Private 4 Year

College for Creative Studies

Detroit, Michigan

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College for Creative Studies overview
Location Detroit, Michigan
Online collegeforcreativestudies.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
College for Creative Studies overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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College for Creative Studies (CCS) is a private institution located in Detroit, Michigan, dedicated to the education of artists and designers. Founded in 1906 as the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, CCS has established itself as a beacon in art and design education, boasting a campus that reflects a blend of modern facilities, including the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, and historic architecture. The urban campus sits in Detroit's Cultural Center, offering students easy access to museums, galleries, and a vibrant city atmosphere that complements the school's creative ethos. CCS provides on-campus housing options to cultivate convenience for its student body. Renowned for its rigorous programs in areas such as Transportation Design, Industrial Design, and Illustration, the college maintains a focused academic profile with a broad array of creative disciplines. Its application process is selective, aiming to enroll students who demonstrate strong artistic potential. While CCS does not emphasize athletics, it invests deeply in its mission to prepare students for professional roles in art, design, and creative careers.

In the most recent statistical year 1,622 prospective students applied, and 798 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 260 enrolled in the school.  1,199 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 318 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $48,030 plus fees of $1,405.












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Admission Standards

College for Creative Studies overview
GPA 3.19

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for College for Creative Studies
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,976
Other Fees$1,405
Room and Board $8,850
Budget for Other Expenses$3,120
Total One Year Cost$63,381

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

57% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by College for Creative Studies students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 87%
Communications Technology 13%

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