California College of the Arts
San Francisco, CA 94107-2247

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,983
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 4%
Student to faculty ratio 11:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 515 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
No
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

65%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

California College of the Arts is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,361 applications and 1,531 students were granted admission. California College of the Arts is at the #63 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

$60
Undergrad students
$70
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, California College of the Arts's tuition was $44,976 for all students regardless of residency (67.9% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$38,276
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$44,976
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$44,976
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 82% of California College of the Arts's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 30% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,497 (which is 2.2% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at California College of the Arts in 2016-2017, was 100, which is 41% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,852 (which is 0.7% below the national average.)

$4,497
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$5,852
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
82%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, California College of the Arts has enrolled a total of 1,983 students (1,874 students full-time and 109 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,983 students, 146 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 36% men and 64% women and 1,528 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 455 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 18 students for distance studies.

1,983
Total Enrollment
146
Transfers

Student Diversity

Non-resident alien: 35%

White: 25%

Asian: 15%

Hispanic: 12%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%

Black/African American: 5%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%

Two or more races: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 5 largest majors offered at California College of the Arts.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Visual And Performing Arts 58% 803
Architecture And Related Services 8% 118
Communications Technologies/technicians And Support Services 6% 89
English Language And Literature/letters 4% 61
Precision Production 1% 20

Graduation & Dropout Rates

60%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of California College of the Arts full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

1%
Still enrolled
20%
Dropout rate
19%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$27,900
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of California College of the Arts graduates 6 years after enrollment is $27,900. Last year, out of the total 509 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 443 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 551 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 446 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $27,900 $34,500
Employment Rate 87% 81%
Total Graduates 509 551

Campus Location

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