CCAD is an above-average private college located in Columbus, Ohio. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 999 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the CCAD acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Commercial and Advertising Art, Illustration, and Animation, Video Graphics and Special Effects. Graduating 61% of students, CCAD alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,500.
Columbus College of Art & Design Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses
Most Popular Majors
Commercial and Advertising Art52 Graduates
Animation, Video Graphics and Special Effects29 Graduates
Fine Arts26 Graduates
Fashion and Apparel Design16 Graduates
Industrial and Product Design16 Graduates
Cinematography and Video Production13 Graduates
Interior Design7 Graduates
Art History5 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.30 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
Columbus College of Art & Design Reviews
I really like Columbus College of Art & Design. The people are very friendly, the professors are extremely helpful and teach you without being pushy, and you're encouraged to pursue creative freedom. Almost all of the projects explore things that I haven't yet learned about, and that's exciting because then I can really get into it. Hanging out on campus can get a little dull, but the surrounding area is certainly full of fun things to do. I've only been attending this school for less than a year, and I'm already learning so much about my major, and really delving into the design world, and I feel like you wouldn't get the same experience as here at any other college. I am also currently involved with the Animation Student Collective, which always has fun, major-related activities for us to do, and it's great!
Attending Columbus College of Art & Design is one of the best decisions I've ever made! I knew I wanted to work in the graphic design field before I graduated high school and I wanted to attend a school that would teach me everything I needed to know to be a successful designer. Not only does Columbus College of Art & Design have amazing staff but they set you up for a job/internship in your field before graduation. Columbus College of Art & Design has an amazing campus that supports and welcomes everyone with open arms and makes you feel like you're a part of a family.
I overall love the how the food is hand cooked by faculty AND students! I also love how our teachers are all inclusive when it comes to pronouns and/or trigger warnings for those who have those. I also love how immersive the courses are and how big the campus is, since it's in the heart of the city.