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Schools Offering Art Programs in Minnesota


Each year, approximately 0.8% of Minnesota graduates receive degrees in art. In other words, every year an estimated 1,548 artists graduate from Minnesota's 53 art schools.

Top Schools

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a art program. It is located in Minneapolis. 183 students graduated with a degree in art from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010. Tuition at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was $12,288 per year.

The second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a art program is Carleton College. Carleton College, which was ranked 17th in the country in 2010, is located in Northfield. In 2010, 27 students graduated from Carleton College art program. The tuition rate at Carleton College was $41,304 per year.

Macalester College, which was ranked 17th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Minnesota that has a art program. It is located in Saint Paul. 9 students graduated with degree in art from Macalester College in 2010. The tuition rate at Macalester College was $40,046 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Minnesota's art schools ranges from $41,304 per year to $4,551 per year. But, the average tuition is $16,336 per year. In 2010, the following Minnesota art schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Carleton College - located in Northfield, students are charged $41,304 per year
  2. Macalester College - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $40,046 per year
  3. St. Olaf College - located in Northfield, students are charged $36,800 per year

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

  1. Anoka-Ramsey Community College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $4,551 per year
  2. Lake Superior College - located in Duluth, students are charged $4,608 per year
  3. Hennepin Technical College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $4,630 per year

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

Most people who graduate from art school in Minnesota go on to work as an artist. If you decide to work as an artist in Minnesota, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 250 Minnesota artists as of 2010. The largest populations of Minnesota artists are working in the following counties:

  1. Anoka County - 180 artists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of artists is expected to grow by 4% by 2018. There are projected to be 620 artists working in the Minnesota then.

Salary

An artist in Minnesota makes an average of $44,970 per year. However, this number is only an average. artists in Minnesota had varying salaries from $25,550 to $60,050 per year in 2010. The following counties in Minnesota have the highest average salaries for artists:

  1. Anoka County - $44,790 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Minnesota statistics regarding a career in art. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as animation or art.

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

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

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Curious what studying Art gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Multimedia Artists and Animators 770 $51,160 18.5%
2
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 250 $44,970 -7.4%
3
Artists and Related Workers, All Other 180 $37,010
4
Craft Artists 90 $34,600 12.5%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are art related jobs in Minnesota