College for Creative Studies

Detroit, MI, USA
3.98 Average Rating

Originally founded as the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, the College for Creative Studies is a private college in Detroit specializing in artistic and creative education. CCS confers bachelor’s degrees in 12 arts-related fields of study and all majors feature a combination of classroom and studio work. The CCS campus encompasses two locations in midtown Detroit linked by a free shuttle. Throughout the year, CCS schedules a number of campus-wide celebrations from Geek Week to the Century Ball.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
49%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
82%
Out-Of-State Students
8%
76%
Submitting ACT
36%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1149
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,453
Total Number of Undergrads
1,391
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
32%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
51%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$36,313
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$44,110
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$44,110
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,800
Books and Supplies
$3000

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
31%
Average Aid Per Year
$17,436
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
31%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,816
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$14,869

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
62%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,504
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$21,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
21
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
26%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

School Colors
Purple/Gold
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Detroit
Los Angeles
New York
Chicago
San Francisco
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$50,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.98 Average Rating
College for Creative Studies is the best thing that has happened to me. The teachers and students there are so passionate about their work. It is one of the top schools in the country for a reason.
Nathaniel from Troy, MI
Though this school is in the middle of Detroit, it is well secured using I.D. cards for almost everything, including the elevators. The schoolwork and competitiveness is intense and if you're not serious here, you might fall behind. Many sleepless night will be had but this school will prepare you and make you the best you can be.
O'Shea from Southfield, MI
Ccs is a very challenging school and you get a bang for your buck. The teachers are very passionate and so are the students. This school is really pricy though so make sure this is what you really want to do.
Joshua from Novi, MI
College for Creative Studies is a school where everyone can learn to have fun but also learn the basics and advanced levels of art. Students and professors at CCS are passionate about all types of art and are willing to expand their talent and knowledge for there future careers.
Megan
I've learned so much just in my first semester! Faculty and staff are wonderful and helpful as well and great teachers. Be prepared to work incredibly hard because yo can't slack off here, and the only thing that would make it better was if it wasn't so expensive!
Hannah from Dearborn Heights, MI
CCS is a challenging, fun, and rewarding school to attend. It demands a lot of hard work and effort due to the rigorous curriculum and high expectations. However, it is one of the best schools in the United States for the visual arts and hard work really pays off in the long and short term.
Sarah
A beautiful college that creates a welcoming atmosphere for students and faculty to learn the stunning and vivid qualities it takes to make fine art, animation, fashion, products, transportation and videogames for the community and world around to enjoy and appreciate. The instructors treat thier students if they were thier family leading them down the path of success each moment of the day. The students are all warm and inviting as a family as well; any child and adult looking for a college or home for thier art educational needs to suceed and move into a career College for Creative Studies arms are open!
Ashley from Ottawa, IL
It has a dedicated faculty and many opportunities for individuals interested in art.
CCS student
It is super hard. But, it is also super fun. Expect to work hard!
Rachel from Troy, MI