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College for Creative Studies

The College for Creative Studies is located in downtown Detroit, which might not spring to mind as a hothouse for art. Nevertheless, CCS is nationally respected and its low acceptance rate makes getting in somewhat difficult. The nearby Detroit Institute of Arts, the fifth largest fine art museum in the U.S., is home to some of Diego Rivera's greatest frescoes.

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The College for Creative Studies is located in downtown Detroit, which might not spring to mind as a hothouse for art. Nevertheless, CCS is nationally respected and its low acceptance rate makes getting in somewhat difficult. The nearby Detroit Institute of Arts, the fifth largest fine art museum in the U.S., is home to some of Diego Rivera's greatest frescoes.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 1,363
Gender 51% Male / 49% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 80% Full Time / 20% Part Time
Geography 82% In State / 18% Out of State / 5% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 31% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 59%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 3%
International 6%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Ethnicity Unknown 14%
Black or African American 9%
Asian 4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $200.00. Housing deposit due : May 1. Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

30% of students live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring writing center pre-admission summer program reduced course load
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, dorms, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections student web hosting available wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling minority students services personal counseling placement services for graduates alcohol/substance abuse counseling health services
  • Facilities: foundry, computer studios, wood shop, metal shop, glassblowing studio, ceramic studio, fiber studio, large capacity spray booth, rapid prototype equipment
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major visiting/exchange student program independent study internships teacher certification dual enrollment of high school students
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Industrial and Product Design (25%), Illustration (19%), Graphic Design (11%), Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects (10%), Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other (8%), Photography (8%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences via illustrations and other forms of digital or printed media. Includes instruction in concept design, layout, paste-up, and techniques such as engraving, etching, silkscreen, lithography, offset, drawing and cartooning, painting, collage, and computer graphics.

Job Opportunities:

Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.
Commercial and Industrial Designers
Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.
Graphic Designers
Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

A program that focuses on the aesthetics, techniques, and creative processes for designing and fashioning objects in one or more of the handcraft or folk art traditions, and that prepares individuals to create in any of these media.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Craft Artists
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.

Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.

A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Art Directors
Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media, such as print, broadcasting, and advertising. Direct workers engaged in art work or layout design.
Multimedia Artists and Animators
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.
Graphic Designers
Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

A program that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to develop and execute interpretations of the concepts of authors and designers to specifications. Includes instruction in book illustration, fashion illustration, map illustration, rendering, exhibit preparation, textual layout, cartooning, and the use of various artistic techniques as requested by clients.

Job Opportunities:

Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.
Set and Exhibit Designers
Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.
Designers, All Other
All designers not listed separately.

A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences via the creation of effective forms, shapes, and packaging for manufactured products. Includes instruction in designing in a wide variety of plastic and digital media, prototype construction, design development and refinement, principles of cost saving, and product structure and performance criteria relevant to aesthetic design parameters.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Commercial and Industrial Designers
Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.
Graphic Designers
Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.
Designers, All Other
All designers not listed separately.

A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to apply artistic principles and techniques to the professional planning, designing, equipping, and furnishing of residential and commercial interior spaces. Includes instruction in computer applications, drafting, and graphic techniques; principles of interior lighting, acoustics, systems integration, and color coordination; furniture and furnishings; textiles and their finishing; the history of interior design and period styles; basic structural design; building codes and inspection regulations; and applications to office, hotel, factory, restaurant and housing design.

Job Opportunities:

Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in architecture and architectural design, such as architectural environmental design, interior architecture/design, and landscape architecture. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Interior Designers
Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.

A program that focuses on the principles and techniques of communicating information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the creation of images on photographic film, plates, and digital images and that may prepare individuals to be professional photographic artists. Includes instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, light and composition, films and printing media, color and special effects, photographic art, photographic history, use of computer applications to record or enhance images and applications to the photography of various subjects.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Photographers
Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to use computer applications and related visual and sound imaging techniques to manipulate images and information originating as film, video, still photographs, digital copy, soundtracks, and physical objects in order to communicate messages simulating real-world content. Includes instruction in specialized camerawork and equipment operation and maintenance, image capture, computer programming, dubbing, CAD applications, and applications to specific commercial, industrial, and entertainment needs.

Job Opportunities:

Multimedia Artists and Animators
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

Administration & Faculty

President Richard L Rogers
Accredited by National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Full-time Faculty 45
Student : Faculty Ratio 9 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 77 : 22
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 3.0 DAH 200 3.0
AP Biology 3.0 DNS 300 3.0
AP Calculus AB 3.0 DNS 300 3.0
AP Calculus BC 3.0 DNS 300 3.0
AP Chemistry 3.0 DNS 300 3.0
AP Comparative Government and Politics 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP Computer Science A 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP English Literature and Composition 3.0 DEN 108 3.0
AP Environmental Science 3.0 DNS 300 3.0
AP European History 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP French Language and Culture 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP German Language and Culture 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP Human Geography 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP Latin 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP Macroeconomics 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP Microeconomics 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP Music Theory 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP Physics B 3.0 DNS 300 3.0
AP Psychology 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP Statistics 3.0 DNS 300 3.0
AP United States Government and Politics 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP United States History 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP World History 3.0 N/A 3.0

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 48.6% accepted of 1,284 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite18 - 25
 

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA, Talent Ability, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Character Personal Qualities, Level Of Applicants Interest, Recommendations

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 0 4
Math 0 3
Science 0 2
Social Studies 0 2
Foreign Language 0 2

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $34,182 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $33,268
$30K-$48K $31,535
$48K-$75K $30,506
$75K-$110K $34,656
$110K+ $36,272

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $34,320, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $34,320 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,390 Same as On-Campus
Housing $8,100 $8,100
Books $2,600 $2,600
Total (before financial aid) $46,410 $46,410

Students Receiving Aid

98% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 64% $5,720
Federal Scholarships/Grants 31% $3,582
Institutional Grants 97% $10,129
Other Loans 13% $18,701
Pell Grants 31% $3,575
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 58% $1,492
Student Loans 64% $9,601

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/hs/admissions/financialaid.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/tuition-and-financial-aid/undergraduate-tuition-and-financial-aid/net-price-calculator.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

26% of students graduated on time.

55% of students graduated in six years.

78% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Salaries

The typical (median) early career salary of College for Creative Studies graduates is $39,500, according to Payscale.

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Rankings

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#3 Best Schools for Designers

PayScale

#640 Starting Median Salary Rankings

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#224 The Best and Worst College Cities and Towns in America
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