CCAD at a glance


Columbus College of Art & Design is a four-year, degree-granting nonprofit college accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Founded in 1879 by five women, we’ve been leading the way in educating a diverse group of talented students for more than 140 years.
 



Who we are


Total undergraduate and graduate students during the 2020–2021 academic year, including 80 transfer students and students from 36 states and 14 countries

 

40percent


Qualify for Pell Grants (federal need-based aid available to low-income students)


 

60percent


Identify as female, with 24% of students identifying as male & 16% not identifying as male or female on the gender identity spectrum

 

29number


Identify as students of color


 



Our mission


CCAD fosters a diverse community that educates students so they can unleash their creative power to shape culture and commerce.
 



About our campus
 

 

Columbus College of Art & Design
60 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

 

Student exhibition spaces and a professional screening room 

 

Buildings 

World-class public gallery 


Student-to-faculty ratio 
 


of our faculty are practicing artists or designers 
 


Graduation rate
The number of first-time, full-time students that started in fall 2015 and graduated by August 2021.
 


 


Retention rate
For full-time, first-time freshmen who were enrolled in fall 2020 and returned for fall 2021.
 


 



11 undergraduate majors

 



Minors

Each minor at CCAD requires 15 credit hours of work.

 

Advertising & Graphic Design

Animation 2D

Animation 3D

Art History

Business

Comics & Narrative Practice

Contemporary Crafts

Copywriting

Creative Writing

Design Research

Fashion Design

Film & Video

 

Fine Art

Illustration

Industrial Design

Interior Design

Photography

Social Practice

 



Financials 
Tuition & fees

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of our students receive scholarships or aid from CCAD

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of our students are the first in their family to attend college


projects with 46 learning partners since fall 2019 providing students with real-world experience in the classroom.
 


of 2020 BFA graduates have jobs or educational plans a year after graduation.
 


of 2020 BFA graduates who are employed reported working in a field related to their program of study within one year of graduation.
 



Rankings

 

Best Value Colleges in America

—Best Value Schools

 

Top 10
Illustration degree programs

—Animation Career Review

Top 15%
Design programs in the U.S.

—College Factual