Fine Arts

Ranked in 2012 | Fine Arts Rankings Methodology

For artists, earning an M.F.A. demonstrates advanced abilities in an art specialty field, such as graphic design, painting and drawing, or visual communications. These are the top graduate schools for fine arts.

Rank School name Score
#197 Fort Hays State University

Hays, KS

2.1
#82 George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

2.9
#127 George Washington University

Washington, DC

2.6
#187 Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA

2.2
#127 Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

2.6
#187 Goddard College

Plainfield, VT

2.2
#45 Herron School of Art & Design

Indianapolis, IN

3.3
#145 Howard University

Washington, DC

2.5
#153 Idaho State University

Pocatello, ID

2.4
#127 Illinois State University

Normal, IL

2.6
#127 Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN

2.6
#127 Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana, PA

2.6
#36 Indiana University—​Bloomington (Hope)

Bloomington, IN

3.4
#93 Iowa State University

Ames, IA

2.8
#93 James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

2.8
Rank Not Published John F. Kennedy University

Pleasant Hill, CA

N/A
Rank Not Published Johnson State College

Johnson, VT

N/A
#114 Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

2.7
#82 Kent State University

Kent, OH

2.9
#206 Laguna College of Art & Design

Laguna Beach, CA

2.0
#177 Lesley University

Boston, MA

2.3
#197 LIU Post

Brookville, NY

2.1
#62 Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA

3.1
#187 Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA

2.2
#114 Maine College of Art

Portland, ME

2.7

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