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2021 Best Visual & Performing Arts Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Maryland

6 Colleges
1,416 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,909 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Visual & Performing Arts Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Visual & Performing Arts Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in MarylandIn 2018-2019, visual and performing arts students earned 1,416 bachelor's degrees from a Maryland school, making the subject the 9th in the state. This means that of the 94,501 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.5% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Visual & Performing Arts Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Maryland ranking, we looked at 6 colleges that offer a bachelor's in visual and performing arts. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality visual and performing arts programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the visual and performing arts program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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The visual and performing arts school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Visual & Performing Arts Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

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2021 Best Visual & Performing Arts Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Maryland

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying visual and performing arts.

Best Visual & Performing Arts Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Towson University

Towson, MD

Towson University tops the 2021 list of our schools in Maryland that are best for non-traditional visual and performing arts students. Towson is a fairly large public school located in the city of Towson. Towson did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts in Maryland list.

About 3.5% of Towson students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 3,895 students take at least one class online at Towson. 4,538 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize University of Maryland - College Park as the #2 school in this year's rankings. UMCP is a very large public school located in the large suburb of College Park. UMCP not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts in Maryland list.

The student loan default rate at UMCP is lower than is typical, just 2.3% of students default in three years. Approximately 4,138 students take at least one class online at UMCP. About 4,597 of the students at UMCP are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Maryland - Baltimore County earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. UMBC is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Baltimore. UMBC not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts in Maryland list.

The student loan default rate at UMBC is lower than is typical, just 4.2% of students default in three years. Approximately 822 students take at least one class online at UMBC. 2,939 students are part time.

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#4

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best visual and performing arts schools for non-traditional students. Johns Hopkins is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Baltimore. Johns Hopkins also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts in Maryland rankings.

The student loan default rate at Johns Hopkins is lower than is typical, just 1.1% of students default in three years. 8,722 students at Johns Hopkins are exclusively online. 11,552 of Johns Hopkins students are attending part time.

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#5

Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

Our rankings recognize Salisbury University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small suburb of Salisbury, Salisbury is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Salisbury, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts in Maryland ranking.

The student loan default rate at Salisbury is lower than is typical, just 3.3% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,259 students take at least one class online at Salisbury. 970 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#6

Stevenson University

Stevenson, MD

Stevenson University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the rural area of Stevenson, Stevenson is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Stevenson not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts in Maryland list.

The student loan default rate at Stevenson is lower than is typical, just 6.3% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,233 students take at least one class online at Stevenson. There are roughly 815 part time students in attendance at Stevenson. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Visual & Performing Arts Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Visual & Performing Arts Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 4,394
New York 10,796
New Jersey 1,994
Delaware 123
District of Columbia 334

Visual & Performing Arts Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Fine & Studio Arts 742
Design & Applied Arts 551
Music 408
Drama & Theater Arts 156
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 119

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 9,101
English Language & Literature 1,000
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 417
Theology & Religious Vocations 246
Philosophy & Religious Studies 195

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 6 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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