College for Creative Studies

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$48,030
4.03% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$34,906
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.62%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
49.2%
1,622 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,517
79% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
64.1%
164 Graduates

About

College for Creative Studies is a higher education institution located in Wayne County, MI. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at College for Creative Studies were General Drafting & Design Technology (82 degrees awarded), Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (72 degrees), and Illustration (53 degrees).

In 2022, 325 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College for Creative Studies. 54.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (156 degrees), 4.73 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (33 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College for Creative Studies is $48,030, which is $33,089 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at College for Creative Studies is $48,030, which is $33,089 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 $34,906.

In 2022, 89% of undergraduate students attending College for Creative Studies received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$48,030
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at College for Creative Studies was $48,030. The cost of tuition at College for Creative Studies is $33,089 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$34,906
2022 Value
2.07%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 College for Creative Studies had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,906. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of College for Creative Studies grew by 2.07%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,350
Room and Board
$1,900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College for Creative Studies was of $8,350 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 7.74% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,900. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
51%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

89% of undergraduate students at College for Creative Studies received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 4.3% with respect to 2021, when 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.62%
2019 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at College for Creative Studies was 1.62%, which represents 5 out of the 308 total borrowers.

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Admissions

College for Creative Studies received 1,622 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 9.23% annual growth. Out of those 1,622 applicants, 798 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 49.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,517 students enrolled at College for Creative Studies in 2022.

College for Creative Studies has an overall enrollment yield of 32.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

49.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
798
Accepted Out of 1,622

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of College for Creative Studies was 49.2% (798 admissions from 1,622 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 53.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 9.23%, while admissions declined by −0.125%..

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Enrollment

College for Creative Studies had a total enrollment of 1,517 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at College for Creative Studies is 1,199 students and the part-time enrollment is 318. This means that 79% of students enrolled at College for Creative Studies are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College for Creative Studies, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.7% White, 12.5% Black or African American, 6.06% Two or More Races, 5.87% Hispanic or Latino, 4.75% Asian, 0.264% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.198% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at College for Creative Studies in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.4%), followed by White Male (16.7%) and Black or African American Female (6.58%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (10.2%), followed by White Male (5.08%) and Two or More Races Male (3.39%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College for Creative Studies in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,517 students. The full-time enrollment at College for Creative Studies is 1,199 and the part-time enrollment is 318. This means that 79% of students enrolled at College for Creative Studies are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
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 College for Creative Studies was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), College for Creative Studies had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    785 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    190 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    92 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at College for Creative Studies is 51.7% White, 12.5% Black or African American, 6.06% Two or More Races, 5.87% Hispanic or Latino, 4.75% Asian, 0.264% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.198% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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, 135 students (8.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 31 more women than men received degrees from College for Creative Studies. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at College for Creative Studies is white (156 degrees awarded). There were 4.73 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (33 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at College for Creative Studies is General Drafting & Design Technology (82 degrees awarded), followed by Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (72 degrees) and Illustration (53 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at College for Creative Studies, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (72 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (89 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (130 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 College for Creative Studies are Software developers (606,087 people), Other managers (237,194 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (142,624 people), Computer occupations, all other (136,481 people), and Computer & information systems managers (128,685 people).

The most specialized majors at College for Creative Studies in 2022 are Communication Technologies (72 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (89 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (130 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (26 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College for Creative Studies are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Financial examiners

The most specialized majors at College for Creative Studies are Communication Technologies (72 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (89 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (130 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (26 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (5 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 College for Creative Studies are Computer Systems Design (689,382 people), Elementary & secondary schools (340,581 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (252,058 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (191,381 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (130,321 people).

The most specialized majors at College for Creative Studies are Communication Technologies (72 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (89 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (130 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (26 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at College for Creative Studies was General Drafting & Design Technology with 82 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

147
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
178
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 147 degrees were awarded to men at College for Creative Studies, which is 0.826 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (178).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 71 degrees were awarded to men at College for Creative Studies in General Drafting & Design Technology, which is 3.94 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 41 degrees were awarded to men at College for Creative Studies in Illustration, which is 3.42 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 34% of students graduating from College for Creative Studies completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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

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Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at College for Creative Studies is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% 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, 17.7% of graduates (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    156 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    33 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College for Creative Studies is white (156 degrees awarded). There were 4.73 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (33 degrees).

9.85% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    93 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    63 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at College for Creative Studies is white female (93 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (63 degrees).

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Operations

College for Creative Studies has an endowment valued at nearly $87.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−17.7%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, College for Creative Studies had a total salary expenditure of 62.3M. College for Creative Studies employs 23 Associate professors, 13 Professors and 13 Assistant professors. Most academics at College for Creative Studies are Male Associate professor (17), Male Professor (10), and Male Assistant professor (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College for Creative Studies are: Management, with 42 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 42 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees.

Endowment

$87.8M
2022 Endowment
17.2%
decline from 2021

College for Creative Studies has an endowment valued at about $87.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of College for Creative Studies declined 17.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $76.1M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$29.1M
2022 Salaries
22.6%
growth from 2021

In 2022, College for Creative Studies paid a median of $29.1M in salaries, which represents 46.6% of their overall expenditure ($62.3M) and a 22.6% 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

$5.07M
Instructional Salaries
49
Number of Employees

In 2022, College for Creative Studies paid a total of $5.07M to 49 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.5% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
23 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
42 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at College for Creative Studies were Associate professor with 23 employees, Professor with 13 employees, and Assistant professor with 13 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College for Creative Studies were Management with 42 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 42 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College for Creative Studies was Male Associate professor with 17 employees, Male Professor with 10 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 8 employees.

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