Nationally recognized for the affordability and value of our educational experience, UNC Greensboro is a hidden gem in the landscape of higher education. And, as the creative heart of UNC Greensboro, the College of Visual and Performing Arts is no different. Superior artistic instruction and endless opportunities for student immersion coupled with affordable tuition and costs are accentuated by faculty and staff tirelessly invested in your artistic and academic success – it is what makes up the CVPA student experience.

With tuition and costs lower than many other NC public universities and consistently lower than the cost of a private institution, it’s no surprise that our arts programs are highly sought after by in-state and out-of-state students alike. Financial Aid is available to all our students, and each School offers opportunities for students to apply for additional scholarships.

We realize that more goes into value than just costs and a quality educational experience. Outcomes matter too. UNCG ranks #1 in North Carolina and in the top 25 nationwide for Social Mobility. With a long history of making room at the table for marginalized voices, the university’s culture of care, student success initiatives and diverse student experiences provide a unique launching pad for our students to achieve their dreams. In the College of Visual and Performing Arts, we are actively decolonizing the curriculum and strategically recruiting a more diverse faculty and staff.

Moreover, CVPA currently outpaces most of our peers across campus as well as the public, four-year university average outcomes in both first-year student retention and the six-year graduation rate.

First-year Student RetentionSix-year Graduation Rate
Public, Four-year Average*81.0%61.0%

*according to the National Center for Educational Statistics

Need more evidence?  Our School of Music was ranked #1 by Best Value Schools in their 20 Best Colleges for Music 2020 listing.