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
Qualify for Pell Grants (federal need-based aid available to low-income students)
Identify as female, with 24% of students identifying as male & 16% not identifying as male or female on the gender identity spectrum
Identify as students of color
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
World-class public gallery
of our faculty are practicing artists or designers
The number of first-time, full-time students that started in fall 2015 and graduated by August 2021.
For full-time, first-time freshmen who were enrolled in fall 2020 and returned for fall 2021.
11 undergraduate majors
Comics & Narrative Practice
Film & Video
of our students receive scholarships or aid from CCAD
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.
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