California College of the Arts

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$44,976

4% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$38,276

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.07%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

64.8%

2,361 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,983

94.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

59.8%

137 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 (41 degrees awarded), Graphic Design (37 degrees), and Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (31 degrees).

In 2016, 465 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California College of the Arts. 62.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (163 degrees), 2.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (66 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California College of the Arts is $44,976, which is $31,005 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California College of the Arts is $44,976, which is $31,005 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $38,276.

In 2016, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$44,976

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at California College of the Arts was $44,976. The cost of tuition at California College of the Arts is $31,005 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

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Average Net Price

$38,276

2016 Value

1.83%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 California College of the Arts had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $38,276. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of California College of the Arts grew by 1.83%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,175

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California College of the Arts was of $11,175 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 4.44% between 2015 and 2016. 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

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at California College of the Arts received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.35% with respect to 2015, when 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.07%

2015 Default Rate

19

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at California College of the Arts was 4.07%, which represents 19 out of the 467 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 2,361 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 18.6% annual growth. Out of those 2,361 applicants, 1,531 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,983 students enrolled at California College of the Arts in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California College of the Arts has an overall enrollment yield of 16.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,531

Accepted Out of 2,361

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California College of the Arts was 64.8% (1,531 admissions from 2,361 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 68.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 18.6%, while admissions grew by 12.2%.

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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 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California College of the Arts has a total enrollment of 1,983 students. The full-time enrollment at California College of the Arts is 1,874 students and the part-time enrollment is 109. This means that 94.5% 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 24.9% White, 15.3% Asian, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.5% Black or African American, 0.656% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.303% 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 (13.4%), followed by Asian Female (12.1%) and White Male (9.56%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (17.4%), followed by White Male (12.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.98%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California College of the Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,983 students. The full-time enrollment at California College of the Arts is 1,874 and the part-time enrollment is 109. This means that 94.5% of students enrolled at California College of the Arts are enrolled full-time compared with 70.8% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%

2016 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 81%. 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

    494

  2. Asian

    304

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    232

The enrolled student population at California College of the Arts is 24.9% White, 15.3% Asian, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.5% Black or African American, 0.656% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.303% 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 45.5% White, 15.4% Black or African American, and 15.3% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 123 students (6.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 113 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 (163 degrees awarded). There were 2.47 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (66 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California College of the Arts is Illustration (41 degrees awarded), followed by Graphic Design (37 degrees) and Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (31 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 Architecture and Related Services (49 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (40 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (344 degrees).

Workforce

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 California College of the Arts are Designers (223,007 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (203,303 people), Miscellaneous managers (166,662 people), Postsecondary teachers (120,126 people), and Architects, except naval (109,167 people).

The most specialized majors at California College of the Arts are Architecture and Related Services (49 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (40 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (344 degrees), English (22 degrees), and Precision Production (10 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 Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Dental hygienists, Chief executives & legislators, and General & operations managers

The most specialized majors at California College of the Arts are Architecture and Related Services (49 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (40 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (344 degrees), English (22 degrees), and Precision Production (10 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 (362,141 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (245,164 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (168,269 people), Computer Systems Design (105,550 people), and Hospitals (87,718 people).

The most specialized majors at California College of the Arts are Architecture and Related Services (49 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (40 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (344 degrees), English (22 degrees), and Precision Production (10 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. 41 degrees awarded

  2. 37 degrees awarded

  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California College of the Arts was Illustration with 41 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 176

  2. 289

In 2016, 176 degrees were awarded to men at California College of the Arts, which is 0.609 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (289).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 29 degrees were awarded to men at California College of the Arts in Architecture, which is 1.45 times more than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 35 degrees were awarded to women at California College of the Arts in Fine & Studio Arts Management, which is 1.75 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%

100% Completion Time

53%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 29% 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, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California College of the Arts is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 5.84% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    163 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    66 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California College of the Arts is white (163 degrees awarded). There were 2.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (66 degrees).

8.17% of degree recipients (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    92 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    71 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at California College of the Arts is white female (92 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (71 degrees).

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Operations

California College of the Arts has an endowment valued at nearly $33M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.2M (6.67%), compared to the 0.512% average return ($49.1k on $9.59M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2015, California College of the Arts had a total expenditure of $64.5M. Of that $64.5M, they spent $33.7M on salaries and $64.5M on benefits.

California College of the Arts employs 50 Associate professors, 27 Professors, and 21 Assistant professors. Most academics at California College of the Arts are Male Associate professors (29), Female Associate professors(21), and Male Professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California College of the Arts are: Management, with 111 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 36 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$33M

2015 Endowment

2.88%

growth from 2014

California College of the Arts has an endowment valued at about $33M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of California College of the Arts grew 2.88% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.4M 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. $916k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $60k - Local

As of 2015, California College of the Arts received $916k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $60k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$33.7M

Salary Expenditure

$64.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, California College of the Arts had a total expenditure of $64.5M. Of that $64.5M, they spent $33.7M on salaries and $64.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at California College of the Arts as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$33.7M

2015 Salaries

6%

growth from 2014

In 2015, California College of the Arts paid a median of $33.7M in salaries, which represents 52.3% of their overall expenditure ($64.5M) and a 6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.66% growth from 2013 and a 3.72% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.52M (38.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.48M

Instructional Salaries

102

Number of Employees

In 2015, California College of the Arts paid a total of $8.48M to 102 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $639k (25.3%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

50 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

111 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at California College of the Arts were Associate professor with 50 employees; Professor with 27 employees; and Professor with 21 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California College of the Arts were Management with 111 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California College of the Arts was Male Associate professor with 29 employees, Female Associate professor with 21 employees, and Male Professor with 16 employees.

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

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