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College Profile: College for Creative Studies

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College for Creative Studies (CCS) is a leading art education institution in the United States. It is a private, fully accredited, four-year college located in Detroit, Michigan. CCS is credited with having one of the world’s most recognized programs in transportation design and for placing more graduates in automotive design than any other school. The school is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), a consortium of thirty-six leading art schools in the United States. The college had its origin in 1906 with the formation of the Society of Arts and Crafts. In 1926, the society became one of the first Arts and Crafts organizations in America to offer an educational program in the arts. In 1962, when the Michigan Department of Education authorized the granting of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Industrial Design, the school officially became a college. In 1975 the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts changed its name to the Center for Creative Studies-College of Art and Design and in 2001 it assumed its present name. Currently CCS offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in 11 majors: Advertising Design, Animation and Digital Media (now under the name Entertainment Arts), Art Education, Crafts, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design, and Transportation Design. The College also offers noncredit courses in the visual arts through its Continuing Education programs and opportunities for youth through Community Arts Partnerships. On January 8th, 2006, Richard Rogers, President of the school, announced at the 2006 North American International Auto Show that Josephine Ford, the only granddaughter of Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford, bequeathed $50 million to CCS upon her death the previous June. This gift stands as the largest single gift ever made to a private arts college in the United States, and the largest gift to any private school in Michigan. The official mascot is the Screaming Peacock and the school colors are cardinal and eggshell. This school features the Urban setting, Very large city (over 500,000) and Commuter campus. For all that, the school is located 2 miles from downtown.Further, the university has many unique facilities such as extensive studio space, art gallery for student exhibitions, foundry, computer studios, wood shop, metals shop, glassblowing studio, ceramic studio, fiber studio. Students should note the housing policies: thirty-seven percent of first-year students live in college housing, twenty-three percent of all undergraduates live in college housing, Apartments For Single Students, one-MAY deadline for housing deposit, two hundred dollars amount of housing deposit, and First-time first-year students allowed to have car. tuition cost are $26,375, 95% of attending 1,291 students get some form of financial aid Percent of undergraduate enrollment by gender Men 59% Women 41% Percent of undergraduate enrollment by race/ethnicity Non-resident alien 0% Black non-Hispanic 7% American Indian or Alaskan Native 1% Asian or Pacific Islander 6% Hispanic 3% White non-Hispanic 68%
201 E Kirby
Detroit, MI
313-664-7400 (general)
313-664-7495 (financial aid)
313-664-7425 (admissions)

Mission Statement

The College for Creative Studies nurtures the creativity that is vital to the enrichment of modern culture. The College educates visual artists and designers, knowledgeable in varied fields, who will be leaders in creative professions that shape society and advance economic growth. The College fosters students' resolve to pursue excellence, act ethically, embrace their responsibilities as citizens of diverse local and global communities, and learn throughout their lives. The College engages in community service by offering opportunities for artistic enrichment and opening career pathways to talented individuals of all ages.

General Information
Other Names CCS
Type Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control Private not-for-profit
Size 1,000 - 4,999
Campus Setting City: Large
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyYes Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy No
Admission test scores Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Required

Applicants (most recent fall period)
Admissions (most recent fall period)
Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
1,716 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
1,615 Fall Applicants512 Total Dormitory Capacity
720 Fall Admissions

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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
No Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
Yes Bachelor's degreeYes Postbaccalaureate certificate
Yes Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

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