California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA 91355-2397

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,455
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 7:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 422 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

24%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

California Institute of the Arts is one of the most selective institutions in its admission process in the U.S. In Fall 2016, it received 2,258 applications and only 533 students were granted admission. California Institute of the Arts is at the #22 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

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

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, California Institute of the Arts's tuition was $45,030 for all students regardless of residency (68.1% 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.

$50,472
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$45,030
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$45,030
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 75% of California Institute of the Arts's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 19% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,537 (which is 3.1% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at California Institute of the Arts in 2016-2017, was 101, which is 52% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,901 (which is 0.1% above the national average.)

$4,537
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$5,901
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
75%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, California Institute of the Arts has enrolled a total of 1,455 students (1,433 students full-time and 22 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,455 students, 41 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 42% men and 58% women and 959 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 496 for graduates studies.

1,455
Total Enrollment
41
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 40%

Non-resident alien: 20%

Hispanic: 12%

Asian: 10%

Two or more races: 7%

Black/African American: 6%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 3 largest majors offered at California Institute 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 78% 892
English Language And Literature/letters 3% 30
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 1% 12

Graduation & Dropout Rates

66%
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 Institute of the Arts full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

1%
Still enrolled
32%
Dropout rate
1%
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

$27,300
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of California Institute of the Arts graduates 6 years after enrollment is $27,300. Last year, out of the total 415 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 361 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 428 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 368 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $27,300 $36,500
Employment Rate 87% 86%
Total Graduates 415 428

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of California Institute of the Arts.

Woodbury University
18.2 mile away
Pepperdine University
25.8 mile away