Northwest College of Art and Design

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School Overview

Founded in 1982, the Northwest College of Art and Design, locally referred to as NCAD, is a private, for-profit college located in Poulsbo, Washington. The programs offered at NCAD are designed to prepare students for entry-level careers in the creative arts. The educators and faculty at NCAD include working designers and artists that help students develop technical expertise and foster creative excellence. Class sizes typically range between 20 and 30 students and the average age of NCAD students range from 18 to 25-but NCAD welcomes career bound students of all ages.

NCAD’s picturesque 26-acre campus is located on the Mains Manor Estate on the Kitsap Peninsula, just 10 miles from the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal (30 minutes from downtown Seattle by ferry). NCAD students will be surrounded by natural surroundings, which include views of the shimmering Liberty Bay, the magnificent Olympic Mountains and the rural beauty of the Kitsap Peninsula. Notwithstanding its rural location, Kitsap Peninsula is home to many restaurants, boutiques, specialty shops, and brand name department stores.

General Information

16301 Creative Dr NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370

General Information:(360) 779-9993
Website:www.ncad.edu
Institution Type:Private for-profit 4-year
Awards Offered:Two but less than 4 years certificate
BA/BS degree
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
On-campus housing:No
Student Population:91 (91 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:8 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $14,400 $15,300 $16,200 $17,200 +6.17%
Books and Supplies $1,800 $1,600 $1,800 $1,600 -11.11%
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 $16,200 $16,900 $18,000 $18,800 +4.44%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 26 81%
Grant or scholarship aid 18 56% $109,692 $6,094
• Federal grants 18 56% $69,495 $3,861
• Pell grants 14 44% $56,834 $4,060
• Other federal grants 5 16% $12,661 $2,532
Local and state government scholarships or grants 8 25% $36,197 $4,525
Institutional scholarships or grants 4 13% $4,000 $1,000
Student loan financial aid 26 81% $401,500 $15,442
• Federal student loans 26 81% $285,250 $10,971
• Other student loans 7 22% $116,250 $16,607

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 25
Visual and Performing Arts 25
Design and Visual Communications, General 25
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

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Northwest College of Art & Design Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(360) 779-9993
Website:www.ncad.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private for-profit
Apply Online:ncad.edu/apply-to-ncad/
Address:16301 Creative Dr NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370
Setting:41
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:98
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):36%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:22 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:98 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$19,075
Out-of-state Tuition:$19,075
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:79%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$12,564

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Northwest College of Art & Design Programs

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total1

* 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

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Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$19,075
Out-of-state$19,075
Books and supplies$825

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid2379%
Grant or scholarship aid1241%$12,564
Student loan aid2276%$5,534

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid3232%$9,852
Federal student loans3333%$4,655

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Northwest College of Art & 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 Northwest College of Art & Design students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

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

Northwest College of Art & Design Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment98
Undergraduate enrollment98
Graduate enrollment0

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

Northwest College of Art & Design Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

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