College for Creative Studies

494 reviews
  1. Detroit, MI
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
College for Creative Studies is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
201 E Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202

College for Creative Studies Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
46%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$34,419/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $29,757/ year
  • $30-48k
    $27,616/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,479/ year
  • $76-110k
    $34,196/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,695/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
39%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,120Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Talented.
    60%
  • Hard working and enjoy the campus and classes
    20%
  • Very motivated
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
60%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
Poll
90%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.39 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • "Next generation art and design."
    67%
  • Challenges what you think you know
    20%
  • "Insane, but well worth it."
    7%
  • Never earn your degree with how expensive it is!
    7%

After College for Creative Studies

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses

Reviews

494 reviews
  • Excellent
    95
  • Very Good
    170
  • Average
    169
  • Poor
    42
  • Terrible
    18
I was very excited to attend this school I always wanted to be an animator and this was my chance. The school was expensive but I took out student loans to pay for it. I regret that. I'm 172,000 in debt and I still don't have my degree, only have 6 (originally 9) credits remaining before I have my degree and those 6 credits are liberal arts electives. This screw up happened because when I went to register for my courses my counselor did not schedule me out correctly and I ended up taking 2 classes that I did not need and do not count towards my degree audit. I'm not willing or able to take out any more private loans as sallie mae (now navient) has been hounding about my payments. Those classes together are a total of $7000, at the moment I'm supporting myself so I can't afford it, and I'm currently paying off a balance that I owe to the school. At the rate that I'm paying it'll be 3 years before I can finally finish. I've had many meetings with counselors, registrars, faculty members etc. faculty did everything they could to help me but as far as the higher ups they just don't want to do it, even though other students have told me that the counselors they have worked with have been great. One told me that one of the counselors was able to find him extra financial aid, and other students have said the same. I'm not sure why they weren't willing to help me I've given them 172,000 in money. I know one thing they are having their review for their accreditation soon I'm not going to give them a positive review.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Dec 6 2015
I love the food here! It's delicious to say the least. The Taubman has more variety since there are two cafeterias instead of one on the WB campus. Even though the prices are a little expensive, it comes in handy with students who have meal plans. The interaction is very pleasant and the little side bars that they offer is great.
  • College Freshman
  • May 5 2015
College for Creative Studies is a one of a kind school. The professors are excellent and the students who attend the school are devoted to their work. We become prepared for the workforce, with some students getting internships by Sophomore year. Facilities are excellent, but the shuttle service between campuses needs some work. Overall, CCS is the only place to come for an art or design degree, but the cost is insane.
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago