Parents’ Guide to College 2023 Special Section
| College for Creative Studies
201 East Kirby, Detroit, MI 48202
Enrollment Information: 313-664-7425, collegeforcreativestudies.edu
For more than a century, the College for Creative Studies (CCS) has distinguished itself as one of the premier institutions of higher learning in the world. Located in the heart of Detroit’s innovation district our veritable force of talent and resources is unrivaled. CCS is a world-class institution that educates artists and designers to be leaders in the creative professions. Private and fully accredited, the college enrolls nearly 1,400 students pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees.
At CCS, students have the opportunity to participate in experiential learning and collaborations with industry in the classroom, providing opportunities to gain practical skills through hands-on experiences with faculty, peers, industry and community partners. In the 2021/2022 academic year alone, 713 companies have engaged with CCS to review portfolios, conduct workshops and recruit talent.
As graduates, CCS alumni are changing the world by applying the skills they’ve learned to the pressing problems of our times. From documenting history in the making to helping keep front-line workers safe, our alumni re-envision and redefine what it means to be creatives in the 21st century.
Year founded: 1906
Current enrollment: 1,383
Student-faculty ratio: 10:1
Number of undergraduate degrees offered: 13
Number of master’s degrees offered: Master of Arts in 6 programs and Master of Fine Arts in 5 programs
Subject matter expertise: Art and Design, Sustainable Design, Design for Climate Action, Fashion Design Transportation Design, Product Design, User Experience, Advertising, Film & Photography, Interior Design & Color & Materials, Craft and Material Studies, Fine Arts, Printmaking and Sculpture, Illustration, Communication Design, Art Education, Animation, Video Game Design, Concept Design, Motion Design.
In-state/Out-of-state tuition: Undergraduate: $49,950; Graduate: $50,160
Percentage of students on financial aid: 98%
Top three awards/recognitions: Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) through 2030; U.S. News & World Report – Best Grad Schools. Wall Street Journal Best U.S. College’s List. Payscale Top Earning Alumni.