Rankings

CCA ranks #1 for return on investment

Art college rankings position California College of the Arts as one of the best art and design schools.

From best value to best salary potential to being a top sustainable college, see how our interdisciplinary programs and expert faculty have made CCA a top-ranking art college in California, the United States, and the world.

 

Most Sustainable School

Based on a demonstrated strong commitment to ecological consideration in our art and design practices, CCA was recently named to The Princeton Review’s “Guide to 375 Green Colleges” as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in 2017.

Learn more about CCA's commitment to sustainability.

(2017 Guide to Green Colleges)

Best Value Art School
 

For best return on investment (ROI), CCA ranks #1 art school in the nation and top-10 best colleges for art majors and best undergraduate art college by salary potential.
(PayScale)

Best Graduate School for Fine Arts
 

Recognized as one of the best MFA programs in the nation for our master of fine arts (MFA) program.
(U.S. News & World Report)

Ranked #9 Worldwide

A top-ranked design school in the world for design innovation.
(Red Dot)

 

Top Design Programs in the US

Industrial Design Program is ranked best design program in the nation.

Interior Design Program is ranked #3 top interior design school in the West; #15 best interior design program in the US.
(Design Intelligence)

World's 25 Best Design Schools
 

Ranked one of the 25 best design schools in the world, our MBA in Design Strategy (DMBA) program integrates the study of design and business.
(Business Insider)

 

Top-Ranking Fashion Design Program in the US

Ranked a best fashion design program on the West Coast and a top 5 sustainable fashion design program in the nation.
(Fashion-Schools.org)

Most Sustainable School
 

A nationally recognized best sustainability-minded art college based on a demonstrated strong commitment to ecological consideration in our art and design practices.

Learn more about CCA's commitment to sustainability.

(2016 Guide to Green Colleges)

ADDITIONAL RANKINGS

 

ANIMATION

ARCHITECTURE

ART

DESIGN

FASHION

GRAPHIC DESIGN

HONORS

Rankings and awards reflect current and past distinctions.