Laguna College of Art and Design

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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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