Cleveland Institute of Art
Cleveland, OH 44106-1710


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 624
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 11%
Student to faculty ratio 9:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 200 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Cleveland Institute of Art is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 864 applications and 523 students were granted admission. Cleveland Institute of Art is at the #59 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 74% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 41% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1010 to 1220
ACT20 to 26

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Cleveland Institute of Art's tuition was $36,980 for all students regardless of residency (38% 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.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 95% of Cleveland Institute of Art's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 51% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,598 (which is 4.5% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Cleveland Institute of Art in 2016-2017, was 122, which is 73% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,855 (which is 16.3% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Cleveland Institute of Art has enrolled a total of 624 students (610 students full-time and 14 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 624 students, 27 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 42% men and 58% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 69%

Non-resident alien: 9%

Black/African American: 9%

Hispanic: 5%

Asian: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 3 largest majors offered at Cleveland Institute of Art.

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
Health Professions And Related Programs 27% 14
Visual And Performing Arts 24% 12
Communications Technologies/technicians And Support Services 16% 8

Graduation & Dropout Rates

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 Cleveland Institute of Art full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
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

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Cleveland Institute of Art graduates 6 years after enrollment is $25,700. Last year, out of the total 154 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 154 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 213 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 183 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $25,700 $35,900
Employment Rate 100% 86%
Total Graduates 154 213

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Cleveland Institute of Art.

John Carroll University
3.9 mile away
Notre Dame College
4.5 mile away
Ursuline College
7.1 mile away
Lake Erie College
23.1 mile away
Hiram College
27.5 mile away
Oberlin College
35.4 mile away