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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, DC, is a nonprofit private art institution that offers interested students training in the fields of art and design. Corcoran College of Art and Design has at least twenty different programs available to students, and it awards degrees up to a Master's degree. The more popular programs among aspiring artists are shown below:

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

Student and special services are available at Corcoran College of Art and Design, giving personal and academic assistance for students, which includes:

  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs

Students can use various means to evaluate school performance. A school's graduation and loan default rates are among the strongest indicators of educational and career success. Corcoran College of Art and Design has a yearly graduation rate of 57%, and a loan default rate of about 4%.

The last reported accreditation for this school was done by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Please visit corcoran.edu for more information on programs offered and consumer disclosures.

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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%.