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California College of the Arts (CCA)

5212 Broadway, Oakland, CA

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CCA is a nonprofit private art school located in Oakland, CA, that provides specialized education and training in a variety of art related fields. Over twenty different programs are offered at CCA, and it awards degrees up to a Master's degree. Some of the more popular programs being offered for aspiring artists includes:

  • Creative Writing
  • Architecture
  • Painting
  • Design and Visual Communications
  • Graphic Design

Student and special services are available at California College of the Arts, giving personal and academic assistance for students, which includes:

  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment

Student success after graduation may be determined by a number of factors, including graduation rate and loan default. At CCA, the graduation rate is around 49%, and the school has an average loan default rate of around 4%.

The last reported accreditation for California College of the Arts was done by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities. Get more information by visiting the school's official website, where you can see classes offered, financial aid & tuition, and disclosures.

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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Find more information about available programs offered by California College of the Arts by clicking the request information button to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

English Language and Literature


Visual and Performing Arts

Communications and Journalism

  • Digital Communication and Media (B, M)

Communication Technology

Precision Production

  • Furniture Design and Manufacturing (B)

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average annual "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $32,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance visit the net price calculator. There is also a $60 application fee for students applying to the school. Student who wish to obtain more information regarding financial aid may contact the school's financial aid office at (415) 703-9528, which has information regarding types of aid, forms and more. Any tuition and financial aid figures listed provide an outline of costs at CCA, however they may not accurately represent current costs, fees, or tuition. Please check with CCA for more information.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

Undergraduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $38,000-$46,000
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,600-$1,900 per unit
  • Required fees: $370

Graduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $40,000-$48,000 for graduate students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,300-$1,600 per unit
  • Required fees for graduate students are around $370

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid87%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships87%$16,972
Receiving Student Loans57%$6,723

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 4%.