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

2 Colleges
695 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,952 Avg Cost*

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

Best Visual & Performing Arts Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Rhode IslandOut of the majors we analyze each year, visual and performing arts was ranked 4th in Rhode Island. In fact, 695 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.7% of all the visual and performing arts bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Visual & Performing Arts Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Rhode Island ranking analyzed 2 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Visual & Performing Arts Schools for Non-Traditional Students list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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

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

University of Rhode Island has taken the #1 spot in this year's visual and performing arts ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the large suburb of Kingston, URI is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at URI, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts in Rhode Island ranking.

The student loan default rate at URI is lower than is typical, just 4.4% of students default in three years. Approximately 3,055 students take at least one class online at URI. There are roughly 3,456 part time students in attendance at URI. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Rhode Island College

Providence, RI

Our rankings recognize Rhode Island College as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Providence, RIC is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. RIC not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts in Rhode Island list.

The student loan default rate at RIC is lower than is typical, just 7.3% of students default in three years. There are approximately 253 students at RIC that take at least one class online. 2,402 of RIC students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Visual & Performing Arts Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best Visual & Performing Arts Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 483
Maine 245
Massachusetts 4,413
New Hampshire 674
Connecticut 1,130

Visual & Performing Arts Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Fine & Studio Arts 364
Design & Applied Arts 263
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 102
Drama & Theater Arts 94
Music 79

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 1,183
English Language & Literature 360
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 248
Philosophy & Religious Studies 73
Theology & Religious Vocations 5

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 2 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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