Oregon College of Art and Craft

8245 SW Barnes Road, Portland, Oregon

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OCAC is a leading, uniquely small, mentor-based college where students are individually guided to become successful artists and professionals in the fields of creative practice, business, and industry. Students work in small classes with renowned faculty, artists-in-residence, and fellow students to explore innovative, cross-media approaches to making, experiential learning, and conceptual thinking. Located in Portland, our community reflects the ethos that values the hand-made, locally sourced, and ethically entrepreneurial. OCAC is a place where ideas are realized.

DEGREES OFFERED: BFA in Craft, MFA in Craft, MFA in Applied Craft + Design, Post-Baccalaureate in Craft, Certificate in Craft
ACCREDITATION: NASAD, NWCCU
MAJORS OFFERED:

Applied Craft and Design**
Book and Print
Ceramics
Craft**
Cross Media
Digital Strategies
Drawing and Painting
Fibers

 

Functional Object
Image and Narrative
Industrial Design **
Metals
Photography
Sculptural Practice
Wood

** GRADUATE ONLY

FOUNDATION PROGRAM
In Foundations, the first year of studies, students learn the language of art and craft, which is the groundwork for all artistic endeavors. The courses in 2D design/drawing and 3D design educate students how to converse visually with the use of “Images” and “Objects”. Students learn to carefully consider what they see and how to interpret their perception. They are taught to dissect the underlying structure and to construct, rearrange and assess elements at will. These technical skills sharpen conceptual development, complex problem solving skills and facilitate exploration of personal style and expression while cementing the crucial eye-to-hand relationship artists need in order to create skilled work.


This program is Residential.

UNDERGRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE 2015-2016
FULL-TIME DEPENDENT  
TUITION $ 28,000
MANDATORY FEES 1,580
BOOKS & SUPPLIES 1,800
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 8,000
OFF-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 8,000
OTHER 2,100
FINANCIAL AID 2014-2015 FULL-TIME FRESHMEN *
AID CATEGORY AVG PER RECIPIENT 1st YR RECIPIENTS
INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS4 $11,067 100%
FEDERAL/NATIONAL GRANTS 3,901 65%
STATE & LOCAL GRANTS 1,500 15%
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS 6,153 69%

AVERAGE AMOUNT RECEIVED PER RECIPIENT: $18,437
100% OF FULL-TIME FRESHMEN RECEIVED AID

* Most recent financial aid data available

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 99%

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

ATTENDANCE RATE: 31%

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

ENROLLMENT: FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE FTE1 = 101

UNDERGRADUATE

FULL-TIME 94
PART-TIME 17

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: Recommended
PORTFOLIO: Required

TRANSCRIPTS

HIGH SCHOOL: Required
COLLEGE: Required
FACULTY: 2015-2016

FACULTY FTE1 = 12

FULL-TIME 12
PART-TIME 16
 

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

RETENTION

FRESHMAN RETENTION2

FALL 2013 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2014
52%
 
FALL 2014 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2015
69%

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE2

FALL 2008 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
25%
 
FALL 2009 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
58%

UNDERGRADUATE ETHNICITY

FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE GENDER DISTRIBUTION

FALL 2015
82% FEMALE
18% MALE

NEW STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION3

FALL 2015
OTHER PROGRAMS

Certificate
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Continuing Education for Adults
Pre-College Residential Program
Pre-College Classes + Workshops
Children/Youth Classes + Workshops

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Cross Registration with Oregon Independent Colleges
Exchange Program with AICAD schools
Joint MFA Program with PNCA
Credit and Non-Credit Internship Options

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).