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Schools Offering Art Programs in Ohio

Approximately 0.7% of graduates in of Ohio receive art degrees every year. Thus, Ohio's 73 art schools put out approximately 2,451 artists each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Ohio that has a art program is Ohio State University-Main Campus. Ohio State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 14th in the country in 2010, is located in Columbus. In 2010, Ohio State University-Main Campus graduated 216 students from its art program. Students at Ohio State University-Main Campus paid $9,420 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Ohio that has a art program is Oberlin College. Oberlin College, which was ranked 19th in the country in 2010, is located in Oberlin. In 2010, 31 students graduated from Oberlin College art program. Tuition at Oberlin College was $41,577 per year.

The third-ranked school in Ohio with a art program is Kenyon College, which is located in Gambier. In 2010, it was ranked 21st nationwide. 27 students graduated with degree in art from Kenyon College in 2010. Kenyon College charged in-state students $40,900 in tuition fees per year.


Art schools in Ohio, charge students an average tuition of $18,115 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $41,577 per year, or as little as $1,735 per year. In 2010, the following Ohio art schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Oberlin College - located in Oberlin, students are charged $41,577 per year
  2. Kenyon College - located in Gambier, students are charged $40,900 per year
  3. Denison University - located in Granville, students are charged $38,220 per year

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

  1. Sinclair Community College - located in Dayton, students are charged $1,735 per year
  2. Cuyahoga Community College District - located in Cleveland, students are charged $2,537 per year
  3. Lakeland Community College - located in Willoughby, students are charged $2,916 per year

An art degree from an Ohio school... what next?

The highest percentage of art graduates in Ohio pursue careers as an artist. If you decide to work as an artist in Ohio, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 220 Ohio artists as of 2010. In Ohio, the largest numbers of artists work in the following counties:

  1. Dearborn County - 90 artists
  2. Delaware County - 50 artists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of artists is expected to grow by 3% by 2018. There are projected to be 580 artists working in the Ohio then.


On average, artists earn $46,690 per year. But, salaries for artists can vary. In 2010, artists made as little as less than $26,780 per year or as much as more than $86,510 per year in Ohio. On average an artist earns the most in the following Ohio counties:

  1. Dearborn County - $53,490 per year
  2. Delaware County - $47,990 per year

On average, artists earns the least in the following Ohio counties:

  1. Delaware County - $47,990 per year
  2. Dearborn County - $53,490 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in art in Ohio 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 Ohio
  • Bachelor's Degree in Art in Ohio
  • Master's Degree in Art in Ohio
  • Doctoral Degree in Art in Ohio
  • Certificate in Art in Ohio

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Multimedia Artists and Animators 480 $57,230 -32.4%
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 220 $46,690 -4.3%
Artists and Related Workers, All Other 220 $42,120 29.4%
Craft Artists 150 $29,570 15.4%

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