2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Art & Design Degrees

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These 25 online schools offer the most affordable art and design degrees. All schools on this list have tuitions under $16,000. With options at the associate, bachelor's, master's, and certificate levels, these schools are excellent choices for students pursuing online degrees in art and design. These degrees span a variety of art specializations including web design, graphic design, music, and fashion design and merchandising. Our most affordable school, University of West Georgia, offers an online Master of Music in Music Education for only $4,155 per year.

All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online art and design degrees at the associate level or higher. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Art & Design Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 University of West Georgia Annual Tuition $4,155 Art & Design Degrees: No Longer Available.
#2 #2 Eastern Illinois University Annual Tuition $4,979 Art & Design Degrees: Master's
#3 #3 Southeastern Technical College Annual Tuition $5,116 Art & Design Degrees: Associate and Certificate
#4 #4 University of South Dakota Annual Tuition $6,630 Art & Design Degrees: Master's
#5 #5 University of Valley Forge Annual Tuition $7,225 Art & Design Degrees: Master's
#6 #6 Valley City State University Annual Tuition $7,639 Art & Design Degrees: Bachelor's
#7 #7 Brigham Young University-Idaho Annual Tuition $7,660 Art & Design Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Certificate
#8 #8 Stephen F. Austin State University Annual Tuition $8,662 Art & Design Degrees: Master's
#9 #9 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Annual Tuition $8,847 Art & Design Degrees: Master's
#10 #10 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600 Art & Design Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's
#11 #11 University of North Texas Annual Tuition $11,198 Art & Design Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#12 #12 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Annual Tuition $11,412 Art & Design Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#13 #13 Rowan University Annual Tuition $11,680 Art & Design Degrees: Master's
#14 #14 Liberty University Online Annual Tuition $11,700 Art & Design Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#15 #15 Rasmussen College Online Annual Tuition $11,765 Art & Design Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#16 #16 University of Advancing Technology Annual Tuition $12,200 Art & Design Degrees: Bachelor's
#17 #17 Midway University Annual Tuition $12,450 Art & Design Degrees: Bachelor's
#18 #18 Bellevue University Annual Tuition $13,120 Art & Design Degrees: Bachelor's
#19 #19 Hodges University Annual Tuition $13,200 Art & Design Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#20 #20 Lesley University Annual Tuition $13,500 Art & Design Degrees: Bachelor's
#21 #21 Full Sail University Annual Tuition $13,800 Art & Design Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#22 #22 University of Maryland University College Annual Tuition $14,970 Art & Design Degrees: Bachelor's
#23 #23 Herzing University Annual Tuition $15,070 Art & Design Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#24 #24 University of Denver Annual Tuition $15,072 Art & Design Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#25 #25 Champlain College Annual Tuition $15,395 Art & Design Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Certificate

Most Affordable Art & Design College Details

For each school ranked above, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' art & design programs. Explore art & design class offerings, degrees offered, and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $4,155
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NASAD
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,979
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and NASAD
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,116
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and COE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,630
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and NASAD
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,225
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,639
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
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  • Annual Tuition: $8,847
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and NASAD
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
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  • Annual Tuition: $11,198
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NASAD
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
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  • Annual Tuition: $11,412
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and NASAD
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
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  • Annual Tuition: $11,680
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and NASAD
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
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  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 22%
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  • Annual Tuition: $12,200
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and ACICS
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
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  • Annual Tuition: $12,450
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
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  • Annual Tuition: $13,120
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
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  • Annual Tuition: $13,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
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  • Annual Tuition: $13,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE and NASAD
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
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  • Annual Tuition: $14,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
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  • Annual Tuition: $15,072
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and NASAD
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
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  • Annual Tuition: $15,395
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
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