New School Year Sees Increase in CCAD’s Enrollment

September 15th, 2010 by CCAD News
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Students outside of CCAD's Canzani Center

Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) opened its 132nd school year with 1,385 students, an 8 percent increase over projections.

“I’m very happy that our fall enrollment substantially exceeded our expectations,” said CCAD President Dennison W. Griffith. “Like many other institutions in its competitive cohort, CCAD slightly increased the amount of money awarded via scholarships and need-based aid in our efforts to secure a more robust class”

An example of the caliber of students in the incoming freshman class is one who got a shout out in the September issue of NYLON Guys magazine. Charlie Malta creates what the magazine describes as the “best custom sneakers we’ve seen.”

With the launch of its Master of Fine Arts program, CCAD enrolled the largest group of international students in its history, including 23 international students from 15 countries. The incoming class also includes students from 24 states (plus Puerto Rico). Seventy-four percent of students are from Ohio.

The 11 MFA students hail from four states, with one international graduate student from Qatar. New, custom-designed MFA studios, offices, and seminar rooms are housed in the 8,500-sq.-ft. third floor of CCAD’s Design Studios on Broad. The dedication of the MFA space will take place on October 26.

To read the full press release go to www.ccad.edu.

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