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 2015-2016
FULL-TIME DEPENDENT  
TUITION $ 30,840
MANDATORY FEES 440
BOOKS & SUPPLIES 4,000
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 10,150
OFF-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 8,596
OTHER 5,574
FINANCIAL AID 2014-2015 FULL-TIME FRESHMEN *
AID CATEGORY AVG PER RECIPIENT 1st YR RECIPIENTS
INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS4 $12,789 99%
FEDERAL/NATIONAL GRANTS 4,940 38%
STATE & LOCAL GRANTS 2,413 25%
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS 6,925 76%

AVERAGE AMOUNT RECEIVED PER RECIPIENT: $22,189
100% OF FULL-TIME FRESHMEN RECEIVED AID

* Most recent financial aid data available

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 74%

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

ATTENDANCE RATE: 46%

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

ENROLLMENT: FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE FTE1 = 1,083

UNDERGRADUATE

FULL-TIME 1,064
PART-TIME 48

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: 2015-2016

FACULTY FTE1 = 114

FULL-TIME 64
PART-TIME 124
 

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

RETENTION

FRESHMAN RETENTION2

FALL 2013 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2014
79%
 
FALL 2014 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2015
86%

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE2

FALL 2008 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
56%
 
FALL 2009 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
54%

UNDERGRADUATE ETHNICITY

FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE GENDER DISTRIBUTION

FALL 2015
64% FEMALE
36% MALE

NEW STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION3

FALL 2015
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 New York Studio Residency Program
AICAD Mobility 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).