Columbus College of Art and Design

60 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus , Ohio

Joseph V. Canzani Center

Columbus College of Art & Design: Find your focus, faster.

Columbus College of Art & Design is one of the premier art and design colleges in the United States. As one of the nation's oldest and largest private art institutions, we've been leading the way in educating some of the most elite U.S. and international talent for more than 135 years.

Here, you can start your major on Day One. Bring your ideas to life through a rigorous, studio-based curriculum that fosters business acumen. Develop mastery in state-of-the-art facilities under close mentorships with world-class faculty. And immerse yourself in the liberal arts to foster your smartest, most powerful work.

Our graduates go on to lead their fields in the vital and growing creative industries. We challenge you to dive right in and reap the benefits of an early start.

It's your major, your future, your life.

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

Advertising & Graphic Design*
Animation*
Cinematic Arts*
Comics*
Fashion Design*
Fine Arts

 

Illustration*
Industrial Design*
Interior Design*
Narrative Practice; Contemporary Crafts*
Photography*
Visual Art: New Projects**

MINORS OFFERED:

Advertising & Graphic Design*
Animation*
Art History*
Art Therapy*
Business*
Cinematic Arts*
Comics*
Copywriting*
Creative Writing*

 

Design History*
Fashion Design*
Fine Arts
Illustration*
Industrial Design*
Interior Design*
Literature*
Narrative Practice; Contemporary Crafts*
Photography*

* UNDERGRADUATE ONLY
** GRADUATE ONLY

FOUNDATION PROGRAM
CORE First Year develops every student’s creative center through exploration of traditional and digital media, creative research methodologies, and collaborative practices.


This program is Residential.

UNDERGRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE 2016-2017
FULL-TIME DEPENDENT  
TUITION $ 32,400
MANDATORY FEES 360
BOOKS & SUPPLIES 4,000
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 9,150
OFF-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 9,150
OTHER 4,144
FINANCIAL AID 2015-2016 FULL-TIME FRESHMEN *
AID CATEGORY AVG PER RECIPIENT 1st YR RECIPIENTS
INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS4 $17,777 98%
FEDERAL/NATIONAL GRANTS 4,784 49%
STATE & LOCAL GRANTS 2,384 31%
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS 6,175 89%

AVERAGE AMOUNT RECEIVED PER RECIPIENT: $28,797
100% OF FULL-TIME FRESHMEN RECEIVED AID

* Most recent financial aid data available

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 90%

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

ATTENDANCE RATE: 50%

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

ENROLLMENT: FALL 2016

UNDERGRADUATE FTE1 = 1,038

UNDERGRADUATE

FULL-TIME 1,013
PART-TIME 64

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: Required
SAT / ACT: Required
PORTFOLIO: Required

TRANSCRIPTS

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

FACULTY FTE1 = 126

FULL-TIME 60
PART-TIME 125
 

STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: FALL 2016
8.5 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
77%

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE2

FALL 2009 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
54%
 
FALL 2010 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
57%

UNDERGRADUATE ETHNICITY

FALL 2016

UNDERGRADUATE GENDER DISTRIBUTION

FALL 2016
67% FEMALE
32% MALE

NEW STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION3

FALL 2016
OTHER PROGRAMS

Continuing and Professional Studies
Saturday Morning Art Classes for grades 1-12
College PreView (summer pre-college for H.S. juniors through recent grads)
Discovery Club (summer residential camp for grades 7-9)
May Minimester

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Study Abroad
International Exchanges
MindMarket
Career Services
Internships
Honors Program
Teaching Licensure partnership with another institution
Intercollegiate Registration through the Higher Education Council of Columbus
AICAD Exchange Program

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).