California College of the Arts Rankings

California College of the Arts logo
EduRank.org best universities badge
Rank Ranking
#3196 of 14,134 In the World
#932 of 2,597 In North America
#863 of 2,496 In the United States
#75 of 249 In California
#7 of 12 In San Francisco
#548 of 1,017 For Fashion Design
#1122 of 1,252 For Photography
#2169 of 2,699 For Art & Design

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
85%
Avg. cost to attend
$43,687 /y
Aid receiving
77%
Undergraduates
1,239
Graduates
373
Male:Female Ratio
37:63
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
www.cca.edu

California College of the Arts Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 85% 81% 87%
Applicants 2,625 722 1,901
Admissions 2,243 588 1,653
Freshmen enrolled full time 191 74 116

23 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Nonresident Alien 673 (42%)
White 280 (17%)
Asian 263 (16%)
Hispanic 211 (13%)
Black or African American 78 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 68 (4%)
Two or more races 23 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 5 (0.3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 5 (0.3%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$43,687/year
Average aid awarded
$25,775
Students receiving aid
77%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $29,530
$30-48K $24,239
$48-75K $31,474
$75-110K $35,494
$110K+ $43,404

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $50,592$53,250
Tuition in-state $50,592$53,250
Tuition out-of-state $50,592$53,250
Fee in-district $545$545
Fee in-state $545$545
Fee out-of-state $545$545

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 919
Combined charge for room and board $18,593
Room charge $13,057
Meal charge $5,536

California College of the Arts Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Human Computer Interaction 34 33
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects 45 11
Illustration 48
Design and Visual Communications, General 44
Graphic Design 43
Architecture 26 16
Industrial and Product Design 33
Fine & Studio Arts, General 1 24
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 23
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 16 6
Interior Design 17
Intermedia & Multimedia 15
Fashion & Apparel Design 15
Painting 14
Creative Writing 3 8
Jewelry Arts 11
Photography 10
Furniture Design and Manufacturing 8
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics 5
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts 5
Museology & Museum Studies 4
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 3
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 3
Printmaking 1
Grand Total 353 172
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 67% 53% 74%
  • Full-time retention rate - 71%

Publications & Citations

Publications
149
Citations
965

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
77 / 413
Art & Design
69 / 372
Computer Science
37 / 543
Sociology
32 / 234
Engineering
30 / 237
Fashion Design
21 / 69
Art History
17 / 5
Business
15 / 123
Psychology
14 / 125
History
13 / 8
Human-Computer Interaction
12 / 198
Multimedia
10 / 30
Architecture
9 / 6
Gender Studies
8 / 13
Environmental Science
7 / 32
Aesthetics
7 / 0
Medicine
6 / 57
UX/UI Desgin
5 / 218
Graphic Design
5 / 110
Media Studies
5 / 53
Construction Management
4 / 27
Literature
4 / 11
Performing arts
4 / 4
Economics
4 / 30
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
4 / 16
Sexology
3 / 1
Data Science
3 / 2
Cognitive Science
3 / 16
Social Psychology
3 / 30
Creative Writing
3 / 23
Education Majors
3 / 21
Linguistics
3 / 4
Geography and Cartography
3 / 5
Forensic Science
2 / 0
Management
2 / 86
Archaeology
2 / 0
Math Teachers
2 / 21
Management Information Systems
2 / 86
Political Economy
2 / 14
Political Science
2 / 0

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
2006 7 1
2007 7 4
2008 6 2
2009 8 12
2010 13 12
2011 9 15
2012 16 18
2013 12 27
2014 15 53
2015 10 87
2016 14 91
2017 9 72
2018 13 97
2019 21 130
2020 13 186
2021 6 213

California College of the Arts alumni

  1. Chrisann Brennan

    Chrisann Brennan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    painteressayist
    Biography

    Chrisann Brennan is an American painter and memoirist. She is the author of The Bite in the Apple, an autobiography about her relationship with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. They had one child, Lisa Brennan-Jobs.

  2. Tom Franco

    Tom Franco
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Thomas Andrew Franco is an American actor, artist, and the founder of the Firehouse Art Collective in Berkeley, California. He is the brother of actors James Franco and Dave Franco.

  3. David Choe

    David Choe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    painterpodcasternovelist
    Biography

    David Choe is an American artist, musician, and former journalist and podcast host from Los Angeles. Choe's work appears in a wide variety of urban culture and entertainment contexts. He has illustrated and written for magazines including Hustler, Ray Gun and Vice. He has an ongoing relationship with the Asian pop culture store-cum-magazine Giant Robot. He once hung his work in a Double Rainbow ice cream shop located on Melrose Avenue. His figurative paintings, which explore themes of desire, degradation, and exaltation, are characterized by a raw, frenetic method that he has termed "dirty style."

  4. Mike Mignola

    Mike Mignola
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    comics artistnovelistartistscreenwriter
    Biography

    Mike Mignola is an American comics artist and writer best known for creating Hellboy for Dark Horse Comics, part of a shared universe of titles including B.P.R.D., Abe Sapien, Lobster Johnson, Witchfinder and various spinoffs. He has also created other supernatural and paranormal themed titles for Dark Horse including Baltimore, Joe Golem and The Amazing Screw-On Head.

General info

Alternative names CCA
Founded 1907
Academic Calendar September to May (September - December; January-May). Also Summer Session
Total FTE staff 470
Carnegie Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

Location and Contacts

Address 1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, California, 94107-2247
United States
City population 882,000
Phone 5105943600
Fax +1 (415) 7039539

California College of the Arts in Social Media