California College of the Arts

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$50,592
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$43,687
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.26%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
85.4%
2,625 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,612
91.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
67%
183 Graduates

About

California College of the Arts is a higher education institution located in San Francisco County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at California College of the Arts were Illustration (48 degrees awarded), Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (45 degrees), and Graphic Design (43 degrees).

In 2020, 525 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California College of the Arts. 64.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (98 degrees), 1.38 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (71 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California College of the Arts is $50,592, which is $36,192 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California College of the Arts is $50,592, which is $36,192 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $43,687.

In 2020, 73% of undergraduate students attending California College of the Arts received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 30% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$50,592
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at California College of the Arts was $50,592. The cost of tuition at California College of the Arts is $36,192 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$43,687
2020 Value
3.86%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 California College of the Arts had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $43,687. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of California College of the Arts grew by 3.86%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,963
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California College of the Arts was of $12,963 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 6.9% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
30%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

73% of undergraduate students at California College of the Arts received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.82% with respect to 2019, when 71% 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.
4.26%
2018 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at California College of the Arts was 4.26%, which represents 15 out of the 352 total borrowers.

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Admissions

California College of the Arts received 2,625 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.82% annual growth. Out of those 2,625 applicants, 2,243 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,612 students enrolled at California College of the Arts in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California College of the Arts has an overall enrollment yield of 8.52%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,243
Accepted Out of 2,625

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California College of the Arts was 85.4% (2,243 admissions from 2,625 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 85%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 1.82%, while admissions grew by 2.33%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at California College of the Arts in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California College of the Arts has a total enrollment of 1,612 students. The full-time enrollment at California College of the Arts is 1,479 students and the part-time enrollment is 133. This means that 91.7% of students enrolled at California College of the Arts are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California College of the Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 17.4% White, 16.3% Asian, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino, 4.84% Black or African American, 1.43% Two or More Races, 0.682% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at California College of the Arts in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (12.4%), followed by White Female (10.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.83%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (12%), followed by Asian Female (6.94%) and White Male (6.31%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California College of the Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,612 students. The full-time enrollment at California College of the Arts is 1,479 and the part-time enrollment is 133. This means that 91.7% of students enrolled at California College of the Arts are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2020 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 California College of the Arts was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), California College of the Arts had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    280
  2. Asian
    263
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    211

The enrolled student population at California College of the Arts is 17.4% White, 16.3% Asian, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino, 4.84% Black or African American, 1.43% Two or More Races, 0.682% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% 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, 68 students (4.22%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 151 more women than men received degrees from California College of the Arts. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at California College of the Arts is white (98 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (71 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California College of the Arts is Illustration (48 degrees awarded), followed by Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (45 degrees) and Graphic Design (43 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at California College of the Arts, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (56 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (42 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (314 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California College of the Arts are Elementary & middle school teachers (227,077 people), Other managers (172,194 people), Postsecondary teachers (137,820 people), Secondary school teachers (102,636 people), and Architects, except landscape and naval (100,856 people).

The most specialized majors at California College of the Arts are Communication Technologies (56 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (42 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (314 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (71 degrees), and English (11 degrees).

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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 California College of the Arts are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at California College of the Arts are Communication Technologies (56 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (42 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (314 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (71 degrees), and English (11 degrees).

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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 California College of the Arts are Elementary & secondary schools (459,995 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (292,646 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (182,936 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (162,125 people), and Computer Systems Design (139,219 people).

The most specialized majors at California College of the Arts are Communication Technologies (56 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (42 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (314 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (71 degrees), and English (11 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by California College of the Arts.
Most Common
  1. 48 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 45 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 43 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California College of the Arts was Illustration with 48 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

187
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
338
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 187 degrees were awarded to men at California College of the Arts, which is 0.553 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (338).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 26 degrees were awarded to men at California College of the Arts in Architecture, which is 1.63 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 49 degrees were awarded to women at California College of the Arts in Human Computer Interaction, which is 2.72 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 39% of students graduating from California College of the Arts completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California College of the Arts is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 4.37% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    98 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    71 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    60 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California College of the Arts is white (98 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (71 degrees).

3.81% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    60 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    39 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at California College of the Arts is white female (60 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (39 degrees).

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Operations

California College of the Arts has an endowment valued at nearly $37.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.12M (5.69%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, California College of the Arts had a total salary expenditure of $80.8M. California College of the Arts employs 41 Associate professors, 23 Professors, and 22 Assistant professors. Most academics at California College of the Arts are Female Associate professors (25), Male Associate professors(16), and Male Professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California College of the Arts are: Management, with 56 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 44 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 36 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$37.3M
2020 Endowment
3.26%
growth from 2019

California College of the Arts has an endowment valued at about $37.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of California College of the Arts grew 3.26% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $26.9M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.83M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $69k - Local

As of 2020, California College of the Arts received $1.83M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $69k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$39.8M
2020 Salaries
5.04%
decline from 2019

In 2020, California College of the Arts paid a median of $39.8M in salaries, which represents 49.3% of their overall expenditure ($80.8M) and a 5.04% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.18% growth from 2018 and a 12.2% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.79M
Instructional Salaries
86
Number of Employees

In 2020, California College of the Arts paid a total of $7.79M to 86 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
41 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
56 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at California College of the Arts were Associate professor with 41 employees; Professor with 23 employees; and Professor with 22 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California College of the Arts were Management with 56 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California College of the Arts was Female Associate professor with 25 employees, Male Associate professor with 16 employees, and Male Professor with 13 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at California College of the Arts.

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