Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston, MA 02115-5882

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,982
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 4%
Student to faculty ratio 8:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 919 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
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
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

71%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,531 applications and 1,085 students were granted admission. Massachusetts College of Art and Design is at the #69 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, 14% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 87% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT970 to 1160
ACT21 to 26

Application Fee

$70
Undergrad students
$90
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Massachusetts College of Art and Design charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $32,800 and in-state students paid $12,200.

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

$21,695
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$12,200
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$32,800
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 90% of Massachusetts College of Art and Design's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 31% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,183 (which is 5.6% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2016-2017, was 186, which is 64% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,511 (which is 3.9% above the national average.)

$4,183
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,511
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
90%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Massachusetts College of Art and Design has enrolled a total of 1,982 students (1,672 students full-time and 310 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,982 students, 98 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 29% men and 71% women and 1,842 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 140 for graduates studies.

1,982
Total Enrollment
98
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 59%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 13%

Hispanic: 9%

Asian: 7%

Non-resident alien: 6%

Black/African American: 4%

Two or more races: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 4 largest majors offered at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

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 71% 126
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 7% 12
Architecture And Related Services 6% 11
Education 6% 10

Graduation & Dropout Rates

72%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

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

1%
Still enrolled
27%
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

$26,400
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Massachusetts College of Art and Design graduates 6 years after enrollment is $26,400. Last year, out of the total 636 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 591 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 547 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 481 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $26,400 $34,600
Employment Rate 93% 88%
Total Graduates 636 547

Campus Location

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