Best Ceramics Programs Comparison - Fine Arts Schools


In art history, ceramics and ceramic art mean art objects such as figures, tiles, and tableware made from clay and other raw materials by the process of pottery. Some ceramic products are regarded as fine art, while others are regarded as decorative, industrial or applied art objects, or as artifacts in archaeology. They may be made by one individual or in a factory where a group of people design, make and decorate the ware. Decorative ceramics are sometimes called "art pottery". (read more at wiki) Here we introduce best colleges in the field of ceramics where Alfred University is ranked top and Cranbrook Academy of Art is positioned on second place.

We briefly compare those top colleges with various factors such as tuition, admission, graduation, enrolment, and more. The full comparison for each factors with tables and charts is described at ceramics colleges comparison page.

General Comparison

First, we compare the best ceramics schools with general characteristics.
Table. Best Ceramics College Overview
RankNameLocationTypePopulation
1 Alfred University Alfred, New York Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 2,362
2 Cranbrook Academy of Art Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 154
3 Rhode Island School of Design Providence, Rhode Island Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 2,386
4 Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus, Ohio Public, Four or more years 56,387
5 California College of the Arts Oakland, California Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 1,945
5 Ohio University-Main Campus Athens, Ohio Public, Four or more years 27,402
7 Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona Public, Four or more years 73,378
8 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado Public, Four or more years 31,945
9 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, Louisiana Public, Four or more years 30,225
9 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, Nebraska Public, Four or more years 24,207
9 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia Public, Four or more years 31,445

Admission and Acceptance Ratio Comparison

In this paragraph, we compare admission considerations between the best schools including applications fees, acceptance ratio, and application requirements.
Table. Best Ceramics College Admission Comparison
Open AdmissionApplication FeeAcceptance Ratio
Alfred University No $ 50 70.3%
(71.0%/69.5%)
Cranbrook Academy of Art No $ 0 -
(-/-)
Rhode Island School of Design No $ 60 25.4%
(30.2%/23.5%)
Ohio State University-Main Campus No $ 60 64.0%
(64.0%/63.9%)
California College of the Arts No $ 60 83.2%
(78.9%/85.1%)
Ohio University-Main Campus No $ 45 77.7%
(75.9%/79.3%)
Arizona State University No $ 50 88.9%
(87.0%/90.8%)
University of Colorado Boulder No $ 50 83.6%
(80.9%/86.6%)
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College No $ 40 79.6%
(79.8%/79.4%)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln No $ 45 64.4%
(68.4%/60.5%)
Virginia Commonwealth University No $ 50 64.6%
(65.4%/64.0%)

Tuition Costs Comparison

Next, we compare the tuition and other costs at best Ceramics colleges. Tuition is an amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term, per course, or per credit. In-state tuition rate applies to students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements and out-of-tuition rate is for students who do not meet the ins-state residency requirements.

Table. Best Ceramics Schools Tuition Comparison
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-Of-StateIn-StateOut-Of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFeesTuitionFeesTuitionFees
Alfred University $ 26,884$ 910$ 26,884$ 910 $ 36,736$ 910$ 36,736$ 910
Cranbrook Academy of Art ---- $ 29,100$ 2,125$ 29,100$ 2,125
Rhode Island School of Design $ 41,022$ 310$ 41,022$ 310 $ 41,022$ 310$ 41,022$ 310
Ohio State University-Main Campus $ 9,168$ 869$ 24,576$ 869 $ 11,336$ 865$ 28,648$ 865
California College of the Arts $ 38,448$ 350$ 38,448$ 350 $ 40,080$ 350$ 40,080$ 350
Ohio University-Main Campus $ 10,282$ 0$ 19,246$ 0 $ 9,510$ 0$ 17,502$ 0
Arizona State University $ 9,208$ 516$ 22,461$ 516 $ 10,001$ 516$ 24,550$ 516
University of Colorado Boulder $ 8,056$ 1,426$ 29,952$ 1,426 $ 9,738$ 1,435$ 26,208$ 1,435
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College $ 5,193$ 1,796$ 5,193$ 17,072 $ 6,146$ 1,775$ 6,146$ 17,234
University of Nebraska-Lincoln $ 6,480$ 1,417$ 19,230$ 1,417 $ 6,840$ 1,348$ 18,450$ 1,348
Virginia Commonwealth University $ 7,943$ 1,942$ 20,456$ 2,554 $ 9,613$ 1,908$ 19,677$ 2,520

Grants, Scholarships, and Loans Comparison

This page contains comparison data on the number of full-time, first-time undergraduate students and all undergraduate students who receive different types of student financial aid, including grants and loans, from different sources at each best Ceramics school.

Full-time student is a student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits , or 12 or more quarter credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term. First-time student is a student attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level. For full-time and first-time students, the financial aid reports include federal grants, Pell grants, other federal grants, state/local grants, grants from the institution, federal and non-federal student loans.
Table. Best Ceramics Schools - Full-Time, First-Time Undergraduate Student Financial Aids Comparison Table
Grants or ScholarshipStudent Loan
Number ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage AmountNumber ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage Amount
Alfred University 560100%$ 18,134 47184%$ 8,214
00%$ 0 00%$ 0
Rhode Island School of Design 14933%$ 23,784 17539%$ 7,911
Ohio State University-Main Campus 5,14773%$ 7,904 3,37148%$ 7,034
California College of the Arts 19282%$ 19,561 12353%$ 7,223
Ohio University-Main Campus 2,15256%$ 5,554 2,45664%$ 7,389
Arizona State University 7,42582%$ 8,892 4,42649%$ 6,258
University of Colorado Boulder 2,30341%$ 8,442 2,15938%$ 7,872
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College 4,54986%$ 7,284 1,97037%$ 5,655
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2,57463%$ 6,511 2,05751%$ 5,504
Virginia Commonwealth University 2,24060%$ 9,793 2,57269%$ 6,567

Enrollment Comparison

This paragraph compares the number of students enrolled in best Ceramicsschools. Next table counts total students headcount by school level and attendance status. Undergraduate full-time student is a student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits , or 12 or more quarter credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term. For graduate students, it includes students enrolled for 9 or more semester credits, or 9 or more quarter credits, or a student involved in thesis or dissertation preparation that is considered full time by the institution.

Undergraduate part-time student is a student enrolled for either less than 12 semester or quarter credits, or less than 24 contact hours a week each term. For graduate schools, students enrolled for less than 9 semester or quarter credits are included in this table.
Table. Best Ceramics Schools Enrollment Comparison by School Level/Attendance Status
UndergraduateGraduate
TotalFull-timePart-time Full-timePart-time
Alfred University 2,3621,88451 186241
Cranbrook Academy of Art 15400 1540
Rhode Island School of Design 2,3861,9710 4150
Ohio State University-Main Campus 56,38738,8844,174 10,1163,213
California College of the Arts 1,9451,373105 44324
Ohio University-Main Campus 27,40216,8625,823 2,6392,078
Arizona State University 73,37849,9459,437 9,1174,879
University of Colorado Boulder 31,94523,6622,279 2,4363,568
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College 30,22522,6811,945 4,4891,110
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 24,20717,7661,337 2,8142,290
Virginia Commonwealth University 31,44519,7853,876 5,1392,645

Graduation Rates Comparison

Next, we compare the graduation rate between best Ceramics schools. The graduation Rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time divided by the revised cohort minus any allowable exclusions. For example, 6 years rate is applied for 4 year schools. For detail information of your desired school, follow links on the school name.

Next table shows the graduation rate by gender. the numbers in parenthesis means completers over total cohort.
Table. Best Ceramics Schools Graduation Rates By Gender
AverageMenWomen
Alfred University 63.47%
(311 / 490)
57.08%
(133 / 233)
69.26%
(178 / 257)
Rhode Island School of Design 86.29%
(365 / 423)
85.16%
(109 / 128)
86.78%
(256 / 295)
Ohio State University-Main Campus 82.43%
(5,162 / 6,262)
81.00%
(2,558 / 3,158)
83.89%
(2,604 / 3,104)
California College of the Arts 45.05%
(82 / 182)
33.33%
(19 / 57)
50.40%
(63 / 125)
Ohio University-Main Campus 63.63%
(2,551 / 4,009)
59.10%
(1,150 / 1,946)
67.91%
(1,401 / 2,063)
Arizona State University 56.83%
(4,849 / 8,533)
54.14%
(2,153 / 3,977)
59.17%
(2,696 / 4,556)
University of Colorado Boulder 68.00%
(3,812 / 5,606)
65.25%
(1,904 / 2,918)
70.98%
(1,908 / 2,688)
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College 66.69%
(3,003 / 4,503)
63.92%
(1,313 / 2,054)
69.01%
(1,690 / 2,449)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 64.63%
(2,474 / 3,828)
61.74%
(1,249 / 2,023)
67.87%
(1,225 / 1,805)
Virginia Commonwealth University 56.14%
(1,934 / 3,445)
51.54%
(752 / 1,459)
59.52%
(1,182 / 1,986)

Student To Fauclty Ratio Comparison

Student-to-faculty ratio is defined as total students not in graduate or professional programs divided by total instructional staff not teaching in graduate or professional programs. The student-to-faculty ratio is applicable only to institutions with undergraduate students. Next two tables compare the student-to-faculty ratio between best schools. For detail information of each school, follow the link on the school name. The ratio is calculated by dividing total number of students by total numbers of faculty. (for example, the ratio is 11.9 % for 131 students and 11 faculty members)
Table. Student to Faculty Ratio
20092010201120122013
Alfred University 7.7%8.3% 8.3%8.3% 7.7%
Cranbrook Academy of Art -- -- -
Rhode Island School of Design 10.0%10.0% 11.1%11.1% 11.1%
Ohio State University-Main Campus 5.3%6.7% 5.3%5.3% 5.3%
California College of the Arts 14.3%11.1% 10.0%9.1% 10.0%
Ohio University-Main Campus 5.0%5.3% 5.3%5.0% 5.3%
Arizona State University 4.3%4.3% 4.3%4.0% 4.0%
University of Colorado Boulder 5.6%5.6% 5.6%5.3% 5.3%
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College 4.8%5.0% 4.5%4.3% 4.3%
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 5.9%5.9% 5.0%4.8% 5.0%
Virginia Commonwealth University 5.9%5.6% 5.6%5.3% 5.6%
Once again, we note that the full comparison for each factors with tables and charts is described at ceramics colleges comparison page.

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