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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
College for Creative Studies is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
201 E Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
From College for Creative Studies

CCS provides you the opportunity to study at a world-class institution that not only gives you the knowledge to become a great artist or designer, but also the experience to prove it through your work. You’ll learn from professionals who know the ins and outs of their industries. You will benefit from small class sizes that offer more individual attention than you’ll find on other campuses.

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
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
47%
SAT Range
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$35,274/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $28,609/ year
  • $30-48k
    $30,937/ year
  • $49-75k
    $33,692/ year
  • $76-110k
    $35,357/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,177/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
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
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,143Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Talented.
    59%
  • Hard working and enjoy the campus and classes
    18%
  • Very motivated
    18%
  • Stressed
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
59%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.28 responses
Poll
90%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • "Next generation art and design."
    59%
  • Challenges what you think you know
    18%
  • "Insane, but well worth it."
    12%
  • Never earn your degree with how expensive it is!
    12%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
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I love this school even though it can kind of be awful. The resources are fantastic, the technology, the wood shop, metal shop, foundry, ceramic studio, glass shop, just so many great things! It is a very challenging institution, particularly during the freshman year. It is a small school, so it is easy to form a bond with a lot of the students, especially since the students tend to be quite like-minded. The school can kind of stink depending on what major the student chooses. It is a great design school, fantastic for product designers, but the majors that are not so design based kind of get the short end of the stick. I have lived in the student housing for 4 years. They are improving it and renovating it, but unfortunately I have had to live in the construction. The campus is safe, the professors are great (usually), and it is a very inspiring place to be.
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I love this school, it has always been the school for me. I will be transferring to College for Creative studies in the Fall. I wish I was living in the dorms because they are so beautiful but I will be commuting. I cannot wait to start my artwork and learning so much. It will be a great experience. I am so excited to be transferring!
I really like how they have people who’ve worked in the industries in the past or are currently involved with them. It’s a great way to connect students to real expertise and job opportunities. What could’ve been better is that they don’t have language classes. I know this is exclusively an art schools, but at some point we also take science and English classes. I think that adding foreign language classes would be really useful for us if we’re ever planning on working in another country.