California College of the Arts

1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, 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 California College of the Arts, with a Master's degree being the highest level offered. Listed below are the programs with more popularity among aspiring artists:

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

To help students and recent graduates, CCA may provide some services to students like those listed below:

  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • 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. Please visit for more information on programs offered and consumer disclosures.

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 (PhD,...)


Communication Technology

English Language and Literature

Precision Production

Visual and Performing Arts

*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average annual "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around -. 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 this school, however they may not accurately represent current costs, fees, or tuition. Please check with this school 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

  • The estimated tuition range is around $43,000-$52,000 per year
  • Per unit charges are around $2,000 for part time students
  • Required fees: $480

Graduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • The estimated tuition range for graduate students is around $46,000-$55,000 per year
  • Per unit charges are around $1,700 for part time students
  • Required fees for graduate students are around $480

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 Aid85%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships85%$20,124
Receiving Student Loans45%$7,537

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