College for Creative Studies Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#4150 of 14,131 In the World
#1174 of 2,597 In North America
#1100 of 2,496 In the United States
#25 of 62 In Michigan
#3 of 6 In Detroit

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
55%
Avg. cost to attend
$36,203 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
1,462
Graduates
50
Male:Female Ratio
39:61
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

College for Creative Studies Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 55% 49% 59%
Applicants 1,739 570 1,169
Admissions 963 278 685
Freshmen enrolled full time 326 99 227
Freshmen enrolled part time 8 4 4

1,166 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

262 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

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

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 818 (54%)
Black or African American 178 (12%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 147 (10%)
Nonresident Alien 120 (8%)
Hispanic 99 (7%)
Asian 79 (5%)
Two or more races 65 (4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 4 (0.3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$36,203/year
Average aid awarded
$21,264
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $31,631
$30-48K $32,383
$48-75K $32,671
$75-110K $36,952
$110K+ $39,273

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $46,170$48,240
Tuition in-state $46,170$48,240
Tuition out-of-state $46,170$48,240
Fee in-district $1,415$1,415
Fee in-state $1,415$1,415
Fee out-of-state $1,415$1,415

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 626
Combined charge for room and board $9,200
Room charge $6,300
Meal charge $2,900

College for Creative Studies Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Industrial and Product Design 67 8
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects 55
Illustration 55
Commercial and Advertising Art 20
Crafts & Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry 15
Graphic Design 15
Photography 15
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 11
Human Computer Interaction 10
Design and Visual Communications, General 7
Fashion & Apparel Design 6
Interior Design 5
Design and Applied Arts, Other 2
Grand Total 264 27
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 55% 54% 56%
  • Full-time retention rate - 70%
  • Part-time retention rate - 67%

Publications & Citations

Publications
146
Citations
809

Publication / Citation count by topic

Medicine
76 / 379
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
34 / 243
Communications and Public Relations
22 / 215
Business
21 / 401
Family medicine
20 / 6
Psychology
17 / 67
Public Health
14 / 159
Sociology
14 / 198
Health Science
11 / 25
Biology
11 / 11
Engineering
10 / 11
Oncology and Cancer research
9 / 0
Political Science
7 / 0
Physics
7 / 206
Marketing
7 / 9
Psychiatry
6 / 0
Gerontology
5 / 31
Project Management
5 / 214
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine
5 / 120
Art & Design
5 / 10
Economics
5 / 1
Clinical Psychology
5 / 35
Journalism and Digital Media
4 / 0
Healthcare Management (MHA)
4 / 3
Social Psychology
4 / 5
Computer Science
4 / 85
Nursing
4 / 27
Chemistry
3 / 0
Mathematics
3 / 0
Materials Science
3 / 0
Advertising
3 / 177
Media Studies
3 / 0
Aesthetics
2 / 0
Actuarial Science
2 / 0
Development Studies
2 / 1
Management
2 / 0
Astrophysics and Astronomy
2 / 199
Management Information Systems
2 / 74
Engineering Management
2 / 0
Environmental Science
2 / 0

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 6
1992 1 2
1993 1 7
1994 0 11
1995 1 11
1996 2 13
1997 1 11
1998 2 7
1999 4 13
2000 4 8
2001 0 31
2002 5 23
2003 3 38
2004 7 48
2005 7 46
2006 7 36
2007 5 51
2008 6 45
2009 11 59
2010 7 41
2011 16 62
2012 5 73
2013 22 67
2014 13 79
2015 14 56
2016 6 44
2017 7 41
2018 2 38
2019 10 29
2020 5 34
2021 3 26

Notable alumni

  1. Gerald Wiegert

    Gerald Wiegert
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-2021 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    inventorbusinesspersoncar designer
    Biography

    Gerald Alden "Jerry" Wiegert was an American automotive engineer and businessman, notable as the founder of two companies, Vector Motors and Aquajet, and for designing the products marketed by those companies.

  2. Bill Morrison

    Bill Morrison
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    comics artist
    Biography

    Bill Morrison is an American comic book artist, writer, and editor. He is a co-founder of Bongo Comics (along with Matt Groening and Steve and Cindy Vance).

  3. Kevin Siembieda

    Kevin Siembieda
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    role-playing game designerscience fiction writernovelist
    Biography

    Kevin Siembieda is an American artist, writer, designer and publisher of role-playing games.

  4. Tyree Guyton

    Tyree Guyton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Tyree Guyton is an artist from Detroit, Michigan. He is married to Jenenne Whitfield and continues to live in Detroit. Before becoming an artist, Guyton worked as a firefighter and an autoworker and served in the U.S. Army. He studied art at Marygrove College, Wayne State University, and the Center for Creative Studies—now College for Creative Studies. Guyton counts his grandfather, Sam Mackey, and Detroit artist Charles McGee as his greatest influences.

  5. Charles McGee

    Charles McGee
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-2021 (aged 97)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Charles McGee was an American artist and educator known for creating paintings, assemblages, and sculptures. His artwork is in the collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. He also had several large-scale public works in the city of Detroit.

  6. David Lyon

    David Lyon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    car designer
    Biography

    David Lyon is a car designer best known for his work with General Motors where he worked directly from college in 1990 until 2012. He is originally from Naperville, Illinois, United States and has been moved around several General Motors design studios during his career. He is currently working for Vinfast, the automobile manufacturer that is pioneering and leading in the world with the line of electric cars.

  7. Bryan Thompson

    Bryan Thompson
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    designer
    Biography

    Bryan Thompson is an automotive and freelance designer. He received a Bachelor of Industrial Design degree from College for Creative Studies in 1999 and was employed at Nissan Design America in San Diego for a decade. Thompson has created production and concept car designs for Nissan, Volvo / Mack Trucks, Embraer Executive Jets and Airstream. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his partner since 2011. He has designed in studious "around the world from France to Japan, Austria, and Brazil."

  8. Richard Ritter

    Richard Ritter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    glass artist
    Biography

    Richard Ritter is an American studio glass artist who lives in North Carolina.

  9. Carol Wald

    Carol Wald
    Years
    1935-2000 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Carol S. Wald was an American artist who was also widely known for her talents as an illustrator. Her collages and paintings appeared in Time, Fortune, and Ms, and on the covers of Business Week, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, and Saturday Review.

General info

Alternative names CCS
Founded 1906
Colors cardinal, eggshell
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 350
Carnegie Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

Location and Contacts

Address 201 E Kirby
Detroit, Michigan, 48202
United States
City population 639,000
Phone 3136647400
Fax +1 (313) 872 2739

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