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| Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
17 Fountain St. NW • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Undergraduate Enrollment Information: 616-451-2787, kcad.edu/next
At Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, the future is yours for the making. KCAD offers all the advantages of a conservatory college of art and design — creative immersion, expert faculty, and personalized instruction — without sacrificing the vital support systems and educational value of a state university.
From its roots as a talent pipeline for West Michigan’s furniture industry, KCAD has grown in harmony with a region dominated by innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurial thinking. Its accessible urban campus in the heart of Grand Rapids’ vibrant creative community and thriving design industry is the perfect environment for transforming your passion for making things into in-demand 21st century skills and dynamic career opportunities.
Spark your future at kcad.edu/next.
Year founded: 1928
Current enrollment: 875
Student-faculty ratio: 10:1
Number of undergraduate degrees offered: 14
Number of master’s degrees offered: 5
Number of doctoral degrees offered: 0
Subject matter expertise: Digital art and design, illustration, interior design, photography, product design, fashion studies, and fine art
In-state tuition: Full time: $22,154; Per credit hour: $443-$470 for general education courses; $1,021 for studio courses
Out-of-state tuition: U.S. territory or Canadian residents – Full time: $22,154; Per credit hour: $443-$470 for general education courses; $1,021 for studio courses. International – Full time: $37,937; Per credit hour: $715-$756 for general education courses; $1,628 for studio courses
Percentage of students on financial aid: 90-95%
Top three awards/recognitions: KCAD is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. The Master of Architecture Program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.