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California College of the Arts

Quick Stats
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
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Overview
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Acceptance Rate

63.7%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$47,266

Average Salary in 10 Years

$48,000
Note: 10 years after enrolling at California College of the Arts

California College of the Arts is located in San Francisco, California. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 1,486 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat selective with an acceptance rate of 63.7%.

Popular majors include Visual and Performing Arts, Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Architecture and Related Services, Precision Production, and English Language and Literature/Letters. 61% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $36,200.

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About
🗺 1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, California 94107
🌐 www.cca.edu
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Admissions
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California College of the Arts has around 2,005 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 21% decide to enroll at California College of the Arts. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 2,005 applicants 32% are men and 68% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 212 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 47 men.

California College of the Arts's acceptance rate is 63.7%. The acceptance rate for men is 59.1% and the acceptance rate for women is 65.9%.

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Applicants
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Who applies to California College of the Arts?

Number of Applicants

2,005

Number of Applicants per Spot

7
per spot

Male Applicants

32%

Female Applicants

68%
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Acceptance Rate
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Getting into California College of the Arts

California College of the Arts Acceptance Rate

63.7%

Getting in

Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

59.1%

Female Acceptance Rate

65.9%
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School Popularity
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Do Students Want to Go to California College of the Arts?

California College of the Arts Admissions Yield

21%
of accepted students choose to go to California College of the Arts

Male Admissions Yield

23%

Female Admissions Yield

21%
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Application
Admission Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Required
College Requirements
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

61%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

71%

Women Graduation Rate

56%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Cost
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Can you afford to attend California College of the Arts?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$31,958
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$47,266
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$59,956
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$59,956
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$27,000
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$287
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of California College of the Arts would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

1%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

California College of the Arts Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

77%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

46%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at California College of the Arts you can visit www.cca.edu/students/financialaid.

California College of the Arts Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $59,956
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $59,956
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from California College of the Arts?

California College of the Arts students, on average, make $48,000 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 7% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from California College of the Arts

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at California College of the Arts. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

7.3%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at California College of the Arts.

Median Earnings of Students from California College of the Arts

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at California College of the Arts.

Male Students: Average Earnings from California College of the Arts

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at California College of the Arts.

Female Students: Average Earnings from California College of the Arts

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at California College of the Arts.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at California College of the Arts

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at California College of the Arts.
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Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend California College of the Arts? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

0.8x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at California College of the Arts. Salary is for the number of years after you start at California College of the Arts. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

0.6x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at California College of the Arts. Salary is for the number of years after you start at California College of the Arts. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

11
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$102,050
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-High
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Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at California College of the Arts?

Yes
Highest degree: Master's degree
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Students
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Undergraduate Focus

77%

Undergrads

1,486

Total Students

1,927
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

5%

Students over 25

16%

Student Median Household Income

$73,343
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

64%
of undergraduates

Men

36%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

More Women

California College of the Arts has more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 56 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 178 women.

International Students

37%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at California College of the Arts

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at California College of the Arts study?

California College of the Arts Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at California College of the Arts are:

  1. Visual and Performing Arts
  2. Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
  3. Architecture and Related Services
  4. Precision Production
  5. English Language and Literature/Letters
Approximately 100% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at California College of the Arts?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

84%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

California College of the Arts has a retention rate of 84% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

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Transfers
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Undergraduate Transfers

128
9% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Medium-Low

California College of the Arts has around 128 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 9% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see California College of the Arts as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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Living in San Francisco, California
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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

715
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

42
in 2017
Source: FBI
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Politics in California
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Democratic

Politically, California tends to be More Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 62% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 32% voted for the Republican party, and 3% voted for neither.

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