50 U.S. Colleges Where Art Programs Abound

50 U.S. Colleges Where Art Programs Abound

For students who have a high school degree and want to further their studies in any aspect of the creative or performing arts, degree programs exist from Maine to Florida and New York to California. In fact, the number of post-secondary schools offering intensive arts programs from which to choose can be almost overwhelming. Programs include these areas of study:

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College Rank College Name #Programs Tuition Total Enrollment City State
1 New York University 28 $39,344 50,444 New York New York
2 Suffolk University 20 $29,778 10,433 Boston Massachusetts
3 Northwestern University 20 $41,592 23,634 Evanston Illinois
4 University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth 19 $1,417 10,663 North Dartmouth Massachusetts
5 Lindenwood University 19 $13,650 17,309 Saint Charles Missouri
6 Indiana University-Bloomington 18 $8,433 47,743 Bloomington Indiana
7 Massachusetts College of Art and Design 18 $9,700 3,292 Boston Massachusetts
8 The University of Texas at El Paso 17 $5,341 26,232 El Paso Texas
9 University of Iowa 17 $6,436 33,952 Iowa City Iowa
10 Southern Illinois University Carbondale 17 $7,337 22,814 Carbondale Illinois
11 University of Southern California 17 $42,162 40,515 Los Angeles California
12 Florida State University 16 $3,100 45,876 Tallahassee Florida
13 SUNY College at Buffalo 16 $5,270 15,142 Buffalo New York
14 Bradley University 16 $26,400 6,206 Peoria Illinois
15 Westminster College New Wilmington 16 $26,712 1,690 New Wilmington Pennsylvania
16 Seton Hill University 16 $27,654 3,126 Greensburg Pennsylvania
17 University of Georgia 15 $6,676 38,822 Athens Georgia
18 University of Oregon 15 $7,551 27,078 Eugene Oregon
19 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 15 $11,650 64,349 Minneapolis Minnesota
20 Bethany College KS 15 $22,954 1,020 Lindsborg Kansas
21 Maryland Institute College of Art 15 $36,170 2,639 Baltimore Maryland
22 University of Colorado Boulder 14 $7,672 36,946 Boulder Colorado
23 University of Arizona 14 $8,364 42,779 Tucson Arizona
24 University of Wisconsin-Madison 14 $8,592 46,756 Madison Wisconsin
25 Arizona State University 14 $9,208 79,274 Tempe Arizona
26 University of South Carolina-Columbia 14 $9,768 33,503 Columbia South Carolina
27 Point Loma Nazarene University 14 $27,700 4,330 San Diego California
28 School of the Art Institute of Chicago 14 $36,930 3,599 Chicago Illinois
29 Cornell University 14 $41,325 21,437 Ithaca New York
30 Yale University 14 $40,500 12,893 New Haven Connecticut
31 Columbia University 14 #N/A 27,257 New York New York
32 University of North Texas 13 $5,884 44,140 Denton Texas
33 Northern Arizona University 13 $6,514 28,561 Flagstaff Arizona
34 Western Washington University 13 $6,973 16,778 Bellingham Washington
35 Northern Illinois University 13 $7,605 27,287 Dekalb Illinois
36 University of Kansas 13 $7,611 32,343 Lawrence Kansas
37 Ohio State University-Main Campus 13 $8,856 64,425 Columbus Ohio
38 University of Washington-Seattle Campus 13 $9,746 49,554 Seattle Washington
39 University of California-Davis 13 $11,220 33,786 Davis California
40 University of California-Los Angeles 13 $11,220 40,863 Los Angeles California
41 Temple University 13 $13,006 42,688 Philadelphia Pennsylvania
42 Marywood University 13 $27,000 4,048 Scranton Pennsylvania
43 Savannah College of Art and Design 13 $30,510 11,379 Savannah Georgia
44 Syracuse University 13 $36,300 31,780 Syracuse New York
45 University of Miami 13 $38,440 17,797 Coral Gables Florida
46 Stanford University 13 $40,050 22,026 Stanford California
47 Carnegie Mellon University 13 $43,160 12,175 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
48 University of Maine 12 $8,370 13,369 Orono Maine
49 University of California-San Diego 12 $11,220 31,089 La Jolla California
50 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 12 $11,847 47,146 Champaign Illinois