Cleveland Institute of Art

Is CIA a Good School for the Money?

Cleveland Institute of Art Value Report

Is a CIA degree worth it? Only you know for sure, but College Factual's value analysis can help answer that question. Keep reading for more.

Within Ohio, CIA Offers Good Quality for a High Price.

Below Average Ohio Value
Top 30% Ohio Quality

Cleveland Institute of Art is ranked #22 out of #80 in Ohio for quality and #47 out of #62 for Ohio value.

This makes it a good quality, but overpriced in the state.

State Value Ranking  47 out of 62
Great Value
State Value Score  24.19 out of 100
Great Value

Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the CIA financial aid page to be sure.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Top 50% National Quality

Cleveland Institute of Art is ranked #1,012 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe Cleveland Institute of Art is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)

National Value Ranking  1012 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  31.25 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
SUNY Plattsburgh $115,500 A
Saint Ambrose University $130,720 B+
St Catherine University $133,043 B+
Nebraska Wesleyan University $141,611 B-
D’Youville College $150,093 C
Longwood University $151,746 C-
Cleveland Institute of Art $161,356 D
Nova Southeastern University $162,999 D
University of New Hampshire at Manchester $164,171 D
School of the Art Institute of Chicago $235,111 F
Berklee College of Music $244,273 F

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $161,356 For That Piece of Paper

The CIA time to graduate is about 4.1 years and will cost an estimated $39,355 per year. This brings the total cost to 161,356.

Average Yearly Cost $39,355
Average Years to Graduate 4.1
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $161,356

Many Factors Affect Net Price

There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about CIA cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$155,845 In-State With Aid
$247,660 Avg Cost No Aid
4.1 Years to Graduate

The overall price of a college can vary depending on your individual circumstances.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at CIA.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $247,660 #1,132 D-
All Students $161,356 #1,012 D
Only Students Receiving Aid $155,845 #1,130 D-
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $247,660 #46 D
All Students $161,356 #47 D-
Only Students Receiving Aid $155,845 #47 D-

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Ohio.

About 100% of CIA students receive financial aid. Get more details on what CIA financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average CIA cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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