Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD)

60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH

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CCAD, located in Columbus, OH, is a nonprofit private art institution that offers interested students career training in the fields of art and design. Columbus College of Art and Design has several programs to pick from. The more popular programs among aspiring artists are shown below:

  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Illustration
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies
  • Film, Video and Photographic Arts
  • Fashion Design
  • Industrial Design

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

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance

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. Columbus College of Art and Design has an annual graduation rate of 64%, and a loan default rate of around 6%.

This school has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission having first received its accreditation from that agency in 1986. To learn more and get consumer disclosures, you can visit

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.

Get more information about the programs offered by Columbus College of Art and Design by clicking the request information to the right.

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

Communication Technology

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 estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The cost of attendance is approximately - 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 $40. The school's financial aid department offers additional information regarding types of aid, how to apply and more. Students may contact the school by calling (614) 222-3295. The financial figures shown on this page provide information regarding costs and fees at Columbus College of Art and Design, 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

Undergraduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $31,000-$37,000
  • Per unit charges are around $1,400 for part time students
  • Required fees: $2,000

Graduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $31,000-$37,000 for graduate students
  • Required fees for graduate students are around $2,000

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%$15,233
Receiving Student Loans79%$8,910

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