CCS Description

The College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, Michigan is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in the visual arts.

Academics at CCS are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Bachelor’s degrees are granted in 11 different emphasis areas. These include career-oriented pathways such as Advertising, Art Education, Commercial Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Product Design.

There are also two relatively new master’s degrees available in Design and Transportation Design.

The career services department assists students throughout their time at CCS, hosting recruitment events and job-hunting workshops, while also offering internships and job-placement assistance.

Student life includes on-campus activities as well as access to student organizations. These include clubs related to different majors as well as cultural groups.

The city of Detroit also boasts numerous cultural, arts, dining, shopping and other activities.

Admission to CCS is not only based on transcripts, standardized test scores and optional letters of recommendation. Students also submit a portfolio of their artistic work, which factors significantly in the evaluation process.

Financial aid is available to eligible students to assist with tuition, housing and other expenses.

Quick Facts about College for Creative Studies

Region

Midwest

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Screaming Peacocks

Nickname

CCS

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$28,650

Out-of-State Tuition

$28,650

Retention Rate

76%

Enrollment

1,459

Year Established

1906

CCS Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
1,402
Freshman Class
275
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
1,459

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
96%
Graduate
4%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
89%
Part-Time
11%

Gender of Students

Women
57%
Men
43%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
5%
African American
7%
Caucasian
71%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
4%
Unknown and Other
11%

International Students

International
5%
Domestic
95%

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