio arts needs to look into Tulane University of Louisiana. Tulane is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New Orleans.

For those interested in something more advanced, Tulane also offers 2 different higher degree levels in fine and studio arts, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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Every student pursuing a degree in fine and studio arts has to take a look at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. Located in the city Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University is a public college with a very large student population.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, Louisiana State University also offers a Master's Degree in fine and studio arts. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College fine and studio arts majors earn $4,525 more than the typical Fine Arts student.

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette is among your top options if you're planning on studying fine and studio arts. Located in the city Lafayette, UL Lafayette is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, Fine Arts students generally earn around $18,700 at the beginning of their careers.

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University of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

University of New Orleans is a great option for individuals interested in a Fine & Studio Arts degree. UNO is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of New Orleans.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, UNO also offers a Master's Degree in fine and studio arts. Soon after graduation, Fine Arts students usually make about $15,500 in the first five years of their career.

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McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA

Located in the small city Lake Charles, McNeese is a public college with a medium-sized student population.More…

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Located in the city Hammond, Southeastern is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After getting their bachelor's degree, Fine Arts students usually earn about $21,500 in their early careers.

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Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, LA

Located in the city Thibodaux, Nicholls State University is a public school with a medium-sized student population.More…

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Located in the town Natchitoches, NSU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, NSU offers a Master's Degree in fine and studio arts.

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Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 300 926
Florida 291 1,358
Virginia 289 767
North Carolina 286 773
Tennessee 266 472
Kentucky 257 414
South Carolina 254 366
Alabama 250 400
Arkansas 249 214
Mississippi 239 171
West Virginia 222 170

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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