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Get the facts about College for Creative Studies. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is College for Creative Studies Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

College for Creative Studies was awarded 16 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is design and applied arts.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked CCS as #504 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when CCS held the #591 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 42 colleges in Michigan, CCS is ranked at #13.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CCS?

Acceptance Rate

College for Creative Studies has an acceptance rate of 49%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for CCS.

Average Test Scores

About 36% of students accepted to CCS submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 620. Math scores were between 470 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for College for Creative Studies  ( 500 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for College for Creative Studies  ( 470 to 580 )
CCS received ACT scores from 76% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for College for Creative Studies  ( 21 to 27 )

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College for Creative Studies Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At CCS, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 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

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at College for Creative Studies is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at College for Creative Studies

Freshmen Retention Rate

College for Creative Studies 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

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from CCS have a four-year graduation rate of 32%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  32 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at CCS

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,391 undergraduates at CCS with 1,110 being full-time and 281 being part-time.

CCS Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for CCS is 75.41 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  75.41 out of 100
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How Much Does College for Creative Studies Cost?

The overall average net price of CCS is $35,849. 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 CCS

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$30,613 $32,374 $34,351 $37,059 $39,650

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 CCS, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At CCS, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $8,539 a year. That adds up to $34,156 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCS is 8.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do CCS Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from CCS with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $44,100 in their early years. That's great news for CCS students since it is 11% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of College for Creative Studies

College for Creative Studies is a private not-for-profit institution located in Detroit, Michigan. The location of CCS is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of College for Creative Studies

Contact details for CCS are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 201 E Kirby, Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-664-7400

College for Creative Studies Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 7 majors graduated from College for Creative Studies. Of these students, 255 received undergraduate degrees and 26 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 170 $39,200
Graphic Communications 47 $20,600
Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry 14 $23,900
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 13 $21,400
Fine & Studio Arts 11 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 NA
Human Computer Interaction 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at College for Creative Studies along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CCS

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 139 students took at least one online class at College for Creative Studies. This is a decrease from the 157 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 139 0
2016-2017 157 0
2015-2016 111 0
2014-2015 155 0
2013-2014 36 0

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