Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


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 132
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing No
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)

Compass College of Cinematic Arts is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 58 applications and 57 students were granted admission. Compass College of Cinematic Arts is at the #96 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

Undergrad students
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Compass College of Cinematic Arts's tuition was $14,550 for all students regardless of residency (45.7% cheaper 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
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 97% of Compass College of Cinematic Arts's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 47% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,366 (which is 0.8% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Compass College of Cinematic Arts in 2016-2017, was 27, which is 90% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $9,699 (which is 64.5% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Compass College of Cinematic Arts has enrolled a total of 132 students (120 students full-time and 12 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 132 students, 7 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 75% men and 25% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 85%

Black/African American: 8%

Asian: 4%

Hispanic: 3%

Two or more races: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%


Listed below are the 1 largest majors offered at Compass College of Cinematic 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 75% 65

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 Compass College of Cinematic Arts 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.

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

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2.1 mile away
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3.2 mile away
Cornerstone University
3.8 mile away
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4.6 mile away
Kuyper College
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