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Art Center College of Design Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Art Center College of Design ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Art Center College of Design Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Art Center College of Design was awarded 23 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is design and applied arts.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Art Center College of Design is ranked #367 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Art Center College of Design held the #385 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Art Center College of Design is also ranked #33 out of 116 schools in California.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Art Center College of Design?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Art Center College of Design is 70%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Art Center College of Design is a good fit for you.

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Art Center College of Design Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Art Center College of Design, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 9 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Art Center College of Design is 26%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  26 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Art Center College of Design

Freshmen Retention Rate

Art Center College of Design has a freshmen retention rate of 80%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Art Center College of Design is 20%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  20 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at Art Center College of Design

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,005 undergraduates at Art Center College of Design with 1,717 being full-time and 288 being part-time.

Art Center College of Design Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 92.77 out of 100, Art Center College of Design is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  92.77 out of 100
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How Much Does Art Center College of Design Cost?

The overall average net price of Art Center College of Design is $43,010. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Art Center College of Design

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$36,451 $37,053 $43,945 $43,251 $52,080

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Art Center College of Design, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Art Center College of Design, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $5,880 a year. That adds up to $23,520 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Art Center College of Design is 4.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Art Center College of Design Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Art Center College of Design make around $53,600 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Art Center College of Design students since it is 35% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of Art Center College of Design

Located in Pasadena, California, Art Center College of Design is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Pasadena makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Art Center College of Design

Contact details for Art Center College of Design are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1700 Lida St, Pasadena, CA 91103
Phone: 626-396-2200
Website: www.artcenter.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artcenteredu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/artcenteredu

Art Center College of Design Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 8 majors graduated from Art Center College of Design. Of these students, 439 received undergraduate degrees and 67 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Design & Applied Arts 216 $49,900
Engineering-Related Fields 59 NA
Mechanical Engineering Technology 51 NA
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 50 $20,200
Graphic Communications 18 NA
Architectural Sciences & Technology 17 NA
Fine & Studio Arts 16 NA
Computer Software & Applications 12 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Art Center College of Design along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Art Center College of Design

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 88 students took at least one online class at Art Center College of Design. This is an increase from the 79 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 88 0
2016-2017 79 0
2015-2016 95 0
2014-2015 92 0
2013-2014 13 0

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