Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA)

11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Institute of Art is a nonprofit private art school located in Cleveland, OH, that provides specialized education and training in a variety of art related fields. Cleveland Institute of Art has at least twenty different programs available to students, and it awards degrees up to a Bachelor's degree. The more popular enrolled programs among aspiring artists are shown below:

  • Industrial Design
  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies

Student and special services are available at Cleveland Institute of Art, providing personal and academic assistance for students, which includes:

  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Student success after graduation may be determined by a number of factors, including graduation rate and loan default. At Cleveland Institute of Art, the graduation rate is around 58%, and the school has an average loan default rate of around 5%.

The last reported accreditation for this school was done by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation. Please visit for more information on programs offered and consumer disclosures.

Programs Offered

Below is a list of areas of study that may be available for students. Any linked program will direct you to the respective program's profile page which provides general educational requirements and possible career paths.

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

Communication Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

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 -. To calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $40 application fee for those applying to a program. Financial aid information may be obtained by contacting the financial aid office at (216) 421-7425. The financial figures shown on this page provide information regarding costs and fees at Cleveland Institute of Art, these numbers may change in a given year due to a variety of factors.

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

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $36,000-$43,000
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,500 to $1,800 per credit hour
  • Required fees: $2,600

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 Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships97%$20,267
Receiving Student Loans83%$9,440

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Contact Information

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