College for Creative Studies

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School Overview

The College for Creative Studies (CCS) is a privately owned and operated art school located in Detroit Michigan, U.S.A. CCS was founded in 1906 as the Society of Arts and Crafts and in 1926 began offering educational programs to the public. It was the first arts orgination in the United States to offers training in the arts. The school officially became a college in 1962 and was authorized by the Michigan Department of Education to award Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Industrial Design. In 1975, the school’s name was changed to the Center for Creative Studies and in 2001 it assumed the name it carries today, College for Creative Studies.

In 2006, Josephine Ford, the only granddaughter of Henry Ford the founder of Ford Motor Company, bequeathed $50 million to the College for Creative Studies–the largest single sum every donated to a private arts education institution in the United States, and the largest donation every made to any of Michigan’s private colleges.

CCS currently offers Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degrees in 11 fields of study, which include, Crafts, Advertising Design, Fine Arts, Entertainment Arts (Experimental and Character Animation, Game Art and Video and Live Action), Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Interior Design, Product Design, Transportation Design and Art Education.

Through its Continuing Education Center, CCS offers noncredit classes and courses in the visual arts to adults within the community. Through Community Arts Partnerships CCS offers additional education programs and opportunities for youth.

General Information

Admission Office

201 East Kirby

Detroit, MI 48202-4034

(313) 664-7425

(800) 952-2787

Fax: (313) 872-2739



Contact: Lori Watson

Director of Admissions
Main Address

201 East Kirby

Detroit, MI 48202

(313) 664-7400

www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 1,365

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 241

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,354

Graduate enrollment: 4

Setting

Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 37%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 77%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Ceramics B
Commercial Photography B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Crafts/Folk Art/Artisanry B
Design/Visual Communications B
Drawing B
Fiber/Textile/Weaving Arts B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Illustration B
Industrial Design B
Interior Design B
Metal/Jewelry Arts B
Multimedia B
Painting B
Photography B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Transportation/Transportation Management B

Communications & Journalism

Digital Communications/Multimedia B

Communications Technologies

Animation/Special Effects B

Precision Production Trades

Furniture DesignManufacturing B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

College for Creative Studies Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(313) 664-7400
Website:www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:https://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/apply
Address:201 E Kirby, Detroit, MI 48202
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,472
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):56%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,361 (92% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$40,840
Out-of-state Tuition:$40,840
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$16,904

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

College for Creative Studies Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at College for Creative Studies.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
Education1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Visual and Performing Arts83
Grand total104

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at College for Creative Studies and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$40,840
Out-of-state$40,840
Books and supplies$3,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$44,290
Out-of-state$44,290

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid25398%
Grant or scholarship aid25398%$16,904
Student loan aid15861%$9,352

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,37597%$14,018
Federal student loans88762%$7,062

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for College for Creative Studies. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled College for Creative Studies students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,6896601,029
Percent admitted100%42%51%
Percent admitted who enrolled16%16%16%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

College for Creative Studies Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,472
Undergraduate enrollment1,414
Graduate enrollment58

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

College for Creative Studies Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

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