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Columbus College of Art and Design Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Columbus College of Art and Design? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors CCAD offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Columbus College of Art and Design Ranked?

2021 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.

Columbus College of Art and Design was awarded 14 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is visual and performing arts.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, CCAD is ranked #758 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when CCAD held the #913 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

CCAD is also ranked #32 out of 80 schools in Ohio.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CCAD?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Columbus College of Art and Design is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 70%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

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Columbus College of Art and Design Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at CCAD is an impressive 9 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 Columbus College of Art and Design is 29%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  29 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Columbus College of Art and Design

Freshmen Retention Rate

Columbus College of Art and Design has a freshmen retention rate of 79%. 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  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At CCAD the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 50%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  50 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at CCAD

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,025 undergraduates at CCAD with 1,001 being full-time and 24 being part-time.

CCAD Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

CCAD scored 52.83 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  52.83 out of 100
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How Much Does Columbus College of Art and Design Cost?

The overall average net price of CCAD is $21,629. 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 CCAD

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$21,151 $20,312 $21,383 $22,532 $23,262

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

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At CCAD, approximately 84% of students took out student loans averaging $9,632 a year. That adds up to $38,528 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCAD is 7.4%. 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 CCAD Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from CCAD with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $32,200 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 19% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Columbus College of Art and Design

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

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Location of Columbus College of Art and Design

Contact details for CCAD are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-224-9101

Columbus College of Art and Design Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 6 majors graduated from Columbus College of Art and Design. Of these students, 208 received undergraduate degrees and 30 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 126 $24,200
Graphic Communications 46 $19,600
Fine & Studio Arts 19 $25,800
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 17 $23,300
Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry 0 NA
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 NA

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

Online Learning at CCAD

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 193 students took at least one online class at Columbus College of Art and Design. This is a decrease from the 210 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 193 0
2016-2017 210 0
2015-2016 240 0
2014-2015 240 0
2013-2014 316 0

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