College for Creative Studies

201 East Kirby, Detroit, Michigan

A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education

As designers and educators, we are often asked to think about how art and design can impact people’s lives now and in the future. Nurturing the creative and skills that are vital to impactful works of art and design lies at the core of the College for Creative Studies (CCS) mission: to prepare students for leadership in the creative design professions, to be responsible citizens in global communities and to make a difference in the world.

With more than 100 years of excellence as a leader in art and design education, CCS continues to be one of the nation’s premier colleges for the creative disciplines.
As a student in one of our undergraduate or graduate studies programs, you will have the potential to address issues of sustainable communities, new modes of mobility, human-technology experiences, innovate product development and much more.

Our classrooms serve as a forum to bring creative minds together for the collaborative exchange of ideas and opportunities in the rapidly changing fields of art and design. And, working in close partnership with industry and educational leaders around the world, our faculty will inspire, teach and prepare students for a successful career.

DEGREES OFFERED: BFA, MFA
ACCREDITATION: CIDA, HLC, NASAD
MAJORS OFFERED:

Advertising Design*
Advertising: Copywriting*
Color and Materials Design**
Communication Design*
Crafts*
Entertainment Arts*
Fashion Accessories Design*
Fine Arts*

 

Illustration*
Integrated Design**
Interaction Design**
Interior Design*
Photography*
Product Design
Transportation Design

MINORS OFFERED:

Advertising Design*
Advertising: Copywriting*
Art History*
Art Therapy*
Communication Design*
Crafts*
Critical Theory*

 

Entertainment Arts*
Fine Arts*
Illustration*
Interior Design*
Photography*
Product Design
Visual Culture Studies*

* UNDERGRADUATE ONLY
** GRADUATE ONLY

UNDERGRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE 2016-2017
FULL-TIME DEPENDENT  
TUITION $ 39,450
MANDATORY FEES 1,390
BOOKS & SUPPLIES 3,000
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 8,650
OFF-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 8,650
OTHER 3,700
FINANCIAL AID 2015-2016 FULL-TIME FRESHMEN *
AID CATEGORY AVG PER RECIPIENT 1st YR RECIPIENTS
INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS4 $14,603 97%
FEDERAL/NATIONAL GRANTS 4,532 33%
STATE & LOCAL GRANTS 1,731 49%
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS 5,352 60%

AVERAGE AMOUNT RECEIVED PER RECIPIENT: $22,744
98% OF FULL-TIME FRESHMEN RECEIVED AID

* Most recent financial aid data available

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 95%

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 2016

UNDERGRADUATE FTE1 = 1,248

UNDERGRADUATE

FULL-TIME 1,140
PART-TIME 276

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: Required
HOME EXAM: Not Required
INTERVIEW: Recommended
ESSAY: Not Required
SAT / ACT: Required, if first-time freshman
PORTFOLIO: Required

TRANSCRIPTS

HIGH SCHOOL: Required
COLLEGE: Required, if transferring
FACULTY: 2016-2017

FACULTY FTE1 = 52

FULL-TIME 52
PART-TIME 0
 

STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: FALL 2016
25.2 TO 1
FTE STUDENTS PER FTE FACULTY1

RETENTION

FRESHMAN RETENTION2

FALL 2014 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2015
71%
 
FALL 2015 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2016
75%

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE2

FALL 2009 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
51%
 
FALL 2010 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
58%

UNDERGRADUATE ETHNICITY

FALL 2016

UNDERGRADUATE GENDER DISTRIBUTION

FALL 2016
53% FEMALE
47% MALE

NEW STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION3

FALL 2016
OTHER PROGRAMS

Continuing Education for Adults, High School Students, & Youth Community Arts Partnerships
Charter Middle/High School of Art and Design
CCS Pre-College Summer Experience

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Internships
Career/Recruitment Activities
Sponsored Projects
AICAD Exchange Program
Exhibitions
International Study and Exchange Opportunities
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs
Faculty Mentors for Portfolio Reviews, General Career Guidance, Industry Trends
Student Success Center for Students with Learning Challenges

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).