FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Feb. 25, 2014)
CCAD Board Votes to Freeze Tuition to Support Current, Incoming Students
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Feb. 25, 2014)—The board of trustees of Columbus College of Art & Design voted today to hold tuition for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic year at the existing rate to aid current as well as new students.
“Affordability is the chief concern of our students and their families. We are exploring a number of initiatives and holding the line on tuition benefits our returning students as well as the incoming class,” said Jeffrey Fisher, senior vice president and chief fiscal officer for CCAD.
CCAD’s tuition for full-time undergraduate and graduate students will remain $14,436 per semester.
“We know families make a significant commitment when a student pursues a private college education,” Fisher said. “While our tuition is less than many other private schools – and especially private art and design programs – we feel this is an important commitment to make for all our students.”
CCAD has remade its full curriculum for the class entering in the fall of 2014 to support students choosing a major earlier and graduating in four years, enhancing the overall affordability of the college experience. Additionally, in the summer of 2015 the college will initiate bridge workshops at no cost for students to stay on track for graduation if academic or other challenges have interrupted their progress.
Columbus College of Art & Design, founded in 1879, is one of the oldest and largest private art and design colleges in the United States with more than 1,275 undergraduate and graduate students. CCAD offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Fine Arts. Undergraduate students choose from nine majors: photography, industrial design, advertising and graphic design, animation, illustration, fine arts, fashion design, interior design and cinematic arts.