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2023 Best Colleges for Painting

There are about 2,175 students enrolled in Painting in the USA.

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popularity

Not Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

679

Vs. National Avg.

-96%

popularity Rank

#319

cost

Somewhat Expensive

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$35K

Vs. National Avg.

43%

cost Rank

#66

salary

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$41K

Vs. National Avg.

3%

salary Rank

#225

professors

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-1%

professors Rank

#275

students

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

10%

students Rank

#77

SUMMARY

A degree in Painting is a valuable choice and generally a needed first step for scholars endeavoring to enter a career as a gallery manager, a store planner, or an art director. Interestingly, painting is a very rare major ranking as the 267th most popular degree. Last academic year alone, there were 568 painting diplomas received. In-state tuition for painting at private colleges is, on average, 3.6 times more costly than their public rivals.

With just 76 schools offering painting you might have a more finite list of the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you are hoping to surround yourself with other painting majors, consider looking at colleges in New York which have more students admitted to painting than any other state. less precisely, the best region to pursue painting is in the Mid East region with Maryland Institute College of Art, Pratt Institute-Main, and SUNY at Purchase College best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the best conference to study painting is the Atlantic 10 Conference with Virginia Commonwealth University representing the conference. From our comprehensive list on the best colleges, our selection for the best school for painting is Boston University.

The objectively 'best' school does not have to be the 'best' school for you. There can be lots of perspectives to consider when choosing ​university. Features such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food would refashion your inclinations on where to go to university. Here at authority.org, we evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which painting school boasts the best campus, the answer is Boston University. If you are mostly interested in which university has the best campus, then we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more so we can evaluate every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our well researched list for the schools with the best student life&nbspand our pick of the university with the best student life for painting is University of Washington-Seattle Campus. Are you curious why? Keep reading to learn more about Authority's top recommendations. Some of our conclusions will probably surprise you.

If expense is a primary deciding factor in your decision on where to go to school, you might consider avoiding Boston University. Boston University&nbspis our most expensive university for painting, at least regarding out of state attendance. That being said, we have a list of the most expensive&nbspcolleges that might put the cost at Boston University&nbspinto perspective. You may also want to know that painting is the 162nd most expensive degree in the nation, with an average associated cost of $32,900. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for painting in the nation is Rhode Island demonstrated by a cost of $51,800 at the main college in the state Rhode Island School of Design. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region of the country for painting is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for painting is the Southwest region which is represented by University of Houston with a cost of $20,747. On the bright side, the most affordable university for painting is Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German. Authority's full list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state learners can expect to pay around $10,800 for a degree in painting. That cost grows by a lot to an average of $24,900 for an out-of-state public-school student. Our pick for the university constituting the best value for painting: Boston University. On this page you will find our comprehensive list about the colleges we believe to be the best value&nbspoverall. That being said, this discussion is based on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for painting majors range widely, but two years after leaving college students will regularly make around $48,900. There is much variation in earnings; highest paid earners can experience pay up to $90,000. Right out of college, the lowest earning positions within the painting field make $27,000, which could be worse. The top earning grads from painting come from Boston University&nbspand if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The overall diversity of painting stands decent, falling in the 67th percentile of all majors. The school with the most composite diversity for painting is Brigham Young University-Hawaii&nbspand here you can find our general list of the universities which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Painting major only ranks within the 51st percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, in the 62nd percentile. White students make up the largest proportion at 57% of scholars majoring in painting. Additionally, 70% of scholars pursuing a painting degree are women.

The median ranking for painting professors is 3.8 stars, a rating that is 5% lower than the median score across every major; which is a subpar ranking. If you want to find the most popular painting instructor in the country, take a look at Beth Baronian at Savannah College of Art and Design. It may come as a surprise, but the highest ranked instructors for painting according to students are at Savannah College of Art and Design. If we consider information other than just rankings it becomes clear that the school possessing comprehensively the best professors for painting is Boston University. One can find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as some of the best instructors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for painting is College of the Ozarks. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we have a general list of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we do hope you understand that looking at academics with a lens primarily built on superlatives can cause issues. We encourage you to read our other pages on different universities and read a few of our helpful background pages on beneficial things to look out for as your college search continues.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Painting

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

Boston University

Boston, MA | www.bu.edu/

20%

Acceptance

42,047

Students

#35

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA | www.washington.edu/

56%

Acceptance

56,554

Students

#108

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO | www.wustl.edu/

16%

Acceptance

17,893

Students

#18

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

Rice University

Houston, TX | www.rice.edu/

11%

Acceptance

8,005

Students

#22

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX | www.tcu.edu/

48%

Acceptance

11,506

Students

#119

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL | www.miami.edu/

33%

Acceptance

19,971

Students

#73

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

Harding University

Searcy, AR | www.harding.edu/

55%

Acceptance

5,204

Students

#297

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI | www.risd.edu/

27%

Acceptance

2,557

Students

#92

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL | www.illinois.edu/

63%

Acceptance

57,324

Students

#125

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

Mississippi College

Clinton, MS | www.mc.edu/

29%

Acceptance

5,425

Students

#409

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

A

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

University of Houston

Houston, TX | www.uh.edu/

63%

Acceptance

51,217

Students

#330

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA | www.temple.edu/

71%

Acceptance

42,075

Students

#303

Ranking

$30K

Tuition

A

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

Drake University

Des Moines, IA | www.drake.edu/

68%

Acceptance

5,504

Students

#250

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout, MO | www.cofo.edu/

14%

Acceptance

1,750

Students

#162

Ranking

$20K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY | https://www.syracuse.edu/

69%

Acceptance

38,868

Students

#140

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

Providence College

Providence, RI | www.providence.edu/

54%

Acceptance

5,254

Students

#124

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR | https://www.uoregon.edu/

84%

Acceptance

24,381

Students

#393

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA | https://www.vcu.edu/

91%

Acceptance

32,628

Students

#606

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

D+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

Kent State University at Kent

Kent, OH | www.kent.edu/

84%

Acceptance

32,341

Students

#1727

Ranking

$20K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI | www.oakland.edu/

81%

Acceptance

22,230

Students

#1202

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

A

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

University of Dallas

Irving, TX | www.udallas.edu/

54%

Acceptance

2,894

Students

#294

Ranking

$45K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion

Marion, IN | https://www.indwes.edu/

91%

Acceptance

3,294

Students

#1133

Ranking

$28K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ | https://nau.edu/

82%

Acceptance

34,290

Students

#959

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

B

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

Marywood University

Scranton, PA | www.marywood.edu/

82%

Acceptance

2,976

Students

#735

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Painting

Savannah College of Art and Design

Savannah, GA | www.scad.edu/

78%

Acceptance

16,748

Students

#380

Ranking

$38K

Tuition

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