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Corcoran College of Art and Design

500 Seventeenth Street, NW, Washington, DC

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Corcoran College of Art and Design, located in Washington, District Of Columbia, is a nonprofit private art institution that offers interested students career training in the fields of art and design. More than twenty different programs are offered at Corcoran College of Art and Design, with a Master's degree being the highest level offered. Here are the programs with more popularity among aspiring artists:

  • Fine Studio Arts
  • Interior Design
  • Art History
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Photojournalism
  • Graphic Design

To help students and alumni succeed, Corcoran College of Art and Design may provide support services like:

  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment

Student success after graduation may be determined by a number of factors, including graduation rate and loan default. At Corcoran College of Art and Design, the graduation rate is about 57%, and the school has an average loan default rate of around 4%.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has accredited the education provided by Corcoran College of Art and Design for over twenty-nine straight years. To read more and get consumer disclosures, please visit corcoran.edu.

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Programs Offered

The following is a list of areas of study available at Corcoran College of Art and Design. Programs that have a link will take you to the program's profile page where education requirements, career pathways, and other information is available.

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

Visual and Performing Arts


  • Art Teacher Education (M)

Communications and Journalism

Interdisciplinary Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Communication Technology

  • Prepress , Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design (C)

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The cost of attendance is approximately $27,900 per year, after the grants, scholarships and other forms of aid are calculated. To calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The cost to submit an application is $45. The financial aid department provides information and resources for students seeking out financial options. Their phone number is (202) 639-1816. The figures listed are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

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

Tuition & Fees Information

Undergraduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • The estimated tuition range is around $31,000-$37,000 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,000-$1,200 per unit
  • Required fees for full-time students: $210

Graduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $25,000-$30,000 for graduate students
  • Per unit charges are around $1,400 for part time students
  • Required fees for graduate students are around $210

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 Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$16,586
Receiving Student Loans96%$11,515

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