California College of the Arts

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$46,776

4% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$39,075

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.93%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

63.7%

2,005 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,927

94.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

61.2%

142 Graduates

About

California College of the Arts is a higher education institution located in San Francisco County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at California College of the Arts were Illustration (47 degrees awarded), Industrial & Product Design (38 degrees), and Graphic Design (38 degrees).

In 2017, 536 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California College of the Arts. 64.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (158 degrees), 1.95 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (81 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California College of the Arts is $46,776, which is $32,776 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California College of the Arts is $46,776, which is $32,776 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $39,075.

In 2017, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$46,776

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at California College of the Arts was $46,776. The cost of tuition at California College of the Arts is $32,776 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$39,075

2017 Value

2.09%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 California College of the Arts had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $39,075. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of California College of the Arts grew by 2.09%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,445

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California College of the Arts was of $11,445 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 2.42% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

42%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at California College of the Arts received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

2.93%

2016 Default Rate

12

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at California College of the Arts was 2.93%, which represents 12 out of the 409 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

California College of the Arts received 2,005 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 15.1% annual decline. Out of those 2,005 applicants, 1,277 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.7% acceptance rate.

There were 1,927 students enrolled at California College of the Arts in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California College of the Arts has an overall enrollment yield of 21.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,277

Accepted Out of 2,005

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California College of the Arts was 63.7% (1,277 admissions from 2,005 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 64.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -15.1%, while admissions declined by -16.6%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at California College of the Arts in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California College of the Arts has a total enrollment of 1,927 students. The full-time enrollment at California College of the Arts is 1,823 students and the part-time enrollment is 104. This means that 94.6% of students enrolled at California College of the Arts are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California College of the Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 24% White, 14.9% Asian, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.09% Black or African American, 0.571% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.311% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at California College of the Arts in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (13.3%), followed by Asian Female (11.5%) and White Male (8.87%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (17.6%), followed by White Male (11.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.49%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California College of the Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,927 students. The full-time enrollment at California College of the Arts is 1,823 and the part-time enrollment is 104. This means that 94.6% of students enrolled at California College of the Arts are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%

2017 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 California College of the Arts was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), California College of the Arts had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    462

  2. Asian

    288

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    241

The enrolled student population at California College of the Arts is 24% White, 14.9% Asian, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.09% Black or African American, 0.571% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.311% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% 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, 85 students (4.41%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 158 more women than men received degrees from California College of the Arts. The majority of degree recipients at California College of the Arts are white (158 degrees awarded). There were 1.95 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (81 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California College of the Arts is Illustration (47 degrees awarded), followed by Industrial & Product Design (38 degrees) and Graphic Design (38 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at California College of the Arts, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (43 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (341 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (35 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California College of the Arts are Elementary & middle school teachers (265,839 people), Other managers (173,283 people), Postsecondary teachers (137,463 people), Graphic designers (102,038 people), and Architects, except landscape and naval (96,722 people).

The most specialized majors at California College of the Arts are Communication Technologies (43 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (341 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (35 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (41 degrees), and English (20 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California College of the Arts are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

The most specialized majors at California College of the Arts are Communication Technologies (43 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (341 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (35 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (41 degrees), and English (20 degrees).

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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 California College of the Arts are Elementary & secondary schools (471,587 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (279,651 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (187,050 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (168,787 people), and Computer Systems Design (146,841 people).

The most specialized majors at California College of the Arts are Communication Technologies (43 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (341 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (35 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (41 degrees), and English (20 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by California College of the Arts.

Most Common

  1. 47 degrees awarded

  2. 38 degrees awarded

  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California College of the Arts was Illustration with 47 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 189

  2. 347

In 2017, 189 degrees were awarded to men at California College of the Arts, which is 0.545 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (347).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 25 degrees were awarded to men at California College of the Arts in Industrial & Product Design, which is 1.92 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 35 degrees were awarded to women at California College of the Arts in General Fine Studio Arts, which is 5 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%

100% Completion Time

59%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 35% of students graduating from California College of the Arts completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Male

Highest Graduation Rate (79.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California College of the Arts is Male and White (79.2% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 16.9% of graduates (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    158 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    81 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California College of the Arts is white (158 degrees awarded). There were 1.95 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (81 degrees).

8.4% of degree recipients (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    86 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    72 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    65 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at California College of the Arts is white female (86 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (72 degrees).

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Operations

California College of the Arts has an endowment valued at nearly $33M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.68M (11.1%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, California College of the Arts had a total salary expenditure of $74.1M. California College of the Arts employs 52 Associate professors, 26 Professors, and 22 Assistant professors. Most academics at California College of the Arts are Male Associate professors (29), Female Associate professors(23), and Female Assistant professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California College of the Arts are: Management, with 84 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 53 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 31 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$33M

2017 Endowment

7.44%

growth from 2016

California College of the Arts has an endowment valued at about $33M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of California College of the Arts grew 7.44% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $22.9M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $999k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $165k - Local

As of 2017, California College of the Arts received $999k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $165k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$36.2M

2017 Salaries

2.38%

growth from 2016

In 2017, California College of the Arts paid a median of $36.2M in salaries, which represents 48.9% of their overall expenditure ($74.1M) and a 2.38% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.99% growth from 2015 and a 6% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.87M

Instructional Salaries

103

Number of Employees

In 2017, California College of the Arts paid a total of $8.87M to 103 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.02M (18.6%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

52 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

84 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at California College of the Arts were Associate professor with 52 employees; Professor with 26 employees; and Professor with 22 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California College of the Arts were Management with 84 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 53 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California College of the Arts was Male Associate professor with 29 employees, Female Associate professor with 23 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 15 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at California College of the Arts.

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