College for Creative Studies

201 East Kirby, Detroit, Michigan

A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education

At the College for Creative Studies (CCS), our goal is to help you discover your artistic style, to push yourself to be the best and create the best, so when you graduate you’ll leave with more than a diploma. You’ll leave with an excellent foundation for the inspiring and innovative work you’ll go on to create. The CCS name is known throughout the world, and your degree will distinguish you from other college graduates. Your dedication, skills, confidence and ability will pave your way into whichever industry you choose. The work you create will define who you are as an artist or designer, just as the student who attend and graduate from CCS define who we are as a college. Our goal is to help you realize your creative potential..

DEGREES OFFERED: BFA, MFA
ACCREDITATION: NASAD, NCACS
MAJORS OFFERED:

Advertising Design*
Advertising: Copywriting*
Animation*
Art Education*
Art Therapy*
Ceramics*
Color and Materials Design**
Crafts*
Design**
Entertainment Arts*
Fashion Accessories Design*
Fashion Accessories Design*
Fibers*
Film and Video*
Fine Arts*

 

Furniture*
Glass*
Graphic Design*
Illustration*
Interaction Design**
Interdisciplinary Design**
Interior Design*
Jewelry and Metalsmithing*
Painting*
Photography*
Printmaking*
Product Design
Sculpture*
Transportation Design
Video Game Design*

MINORS OFFERED:

Art History*

 

Visual Culture Studies*

* UNDERGRADUATE ONLY
** GRADUATE ONLY

UNDERGRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE 2015-2016
FULL-TIME DEPENDENT  
TUITION $ 37,560
MANDATORY FEES 1,390
BOOKS & SUPPLIES 3,000
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 8,450
OFF-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 8,450
OTHER 3,700
FINANCIAL AID 2014-2015 FULL-TIME FRESHMEN *
AID CATEGORY AVG PER RECIPIENT 1st YR RECIPIENTS
INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS4 $12,769 96%
FEDERAL/NATIONAL GRANTS 4,123 36%
STATE & LOCAL GRANTS 1,494 53%
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS 5,601 63%

AVERAGE AMOUNT RECEIVED PER RECIPIENT: $20,506
97% OF FULL-TIME FRESHMEN RECEIVED AID

* Most recent financial aid data available

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 98%

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

ATTENDANCE RATE: 36%

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

ENROLLMENT: FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE FTE1 = 1,240

UNDERGRADUATE

FULL-TIME 1,123
PART-TIME 297

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: 2015-2016

FACULTY FTE1 = 180

FULL-TIME 49
PART-TIME 263
 

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

RETENTION

FRESHMAN RETENTION2

FALL 2013 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2014
87%
 
FALL 2014 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2015
86%

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE2

FALL 2008 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
62%
 
FALL 2009 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
51%

UNDERGRADUATE ETHNICITY

FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE GENDER DISTRIBUTION

FALL 2015
51% FEMALE
49% MALE

NEW STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION3

FALL 2015
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 Mobility
AICAD New York Studio Residency 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).