Columbus College of Art and Design

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$37,650
3.15% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$29,238
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.53%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
91%
776 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
972
98.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
59.8%
146 Graduates

About

Columbus College of Art and Design is a higher education institution located in Franklin County, OH. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Columbus College of Art and Design were Illustration (56 degrees awarded), Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (44 degrees), and Commercial & Advertising Art (34 degrees).

In 2022, 210 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbus College of Art and Design. 72.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (145 degrees), 10.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (14 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbus College of Art and Design is $37,650, which is $22,709 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Columbus College of Art and Design is $37,650, which is $22,709 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,238.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Columbus College of Art and Design received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$37,650
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Columbus College of Art and Design was $37,650. The cost of tuition at Columbus College of Art and Design is $22,709 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$29,238
2022 Value
41.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Columbus College of Art and Design had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,238. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Columbus College of Art and Design grew by 41.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,699
Room and Board
$1,742
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbus College of Art and Design was of $11,699 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 9.95% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,742. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Columbus College of Art and Design received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1% with respect to 2021, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.53%
2019 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Columbus College of Art and Design was 3.53%, which represents 11 out of the 312 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Columbus College of Art and Design received 776 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 6.3% annual growth. Out of those 776 applicants, 706 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91% acceptance rate.

There were 972 students enrolled at Columbus College of Art and Design in 2022.

Columbus College of Art and Design has an overall enrollment yield of 32.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
706
Accepted Out of 776

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Columbus College of Art and Design was 91% (706 admissions from 776 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 94.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 6.3%, while admissions grew by 2.47%..

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Enrollment

Columbus College of Art and Design had a total enrollment of 972 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Columbus College of Art and Design is 958 students and the part-time enrollment is 14. This means that 98.6% of students enrolled at Columbus College of Art and Design are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbus College of Art and Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.8% White, 11% Black or African American, 7.72% Hispanic or Latino, 5.14% Two or More Races, and 4.01% Asian.

Students enrolled at Columbus College of Art and Design in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.3%), followed by White Male (19.7%) and Black or African American Female (7.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.7%), followed by White Male (21.4%) and Asian Female (7.14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbus College of Art and Design in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 972 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbus College of Art and Design is 958 and the part-time enrollment is 14. This means that 98.6% of students enrolled at Columbus College of Art and Design are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Columbus College of Art and Design was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Columbus College of Art and Design had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    640 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    107 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    75 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Columbus College of Art and Design is 65.8% White, 11% Black or African American, 7.72% Hispanic or Latino, 5.14% Two or More Races, and 4.01% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 41 students (4.22%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 94 more women than men received degrees from Columbus College of Art and Design. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Columbus College of Art and Design is white (145 degrees awarded). There were 10.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (14 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Columbus College of Art and Design is Illustration (56 degrees awarded), followed by Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (44 degrees) and Commercial & Advertising Art (34 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Columbus College of Art and Design, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (44 degrees awarded) and Visual & Performing Arts (166 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbus College of Art and Design are Graphic designers (96,567 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (80,082 people), Other managers (79,954 people), Other designers (58,193 people), and Postsecondary teachers (56,687 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbus College of Art and Design in 2022 are Communication Technologies (44 degrees awarded) and Visual & Performing Arts (166 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbus College of Art and Design are Physicians, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Economists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Columbus College of Art and Design are Communication Technologies (44 degrees awarded) and Visual & Performing Arts (166 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbus College of Art and Design are Elementary & secondary schools (178,261 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (123,559 people), Computer Systems Design (77,796 people), Specialized design services (59,722 people), and Motion pictures & video industries (51,336 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbus College of Art and Design are Communication Technologies (44 degrees awarded) and Visual & Performing Arts (166 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
  1. 56 degrees awarded
  2. 44 degrees awarded
  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Columbus College of Art and Design was Illustration with 56 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

58
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
152
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 58 degrees were awarded to men at Columbus College of Art and Design, which is 0.382 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (152).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Columbus College of Art and Design in Illustration, which is 0.436 times less than the 39 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 39 degrees were awarded to men at Columbus College of Art and Design in Illustration, which is 2.29 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
61%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 53% of students graduating from Columbus College of Art and Design completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Columbus College of Art and Design is Female and Asian (83.3% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.37% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    145 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    14 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbus College of Art and Design is white (145 degrees awarded). There were 10.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (14 degrees).

6.67% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    102 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    43 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Columbus College of Art and Design is white female (102 degrees awarded). There were 2.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (43 degrees).

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Operations

Columbus College of Art and Design has an endowment valued at nearly $17.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−15.4%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Columbus College of Art and Design had a total salary expenditure of 26.7M. Columbus College of Art and Design employs 20 Professors, 18 Associate professors and 18 Assistant professors. Most academics at Columbus College of Art and Design are Female Professor (11), Male Assistant professor (11), and Male Professor (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbus College of Art and Design are: Management, with 25 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 16 employees, and Service with 13 employees.

Endowment

$17.7M
2022 Endowment
4.71%
decline from 2021

Columbus College of Art and Design has an endowment valued at about $17.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbus College of Art and Design declined 4.71% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.04M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$13M
2022 Salaries
7.44%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Columbus College of Art and Design paid a median of $13M in salaries, which represents 48.7% of their overall expenditure ($26.7M) and a 7.44% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.91M
Instructional Salaries
56
Number of Employees

In 2022, Columbus College of Art and Design paid a total of $3.91M to 56 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
20 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
25 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbus College of Art and Design were Professor with 20 employees, Associate professor with 18 employees, and Assistant professor with 18 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbus College of Art and Design were Management with 25 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 employees, and Service with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbus College of Art and Design was Female Professor with 11 employees, Male Assistant professor with 11 employees, and Male Professor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Columbus College of Art and Design.

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