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College for Creative Studies
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  • 4 Year
  • DETROIT, MI

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

CCS is back to in-person instruction! The health and safety of our students and campus community are our top priority. This is why we have taken every measure to ensure our students can learn and create safely in our studios and classrooms. You can find all of the details on CCS's response to Covid-19 on our Peacock Nation portal. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade unavailable
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade A

About

About Creative Studies...
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From College for Creative Studies

CCS has been teaching art and design since 1906. We are a world-class institution that has conceptual thinking, creative problem solving, visual communication and technical expertise at the heart of everything we do. Our highly-accomplished faculty maintain connections as professionals in their respective industries, and bring their years of experience and expertise to the classroom.

CCS alumni know success. They are entrepreneurs and working artists. Fortune 500 companies hire them- they work where you want to work, and the make the things we use every day. Their stories are a testament to the impact CCS alumni are making in the art/design world. Over 460 companies and organizations have participated in our recruitment events to interview and hire CCS students over the last three years. Our students get internships and jobs around the country and outside the US.

CCS offers excellent studio facilities, a variety of student support services, and active student activities and clubs.

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College for Creative Studies Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
December 1
Acceptance Rate
44%
SAT Range
960-1190
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$38,539 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$18,986 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 32 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 35 responses
37%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 35 responses

Majors

Fashion Design

Unlike any other program, CCS’s Fashion Design program integrates both apparel and accessories design so you gain head-to-toe preparation for the fashion industry — from daywear and couture to footwear and handbags. Conceive, make and merchandise your original fashion apparel and accessories all in a single program.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    8%
  • On Campus
    92%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,213 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
267
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
No data available  
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Talented.
    58%
  • Hard working and enjoy the campus and classes
    16%
  • Very motivated
    16%
  • Stressed
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
60%
Poll
97%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 30 responses
Poll
91%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
  • "Next generation art and design."
    53%
  • Challenges what you think you know
    16%
  • "Insane, but well worth it."
    11%
  • Never earn your degree with how expensive it is!
    11%
  • Fast-paced
    5%
  • Work hard and use everything they have to offer
    5%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 15 responses

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