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The Modern is an above-average for-profit college located in Kettering, Ohio in the Dayton Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 198 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the The Modern acceptance rate is 49%. The only major offered is Commercial and Advertising Art. Graduating 64% of students, The Modern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,900.
About The Modern College of Design...
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Athletic Conference
Address
1725 E David Rd
Kettering, OH 45440

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Cost

Net Price
$27,989/ 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
    $27,159/ year
  • $30-48k
    $27,268/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,233/ year
  • $76-110k
    $33,132/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,925/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
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80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.5 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.5 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.5 responses

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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
198Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
68%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%

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A very good school that prepares its students for life after graduation. Career services helped me find a job before I even graduated, and they continue to give me guidance and advice to this day. Students have the option to focus on aspects of graphic design that suit them the most (photography, video, animation, print design, etc). Although the workload is intense, it prepared me for what to expect in a real work environment. Two big downsides include housing and financial aid. The school recommends second-year students not to have jobs, as your second year is very demanding and requires nearly all of your time, even outside of class. But since there is no on-campus living, students have to somehow manage to pay rent while working little to no hours. As for financial aid, the person who has worked in the FA department for years could really care less about the students financial problems, and treats students and their questions like a nuisance.
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There's a heavy workload but it prepares you for the real world! The curriculum is fantastic and applies to real world work. We mock up print ads for a variety of brands, design packaging, book covers, etc. There are great scholarships offered through the school and have many connections to jobs and internships!
The classrooms are pretty relaxed, as long as you do your work and stay focused. The instructors are extremely helpful with critiques your work, though they can be picky...but in the end, it helped make your designs much better. Classes are small, consisting of about 20 people. There are other courses you can take besides graphic design/photography such as print-making, packaging, videography, animation, etc.