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Art Schools Aren't Doing So Badly While Other Colleges Struggle

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Rhode Island School of Design

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Sculptor Eleanor Tomlinson had doubts about art school. The tuition looked costly, there was no guarantee of job and she wondered whether a master’s degree was needed to launch her career.

But she ended up going the Rhode Island School of Design anyway, thanks in part to a scholarship, and is glad that she did. "There were so many disciplines and resources that I had never been exposed to before," said Tomlinson, 25, who now works as an assistant at the Abington Art Center outside Philadelphia and teaches at the Fleisher Art Memorial.