College for Creative Studies

College for Creative Studies Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is College for Creative Studies Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

College for Creative Studies was awarded 98 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is crafts/craft design, folk art and artisanry.

Overall Quality

CCS was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

Is It Hard to Get Into CCS?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to College for Creative Studies you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 55%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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College for Creative Studies Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at CCS is an impressive 10 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

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

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at College for Creative Studies is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At CCS the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 44%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  44 out of 100

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College for Creative Studies Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,462 undergraduates at CCS with 1,192 being full-time and 270 being part-time.

How Much Does College for Creative Studies Cost?

The overall average net price of CCS is $37,745. 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 +
$32,795 $35,406 $38,838 $39,604 $40,430

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

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 CCS, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $6,917 a year. That adds up to $27,668 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCS is 5.2%. 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 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.


See which majors at College for Creative Studies make the most money.

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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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 6 majors graduated from College for Creative Studies. Of these students, 264 received undergraduate degrees and 27 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 168 $44,399
Graphic Communications 55 $25,889
Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry 15 $30,409
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 15 $22,796
Fine & Studio Arts 11 $19,227
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 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 2019-2020, 1,428 students took at least one online class at College for Creative Studies. This is an increase from the 114 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,428 262
2018-2019 114 0
2017-2018 139 0
2016-2017 157 0
2015-2016 111 0

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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