Art Center College of Design

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$48,942
3.4% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$53,617
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.03%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
71%
1,285 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,420
87.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
75.5%
160 Graduates

About

Art Center College of Design is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Art Center College of Design were Illustration (149 degrees awarded), Other Engineering-Related Fields (70 degrees), and Graphic Design (70 degrees).

In 2022, 612 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Art Center College of Design. 60.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (178 degrees), 2.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (82 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Art Center College of Design is $48,942, which is $34,001 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Art Center College of Design is $48,942, which is $34,001 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $53,617.

In 2022, 68% of undergraduate students attending Art Center College of Design received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 38% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$48,942
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Art Center College of Design was $48,942. The cost of tuition at Art Center College of Design is $34,001 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$53,617
2022 Value
6.34%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Art Center College of Design had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $53,617. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Art Center College of Design grew by 6.34%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,530
Room and Board
$4,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Art Center College of Design was of $13,530 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $4,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
38%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

68% of undergraduate students at Art Center College of Design received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 19% with respect to 2021, when 84% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.03%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Art Center College of Design was 1.03%, which represents 4 out of the 388 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Art Center College of Design received 1,285 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 30.9% annual growth. Out of those 1,285 applicants, 912 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71% acceptance rate.

There were 2,420 students enrolled at Art Center College of Design in 2022.

Art Center College of Design has an overall enrollment yield of 31.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
912
Accepted Out of 1,285

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Art Center College of Design was 71% (912 admissions from 1,285 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 75.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 30.9%, while admissions grew by 22.9%..

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Enrollment

Art Center College of Design had a total enrollment of 2,420 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Art Center College of Design is 2,112 students and the part-time enrollment is 308. This means that 87.3% of students enrolled at Art Center College of Design are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Art Center College of Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27.6% Asian, 11.4% White, 9.13% Hispanic or Latino, 3.64% Two or More Races, 1.49% Black or African American, 0.207% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0413% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Art Center College of Design in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (19.3%), followed by Asian Male (10.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.27%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (9.13%), followed by White Male (8.75%) and Asian Female (6.08%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Art Center College of Design in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,420 students. The full-time enrollment at Art Center College of Design is 2,112 and the part-time enrollment is 308. This means that 87.3% of students enrolled at Art Center College of Design are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Art Center College of Design was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Art Center College of Design had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    668 enrolled students
  2. White
    277 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    221 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Art Center College of Design is 27.6% Asian, 11.4% White, 9.13% Hispanic or Latino, 3.64% Two or More Races, 1.49% Black or African American, 0.207% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0413% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 128 more women than men received degrees from Art Center College of Design. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Art Center College of Design is asian (178 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (82 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Art Center College of Design is Illustration (149 degrees awarded), followed by Other Engineering-Related Fields (70 degrees) and Graphic Design (70 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Art Center College of Design, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (62 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (358 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (121 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Art Center College of Design are Accountants & auditors (1,046,692 people), Other managers (851,405 people), Software developers (713,984 people), Financial managers (509,249 people), and Chief executives & legislators (419,530 people).

The most specialized majors at Art Center College of Design in 2022 are Communication Technologies (62 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (358 degrees), Engineering Technologies (121 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (46 degrees), and Business (0 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Art Center College of Design are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Art Center College of Design are Communication Technologies (62 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (358 degrees), Engineering Technologies (121 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (46 degrees), and Business (0 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Art Center College of Design are Computer Systems Design (1,127,594 people), Elementary & secondary schools (685,677 people), Banking & related activities (551,271 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (523,040 people), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (467,927 people).

The most specialized majors at Art Center College of Design are Communication Technologies (62 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (358 degrees), Engineering Technologies (121 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (46 degrees), and Business (0 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Art Center College of Design.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 149 degrees awarded
  2. 70 degrees awarded
  3. 70 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Art Center College of Design was Illustration with 149 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

242
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
370
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 242 degrees were awarded to men at Art Center College of Design, which is 0.654 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (370).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Art Center College of Design in Illustration, which is 0.367 times less than the 109 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 109 degrees were awarded to men at Art Center College of Design in Illustration, which is 2.73 times more than the 40 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 33% of students graduating from Art Center College of Design completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Art Center College of Design is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.88% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    178 degrees awarded
  2. White
    82 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Art Center College of Design is asian (178 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (82 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Asian Female
    113 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Male
    65 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Art Center College of Design is asian female (113 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian male (65 degrees).

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Operations

Art Center College of Design has an endowment valued at nearly $127M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−16.8%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Art Center College of Design had a total salary expenditure of 116M. Art Center College of Design employs 80 Associate professors, 55 Professors and 12 Assistant professors. Most academics at Art Center College of Design are Male Associate professor (54), Male Professor (33), and Female Associate professor (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Art Center College of Design are: Management, with 135 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 60 employees, and Production, Transportation, and Material Moving with 35 employees.

Endowment

$127M
2022 Endowment
4.68%
decline from 2021

Art Center College of Design has an endowment valued at about $127M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Art Center College of Design declined 4.68% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $115M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$54.9M
2022 Salaries
13%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Art Center College of Design paid a median of $54.9M in salaries, which represents 47.4% of their overall expenditure ($116M) and a 13% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.6M
Instructional Salaries
149
Number of Employees

In 2022, Art Center College of Design paid a total of $14.6M to 149 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
80 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
135 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Art Center College of Design were Associate professor with 80 employees, Professor with 55 employees, and Assistant professor with 12 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Art Center College of Design were Management with 135 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 60 employees, and Production, Transportation, and Material Moving with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Art Center College of Design was Male Associate professor with 54 employees, Male Professor with 33 employees, and Female Associate professor with 26 employees.

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