Art Schools In Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, there are 64 accredited schools where art classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Massachusetts' art academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in art includes art training at the following levels:

  • Art Certificate
  • Associates degree in Art
  • Bachelors degree in Art
  • Masters degree in Art
  • PhD degree in Art


Schools

  1. Amherst College

    Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5000

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  2. Anna Maria College

    50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, Massachusetts 01612-1198

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  3. Assumption College

    500 Salisbury St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1296

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  4. Atlantic Union College

    338 Main St, South Lancaster, Massachusetts 01561-1000

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  5. Bay Path College

    588 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, Massachusetts 01106

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  6. Becker College

    61 Sever St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2165

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  7. Boston College

    140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

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  8. Boston University

    One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

    53 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. Brandeis University

    415 South St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454-9110

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  10. Bridgewater State University

    131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02325

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  11. Bristol Community College

    777 Elsbree St, Fall River, Massachusetts 02720-7395

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  12. Bunker Hill Community College

    250 New Rutherford Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02129-2925

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  13. Cape Cod Community College

    2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, Massachusetts 02668-1599

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  14. Clark University

    950 Main St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610-1477

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  15. Curry College

    1071 Blue Hill Ave, Milton, Massachusetts 02186-2395

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  16. Emmanuel College in Boston

    400 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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  17. Endicott College

    376 Hale Street, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915

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  18. Framingham State University

    100 State Street, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701-9101

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  19. Gordon College in Wenham

    255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, Massachusetts 01984

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  20. Greenfield Community College

    One College Dr, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301-9739

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  21. Hampshire College

    893 West St, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5001

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  22. Harvard University

    Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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  23. Holyoke Community College

    303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040

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  24. Gibbs College-Boston

    126 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

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  25. Lasell College

    1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts 02466

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  26. Lesley University

    29 Everett St, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-2790

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  27. University of Massachusetts-Lowell

    1 University Ave, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854-5104

    177 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  28. University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  29. University of Massachusetts-Boston

    100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, Massachusetts 02125-3393

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  30. Massachusetts Bay Community College

    50 Oakland St, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts 02481-5399

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  31. Massachusetts College of Art and Design

    621 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5882

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  32. Massasoit Community College

    One Massasoit Boulevard, Brockton, Massachusetts 02302-3996

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  33. Merrimack College

    315 Turnpike St, North Andover, Massachusetts 01845

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  34. Middlesex Community College in Bedford

    Springs Rd, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730-9124

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  35. Montserrat College of Art

    23 Essex Street, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915-4508

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  36. Mount Holyoke College

    50 College Street, South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075-1489

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  37. Mount Ida College

    777 Dedham Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02459

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  38. Mount Wachusett Community College

    444 Green St, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440-1000

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  39. School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston

    230 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5596

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  40. Newbury College-Brookline

    129 Fisher Ave, Brookline, Massachusetts 02445

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  41. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

    375 Church St, North Adams, Massachusetts 01247-4100

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  42. North Shore Community College

    1 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, Massachusetts 01923-0840

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  43. The New England Institute of Art

    10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, Massachusetts 02445-7295

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  44. Northeastern University

    360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5005

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  45. Northern Essex Community College

    100 Elliott Street, Haverhill, Massachusetts 01830-2399

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  46. College of Our Lady of the Elms

    291 Springfield St, Chicopee, Massachusetts 01013

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  47. Pine Manor College

    400 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

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  48. Quincy College

    24 Saville Ave, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169

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  49. Regis College

    235 Wellesley St, Weston, Massachusetts 02493-1571

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  50. Salem State University

    352 Lafayette St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970

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  51. Simmons College

    300 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5898

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  52. Bard College at Simon's Rock

    84 Alford Rd, Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230-9702

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  53. Smith College

    Elm St, Northampton, Massachusetts 01063

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  54. Springfield College

    263 Alden St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109-3797

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  55. Springfield Technical Community College

    1 Armory Sq, Springfield, Massachusetts 01105-1296

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  56. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

    285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747-2300

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  57. Stonehill College

    320 Washington Street, Easton, Massachusetts 02357-6110

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  58. Suffolk University

    8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770

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  59. Tufts University

    28 Sawyer Avenue, Medford, Massachusetts 02155-5555

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  60. Wellesley College

    106 Central St, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481-8203

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  61. Wentworth Institute of Technology

    550 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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  62. Westfield State University

    577 Western Ave, Westfield, Massachusetts 01086-1630

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  63. Wheaton College in Norton

    26 E Main St, Norton, Massachusetts 02766

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  64. Williams College

    880 Main St, Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267

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Cities

  1. Art Schools in Boston, MA11 Schools
  2. Art Schools in Worcester, MA3 Schools
  3. Art Schools in Amherst, MA3 Schools
  4. Art Schools in Newton, MA2 Schools
  5. Art Schools in Chestnut Hill, MA2 Schools
  6. Art Schools in Beverly, MA2 Schools
  7. Art Schools in Springfield, MA2 Schools
  8. Art Schools in Cambridge, MA2 Schools
  9. Art Schools in Brookline, MA2 Schools
  10. Art Schools in South Lancaster, MA1 Schools
  11. Art Schools in Waltham, MA1 Schools
  12. Art Schools in Paxton, MA1 Schools
  13. Art Schools in Framingham, MA1 Schools
  14. Art Schools in Quincy, MA1 Schools
  15. Art Schools in Bedford, MA1 Schools
  16. Art Schools in Milton, MA1 Schools
  17. Art Schools in Chicopee, MA1 Schools
  18. Art Schools in Haverhill, MA1 Schools
  19. Art Schools in Weston, MA1 Schools
  20. Art Schools in Holyoke, MA1 Schools
  21. Art Schools in North Andover, MA1 Schools
  22. Art Schools in Brockton, MA1 Schools
  23. Art Schools in Northampton, MA1 Schools
  24. Art Schools in Lowell, MA1 Schools
  25. Art Schools in Bridgewater, MA1 Schools
  26. Art Schools in South Hadley, MA1 Schools
  27. Art Schools in Barnstable, MA1 Schools
  28. Art Schools in Westfield, MA1 Schools
  29. Art Schools in Danvers, MA1 Schools
  30. Art Schools in Fall River, MA1 Schools
  31. Art Schools in Salem, MA1 Schools
  32. Art Schools in Dartmouth, MA1 Schools
  33. Art Schools in Longmeadow, MA1 Schools
  34. Art Schools in Wenham, MA1 Schools
  35. Art Schools in Norton, MA1 Schools
  36. Art Schools in Great Barrington, MA1 Schools
  37. Art Schools in North Adams, MA1 Schools
  38. Art Schools in Williamstown, MA1 Schools
  39. Art Schools in Greenfield, MA1 Schools
  40. Art Schools in Gardner, MA1 Schools
  41. Art Schools in Medford, MA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Art Employment

Massachusetts 2,620
National 78,930

Of all of the art professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Massachusetts.

Employment Growth for Art professionals In Massachusetts

1,590 1,720 1,740 1,760 1,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Massachusetts, art is a growing field. There were 20 more art professionals working in Massachusetts in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of art professionals has grown by 1%. This is slower than the trend for art professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of art professionals has shrunk by 2% between 2006 and 2010.

Art VS. All Professions salaries in Massachusetts

$45,363 $50,940 $52,702 $54,030 $50,655
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Art
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Massachusetts, as the number of art professionals is growing, the salaries earned by art professionals are increasing. Art professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $45,363 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $50,655 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Art professionals in Massachusetts

10th percentile
$26,465
25th percentile
$30,430
50th percentile
$41,215
75th percentile
$62,020
90th percentile
$87,570

Thus, there was a 10% growth in art professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 231% pay differential between the highest paid art professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of art in Massachusetts.

Average Salaries for Art professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

Animation
$52,600
Art
$58,800
Design
$57,634
Drafting
$56,448
Film
$40,905
Graphic Design
$52,170
Visual Communications
$50,345
Web Design
$52,170

In Massachusetts, art professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Art programs available for each degree type for all schools in Massachusetts

associate
25
bachelor
124
master
31
doctor
2
Certificate
16
Total198

The number of students graduating from the 64 accredited art schools in Massachusetts is decreasing. In Massachusetts, there were 2,245 graduates in 2006. And there were 2,187 graduates from art courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of art school degree or certificate graduates in Massachusetts by 3%. Most of these graduates, or 63%, earned a bachelor's degree in art.

Art Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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