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Facts + Figures

Our diverse community intersects art, industry, and important issues to create work that matters. And we’ve got the numbers to prove it.


Learn why CCA is one of the world’s best value art colleges

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CCA’s programs stand out

Art college rankings position California College of the Arts as one of the best art and design schools in California, the United States, and the world. From greatest salary potential to most sustainable to overall best value, our accolades are bolstered by innovative facilities, interdisciplinary programs, and expert faculty that have made CCA a top-tier art college.

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Top ranked for return on investment

CCA is focused on keeping tuition low and the returns on your investment high. Our interdisciplinary programs and dedicated faculty have landed us rankings of #1 art school in the nation, #16 best art school by salary potential, and #10 best college for art majors for best return on investment by PayScale.

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We champion a range of perspectives

CCA has been named one of the 10 most diverse colleges in the U.S. and also has one of the most diverse faculty cohorts of all AICAD schools. With a broad curriculum that emphasizes cultural literacy and challenges students to investigate inequality in all of its forms, we strive to make inclusion and diversity integral to your experience at the college.

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Learn about our community at a glance

You're an original. We like that. 52 countries represented. 45 states represented. 15% Asian American, 5% African American, 13% Hispanic/Latinx, 24% Caucasian, 38% International Students, 70% Acceptance Rate. CCA is one of a kind, too.

1,476 Undergraduates enrolled, 441 Graduates enrolled, 3.39 Average of CPA of entering freshmen, 88% faculty are practicing professionals, $21,300 average amount of combined scholarships and grants, 84% First Year Students re-enroll for their sophomore



Find reference materials below

Reports and documents

1. Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) Survey, CCA, 2014–15
2. California College of the Arts Factbook, 2016
3. The Outcomes Survey, CCA Office of Institutional Research and CCA Registrar Office, 2015

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