Art in Connecticut

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Schools Offering Art Programs in Connecticut

Each year, approximately 0.9% of Connecticut graduates receive degrees in art. That means an estimated 764 artists graduate from Connecticut's 31 art schools each year.

Top Schools

Yale University, which was ranked 2nd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Connecticut that has a art program. It is located in New Haven. In 2010, 138 students graduated from Yale University's art program. Yale University charged in-state students $38,300 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Connecticut with a art program is Wesleyan University, which is located in Middletown. In 2010, it was ranked 16th nationwide. In 2010, 23 students graduated from Wesleyan University art program. Tuition at Wesleyan University was $42,084 per year.

The third-ranked school in Connecticut with a art program is University of Connecticut, which is located in Storrs Mansfield. In 2010, it was ranked 19th nationwide. In 2010, 58 students graduated from University of Connecticut art program. Students at University of Connecticut paid $10,416 per year in tuition fees.


Art schools in Connecticut, charge students an average tuition of $15,623 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $42,420 per year, or as little as $3,386 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Connecticut art schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Trinity College - located in Hartford, students are charged $42,420 per year
  2. Wesleyan University - located in Middletown, students are charged $42,084 per year
  3. Fairfield University - located in Fairfield, students are charged $39,040 per year

The art schools in Connecticut that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Three Rivers Community College - located in Norwich, students are charged $3,386 per year
  2. Norwalk Community College - located in Norwalk, students are charged $3,386 per year
  3. Gateway Community College - located in New Haven, students are charged $3,406 per year

An art degree from a Connecticut school... what next?

A large number of Connecticut art graduates become artists. 100 artists were working in Connecticut in 2010. The Connecticut counties with the largest populations of artists are:

  1. Fairfield County - 60 artists


An artist in Connecticut makes an average of $62,120 per year. But, salaries for artists can vary. In 2010, artists made as little as less than $31,490 per year or as much as more than $85,240 per year in Connecticut. On average an artist earns the most in the following Connecticut counties:

  1. Fairfield County - $56,620 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in art in Connecticut and to compare salaries with various related fields such as animation or art, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Art in Connecticut
  • Bachelor's Degree in Art in Connecticut
  • Master's Degree in Art in Connecticut
  • Doctoral Degree in Art in Connecticut
  • Certificate in Art in Connecticut

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,316 miles from location University of Connecticut Storrs Mansfield CT 81.1342 29% 25,029
5,341 miles from location Central Connecticut State University New Britain CT 61.3421 35% 12,461
5,345 miles from location Southern Connecticut State University New Haven CT 26.7526 31% 11,815
5,344 miles from location Yale University New Haven CT 98.1624 68% 11,593
5,333 miles from location Manchester Community College Manchester CT 9.89282 n/a 7,366
5,340 miles from location University of Hartford W Hartford CT 29.8145 15% 7,212
5,343 miles from location Gateway Community College New Haven CT 8.87725 n/a 6,847
5,354 miles from location Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury CT 8.54755 n/a 6,725
5,368 miles from location Norwalk Community College Norwalk CT 9.78902 n/a 6,685
5,371 miles from location Western Connecticut State University Danbury CT 56.3583 39% 6,617
5,358 miles from location Sacred Heart University Bridgeport CT 30.6854 20% 6,023
5,345 miles from location University of New Haven West Haven CT 58.8755 34% 5,770
5,313 miles from location Eastern Connecticut State University Willimantic CT 28.5665 42% 5,610
5,355 miles from location Housatonic Community College Bridgeport CT 7.60466 n/a 5,609
5,355 miles from location University of Bridgeport Bridgeport CT 46.4473 10% 5,103
5,358 miles from location Fairfield University Fairfield CT 72.6181 17% 5,074
5,305 miles from location Three Rivers Community College Norwich CT 9.14921 n/a 4,561
5,345 miles from location Tunxis Community College Farmington CT 8.99111 n/a 4,496
5,337 miles from location Capital Community College Hartford CT 7.14867 n/a 4,280
5,333 miles from location Wesleyan University Middletown CT 83.6527 32% 3,148
5,331 miles from location Middlesex Community College Middletown CT 6.54757 n/a 2,914
5,338 miles from location Trinity College Hartford CT 77.2966 31% 2,438
5,298 miles from location Quinebaug Valley Community College Danielson CT 10.6065 n/a 2,110
5,344 miles from location Albertus Magnus College New Haven CT 48.4967 27% 2,023
5,340 miles from location Saint Joseph College W Hartford CT 22.9571 19% 1,935
5,303 miles from location Connecticut College New London CT 37.5239 29% 1,911
5,335 miles from location Asnuntuck Community College Enfield CT 13.8169 n/a 1,808
5,359 miles from location Northwestern Connecticut Community College Winsted CT 8.5783 n/a 1,711
5,301 miles from location Mitchell College New London CT 15.4544 n/a 961
5,345 miles from location Paier College of Art Inc Hamden CT 24.0661 n/a 227
5,313 miles from location Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Old Lyme CT 63.6175 22% 97

Curious what studying Art gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Connecticut

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Multimedia Artists and Animators + 310 $62,410 29.2%
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators + 100 $62,120 25.0%
Artists and Related Workers, All Other + 50 $68,440 -58.3%

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