Laguna College of Art and Design

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School Overview

Laguna College of Art and Design, locally referred to as LCAD, is a accredited college located in the city of Laguna Beach, California. This private art and design college is relatively small with no more than 500 students enrolling in any given year. LCAD offers an accredited Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in several subject areas including Illustration, Graphic Design, Drawing and Painting, Animation, and Game Art Design. The college also offers a minor in Sculpting.

Recently, the college added a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in painting with concentrations in representational and figurative art. LCAD is the only school of its kind to offer this degree program. The school also received accreditation for two more graduate level programs in drawing and post-baccalaurette certificate.

General Information

2222 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

General Phone:(949) 376-6000
Website URL:www.lagunacollege.edu
Type of Institution:Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Awards Offered:Two but less than 4 years certificate
BA/BS degrees
Postbaccalaureate certificate
MA/MS degrees
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
On-campus housing:Yes
Student Population:434 (403 undergraduate)
Ratio of students to faculty:6 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $19,600 $20,600 $21,600 $22,890 +5.97%
Books and Supplies $2,386 $2,400 $2,400 $1,620 -32.50%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $21,986 $23,000 $24,000 $24,510 +2.13%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $24,000
In-state Student Fees $290
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $24,000
Out-of-state Student Fees $290

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 57 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 57 98% $395,422 $6,937
• Federal grants 16 28% $56,560 $3,535
• Pell grants 16 28% $46,435 $2,902
• Other federal grants 12 21% $10,125 $844
Local and state government scholarships or grants 14 24% $105,812 $7,558
Institutional scholarships or grants 57 98% $233,050 $4,089
Student loan financial aid 34 59% $195,902 $5,762
• Federal student loans 34 59% $158,802 $4,671
• Other student loans 3 5% $37,100 $12,367

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 62 11 1
Visual and Performing Arts 62 11 1
Fine/studio Arts, General 62 11 1
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

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Laguna College of Art and Design Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(949) 376-6000
Website:www.lcad.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address:2222 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Setting:41
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:618
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):63%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:543 (88% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$28,950
Out-of-state Tuition:$28,950
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$9,802

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Laguna College of Art and Design Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Laguna College of Art and Design.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services11
Visual and Performing Arts542
Grand total652

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Laguna College of Art and Design.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Visual and Performing Arts111
Grand total111

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Laguna College of Art and Design 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$28,950
Out-of-state$28,950
Books and supplies$1,792

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$30,750
Out-of-state$30,750

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid80100%
Grant or scholarship aid80100%$9,802
Student loan aid4860%$7,211

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid56098%$9,042
Federal student loans35061%$6,796

Admissions & Enrollment

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

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants472138334
Percent admitted100%38%40%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%18%21%

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

Laguna College of Art and Design Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment618
Undergraduate enrollment567
Graduate enrollment51

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

Laguna College of Art and Design Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

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