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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

CCS faculty and staff are working diligently this summer to prepare Fall 2020 courses to meet the many needs of our students. In-person classes and studios are being organized to respect social distancing and public health needs. CCS has engaged outside consulting support to ensure that our online-only and hybrid courses are purpose-built and best-in-class. CCS Fall Reopening Plan link below. Learn More

  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
201 E Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
About Creative Studies...
Athletic Division
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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.

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
42%
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

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%

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
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

Art Practice (Fine Art)

Art Practice (formerly called Fine Arts) takes a broad perspective on the work and identity of artists, from the studio artists’ ability to produce meaningful works of art, to the role of artists as cultural producers, arts advocates, community builders, and innovators in a range of creative fields.

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
    10%
  • On Campus
    90%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,136Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
281
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
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%

    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

    College for Creative Studies Reviews

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    I am currently a senior at Canton High School in Michigan and I attended a walk-through at CCS, and absolutely fell in love with the school. This confirmed my decision to attend fall of 2019 as I was so nerves before my walk-through. The class rooms, living spaces, and college environment gave me a sense of peace of excitement! This scholarship will help me entire this stage of my life with less financial worries.
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    So far as a freshman it's been overall very pleasant! The campus is easy to navigate and the staff, fellow students, and administrators are all helpful and interested in the careers of their students.
    College for creative studies has been the best decision in my life. The faculty and staff have been incredibly helpful and I’ve learned so much about the art industry it’s absurd. The classes are phenomenal and we have guest artists in the industry come visit us frequently. There’s someone visiting almost every week, sometimes every couple days. That said tho, the school is also a bit strict, and the party scene is incredibly low compared to other schools, and I don’t usually hear much about our sports team. (If we have one...) But honestly, those aren’t details I care for.