Private 4 Year

Corcoran College of Art and Design

Washington, District Of Columbia

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Corcoran College of Art and Design overview
Location Washington, District Of Columbia
Online corcoran.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Corcoran College of Art and Design overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The Corcoran College of Art and Design, located in the heart of Washington, D.C., is an esteemed institution dedicated to fostering creativity and cultivation of the arts. Established in 1869, it is one of the oldest privately supported cultural institutions in the United States. The college is situated within walking distance of the White House and the National Mall, offering students a vibrant urban campus environment steeped in cultural and political significance. With a curriculum focused on visual arts and design disciplines, the Corcoran is known for its rigorous studio practices and critical theory studies. The school maintains a selective admissions policy, seeking students who demonstrate strong creative potential and a commitment to the arts. Housing is available for students, creating a focused community of artists and designers. Not due to sports, the Corcoran's identity is primarily academic and artistic, with its well-regarded Fine Arts and Photography programs drawing aspiring artists from across the nation and abroad.

In the most recent statistical year 605 prospective students applied, and 189 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 51 enrolled in the school.  471 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 435 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $30,930 plus fees of $200.












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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition High
Application Fee $0

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Costs for Corcoran College of Art and Design
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,600
Other Fees$200
Room and Board $13,150
Budget for Other Expenses$0
Total One Year Cost$46,880

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Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

57% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Corcoran College of Art and Design students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 81%
Communication 16%
Communications Technology 1%
Computer and Information Sciences 1%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=131308 IPEDS survey data for Corcoran College of Art and Design.

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