Columbus College of Art and Design

Columbus, OH, USA
3.92 Average Rating

Founded in 1879, The Columbus College of Art & Design is one of the oldest art and design colleges in the United States. With a campus adjacent to the Columbus Museum of Art, CCAD confers bachelor’s degrees in 12 artistic fields of study such as Illustration and Interior Design. In addition to classroom and studio space, CCAD features an animation studio and 3D printer. Every spring, CCAD holds an annual Fashion Show featuring the work of student designers.

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
76%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
72%
Out-Of-State Students
20%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,095
Total Number of Undergrads
1,060
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
72%
20-39 Students
26%
0
100
45%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
56%
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
$25,602
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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.
$34,920
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.
$34,440
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.
$9,570
Books and Supplies
$4000

Aid & Grants

0
100
63%
Need Met
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.
99%
Average Aid Per Year
$20,892
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.
99%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,784
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$17,777

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.
90%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,094
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.
$27,000
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.
$279
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
32%
68%
Student Organizations
19
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
20%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

School Colors
Red/White
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Columbus
New York
Akron
Cincinnati
Los Angeles
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$38,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.92 Average Rating
Very upbeat, personal and inviting. The Faculty is by far one of biggest reasons I'm comfortable here. If you're dedicated to working hard, then you'll love it here.
Kirsten from Columbus, OH
Great environment, and everyone is so crazy and wonderful. It's a lot of fun going here, but be prepared to work. This is not a push over school, but the education and job opportunities are totally worth the stress.
Madison from Middletown, OH
Facilities are great, many resources for artists. Cafeteria food needs work, but they are trying to fix it. Teachers are lacking outside of Fine Arts and Fashion Design.
Jake
I have completely enjoyed my first 2 years at CCAD. I have found the professors and staff at CCAD to be caring and strive to help me grow as an artist. Columbus College of Art and Design is the top school in the nation for arts studies...........now I know why.
Amanda from West Chester, OH
The way I can describe this school is on three things the faculty and staff, the dorm rooms, and the amount of chances you'll have to talk with famous artist. the facility is kind and supportive. the dorm rooms for the freshman and upperclassmen are great and well equipped for the seasons. The the amount of chances you'll get to meet artist from professions like Disney are great as well.
DaMonte from Euclid, OH
It is a small school in the middle of city so you have a great sense of community and surrounded by a lot of opportunity. There are always school and student ran events and every teacher I've had here goes out of their way to make sure you are learning the material and creating to the best of your ability.
Jessika from Columbus, OH

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