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| Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
17 Foundation St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Undergraduate Enrollment Information: 800-676-2787, kcad.edu
Designed to move you forward. Located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids on a resource-rich campus, KCAD provides 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.
KCAD faculty are accomplished artists, designers, and scholars who become mentors and role models, leveraging their deep professional experience to help students transform their creativity into a marketable skill set—and from there, a dynamic career.
At KCAD, the classroom extends beyond campus into West Michigan’s thriving art and design community, where our strong relationships with arts organizations, industryleading companies, and nonprofits help provide students with transformative real-world experiences and invaluable professional network connections. Move forward at kcad.edu.
Year founded: 1928
Current enrollment: 565
Student-faculty ratio: 7.5:1
Number of undergraduate degrees offered: 15
Number of master’s degrees offered: 5
Subject matter expertise: Collaborative Design, Digital Art and Design, Drawing, Fashion Studies, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Life Sciences and Pre-Medical Illustration, Painting, Photography, Product Design, Sculpture and Functional Art, Architecture, Design and Innovation.
In-state/Out-of-state tuition: $23,892
Percentage of students on financial aid: 90%
Top three awards/recognitions: KCAD is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The BFA in Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. The Master of Architecture program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.