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2020 Best Colleges for Fine & Studio Arts in West Virginia

Fine & Studio Arts is a popular major and West Virginia is the 40th most popular state for students studying this major. 170 of the 41,431 Fine & Studio Arts degrees awarded last year were given by schools in West Virginia. With so many options it can be difficult finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Fine & Studio Arts in West Virginia 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 West Virginia.

Choosing a Great Fine & Studio Arts School

Best Colleges for Fine & Studio Arts in West Virginia 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 colleges on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. A fine and studio arts bachelors degree from a college in West Virginia helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $20,600 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 colleges for Fine & Studio Arts students in West Virginia.

Best Schools to Study Fine & Studio Arts in West Virginia

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

Best Fine Arts Colleges in West Virginia


West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

It's hard to beat West Virginia University if you wish to study fine and studio arts. WVU is a very large public school located in the small city of Morgantown.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, WVU also offers a Master's Degree in fine and studio arts. Soon after graduation, Fine Arts students usually earn around $18,900 in their early careers.


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Marshall University

Huntington, WV

Marshall University is among your best bets if you want to study fine and studio arts. Marshall University is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Huntington.

Students who complete this program report average early career wages of $17,800.


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Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV

Shepherd University is a wonderful option for individuals pursuing a Fine & Studio Arts degree. Shepherd University is a small public school located in the fringe town of Shepherdstown.

Fine & Studio Arts graduates from Shepherd University get a earnings boost of approximately $4,500 over the typical income of fine and studio arts graduates.


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Fairmont State University is a wonderful decision for students interested in a Fine & Studio Arts degree. Located in the town Fairmont, Fairmont State is a public school with a small student population.More…

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Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools 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
Louisiana 254 358
Alabama 250 400
Arkansas 249 214
Mississippi 239 171

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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