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Oregon College of Art and Craft

"The mission of Oregon College of Art & Craft is to be a world-class center for the study of fine craft." To that end, this small, storied college in Portland, OR offers a number of bachelor's degree and certificate programs in ceramics, book arts, photography, and other specialized fields."

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"The mission of Oregon College of Art & Craft is to be a world-class center for the study of fine craft." To that end, this small, storied college in Portland, OR offers a number of bachelor's degree and certificate programs in ceramics, book arts, photography, and other specialized fields."

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Oregon College of Art and Craft is dedicated to Craft as the creative material practice at the core of art and design. OCAC's mentor-based learning community fosters self-reliant, entrepreneurial, critical and innovative makers. Embodying Oregon's legacy of individuality and independence, OCAC has been championing artmaking through craft since 1907. Today it offers an intensive studio experience, personalized and rigorous instruction, and an active ground for exploration. As the only private art college west of the Mississippi to offer an accredited BFA in Crafts, OCAC is a superb laboratory for the invention of modern craft.

The College is a principal center for education, creative expression, and the mastery of contemporary craft for future generations of artists and makers. Thousands of adults and children have brought their imaginations to life on our beautiful 9.5-acre wooded campus. As OCAC enters its second century of fine art and craft education, the College is poised to be at the center of the next chapter of the contemporary craft movement. We invite you to visit our campus, take advantage of our offerings, and become a member of our creative community.

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 139
Gender 19% Male / 81% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 85% Full Time / 15% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 47% 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 65%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2%
Multi-racial 10%
Hispanic/Latino 7%
Ethnicity Unknown 13%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%

Student Services

  • Career And Alumni Services
  • Libraries
  • Remedial Coursework

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry (100%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

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.

Administration & Faculty

President Denise Mullen
Accredited by National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Full-time Faculty 10
Student : Faculty Ratio 8 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 50 : 50
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 30.5% accepted of 95 applications

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $25,612 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $25,783
$30K-$48K $15,483
$48K-$75K $26,283
$75K-$110K $25,850
$110K+ $31,683

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $25,500, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $25,500 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,520 Same as On-Campus
Housing $7,800 $8,300
Books $1,000 $1,000
Total (before financial aid) $35,820 $36,320

Students Receiving Aid

100% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 68% $5,135
Federal Scholarships/Grants 47% $3,262
Institutional Grants 100% $8,629
Other Federal Grants 32% $183
Pell Grants 47% $3,140
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 5% $1,462
Student Loans 68% $5,135

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.ocac.edu.

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

33% of students graduated in six years.

53% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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