Cleveland Institute of Art

11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio

The Cleveland Institute of Art attracts students who are serious about becoming professional artists and designers who seek a school that is both intellectually stimulating and artistically challenging. We offer an exceptional college experience that produces graduates competitive as studio artists, industrial designers, graphic designers, photographers, animators, contemporary craftsmen, illustrators and educators.

The Cleveland Institute of Art is one of the nation's leading accredited independent colleges of art and design with 15 majors that encompass design, visual arts, craft, and interactive media. Our academic structure and integrity provide an educational experience that crosses disciplines, develops practical business skills, and promotes critical thinking in each creative endeavor. CIA strives to nurture the intellectual, artistic, and professional development of students and community members, through rigorous visual arts and design education to advance culture, community and global quality of life. Our liberal arts curriculum gives context to our majors while CIA's internship program provides real-world exposure that contributes to a successful transition to a creative career. Located in the cultural center of Cleveland, our students benefit from strategic partnerships we've built with neighboring institutions that include the region's most prestigious cultural, technology, health care, and academic organizations. With an enrollment of about 500 students CIA offers the benefits of a small artistic community. Eighty percent of our classes have fewer than twenty students and our student-to-faculty ratio of 9:1 facilitates a master/apprentice teaching model. Groundbreaking artwork from our graduates rests in the permanent collections of prestigious museums and galleries, while our design alumni are innovators at Fortune 500 companies.

DEGREES OFFERED: BFA
ACCREDITATION: NASAD, NEASC
MAJORS OFFERED:

Animation*
Biomedical Art*
Ceramics*
Drawing*
Game Design*
Glass*
Graphic Design*
Illustration*

 

Industrial Design*
Interior Architecture*
Jewelry and Metals*
Painting*
Photography*
Printmaking*
Sculpture*

* UNDERGRADUATE ONLY

FOUNDATION PROGRAM
At the Cleveland Institute of Art, all first-year students begin with a Foundation program; a yearlong introduction to forms, methods, media, and concepts crucial to future academic and professional success. Students will emerge from the program on technically equal footing with their peers—ready to concentrate on the study and practice of art and design.


This program is Residential.

UNDERGRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE 2015-2016
FULL-TIME DEPENDENT  
TUITION $ 35,980
MANDATORY FEES 2,507
BOOKS & SUPPLIES 2,170
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 11,454
OFF-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 8,610
OTHER 3,530
FINANCIAL AID 2014-2015 FULL-TIME FRESHMEN *
AID CATEGORY AVG PER RECIPIENT 1st YR RECIPIENTS
INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS4 $17,218 97%
FEDERAL/NATIONAL GRANTS 4,824 47%
STATE & LOCAL GRANTS 2,329 29%
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS 6,670 83%

AVERAGE AMOUNT RECEIVED PER RECIPIENT: $28,308
97% OF FULL-TIME FRESHMEN RECEIVED AID

* Most recent financial aid data available

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 96%

Acceptance Rate = The percentage of students admitted out of applications received in a given year.

ATTENDANCE RATE: 37%

Attendance Rate (also know as yield) = The percentage of admitted students who enroll in a given year.

ENROLLMENT: FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE FTE1 = 602

UNDERGRADUATE

FULL-TIME 600
PART-TIME 6

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
APPLICATION: Required
ONLINE APPLICATION: Optional
HOME EXAM: Not Required
INTERVIEW: Optional
ESSAY: Required
SAT / ACT: Required
PORTFOLIO: Required

TRANSCRIPTS

HIGH SCHOOL: Required
COLLEGE: Required, if transferring
FACULTY: 2015-2016

FACULTY FTE1 = 61

FULL-TIME 46
PART-TIME 59
 

STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: FALL 2015
9.87 TO 1
FTE STUDENTS PER FTE FACULTY1

RETENTION

FRESHMAN RETENTION2

FALL 2013 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2014
76%
 
FALL 2014 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2015
75%

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE2

FALL 2008 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
64%
 
FALL 2009 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
69%

UNDERGRADUATE ETHNICITY

FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE GENDER DISTRIBUTION

FALL 2015
57% FEMALE
42% MALE

NEW STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION3

FALL 2015
OTHER PROGRAMS

Pre-College Programs
Summer Workshops
Young Artists Programs
Continuing Education Program

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Study Abroad Programs
AICAD New York Studio Residency Program
AICAD Mobility Program
Internships
Career Services Office
Center for Writing + Learning Support
Reinberger Galleries
Cinematheque (Film Program)
Case Western Reserve University collaborations

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc. NOTE 2: Retention and graduation rates for Art Center College of Design are calculated using the entire new student population entering Spring, Summer, and Fall terms (including a large population of transfer students), and not only "First-Time, Full-Time Freshmen" as required by the U.S. Department of Education. Thus these numbers are different than the retention and graduation reported to the U.S. Department of Education. NOTE 3: Geographic distribution is reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. NOTE 4: Includes all institutional scholarships and grants, but does not include College Work Study or third party awards. NOTE 5: Data presented is drawn from the most recent school year available. NOTE 6: All $-amounts are shown in US dollars. Canadian $-amounts were converted to US dollars using exchange rate at the time the data were collected ($1 Canadian = $0.70 US).