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California College Of The Arts

California College Of The Arts

California College of the Arts, popularly referred to as CCA, was established in 1907 by Frederick Meyer. Originally called the School of the California Guild of Arts and Crafts, the institute was renamed the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1936. It finally came to be known by its present name in 2003. The college has two campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, California. California College of the Arts offers bachelor's and master's degrees in subjects including architecture, fine arts, photography, and business administration.

The students of California College of the Arts take part in several clubs and organizations such as the Alliance for Multiculturalism in Architecture, Asian Student Association, and Community for Environmental Art and Design. The college offers financial assistance in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships to the eligible students.

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Contacting California College of the Arts

California College of the Arts
5212 Broadway
Oakland , CA 94618-1487
General Phone: (510) 594-3600
http://www.cca.edu

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California College of the Arts Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Fine Arts104fine arts, art history and criticism, painting, sculpture, ceramics, textile arts, metal and jewelry, fine arts studies
Design100design and visual communication, industrial design, fashion design, interior design, graphic design, illustration, design and applied arts
Liberal Arts45creative writing, interdisciplinary studies
Photography and Commercial Art42photography, film and photography, printmaking
Architecture and Planning36architecture
Production Trades3furniture design
Art Studies1art studies

Number of programs and degrees for California College of the Arts in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Bachelor's degree23320
Master's degree9812

California College of the Arts Student Body

In 2007-2008, California College of the Arts had a total enrollment of 1,613 students (1,515 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 83%
Graduate 17%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Asian 41%
Unknown 36%
(Foreign Students) 22%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 19%
20-21 20%
22-24 22%
25-29 22%
30-34 8%
35-39 4%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

California College of the Arts Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 100 %

California College of the Arts Room and Board (2007)

California College of the Arts offers campus housing for 275 of its 1,515 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Oakland, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

California College of the Arts Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 31,382
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 31,382
Room and board $ 9,450
Room charge $ 6,600
Books and supplies $ 1,500
Other expenses $ 3,450

Financial Aid:
California College of the Arts participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 112700)

California College of the Arts Faculty

California College of the Arts has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year10$69,95313$76,985
Associate professorcalendar year13$61,67213$63,014
Assistant professorcalendar year13$61,3887$62,289
Instructorcalendar year3$46,4331*
No academic rankcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year40$62,63135$67,278

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

California College of the Arts Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Design
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Design and Visual Communications, General
Fashion/Apparel Design
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design
Interior Design

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Metal and Jewelry Arts
Painting
Sculpture

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Photography
Printmaking

Production Trades
Furniture Design and Manufacturing

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California College of the Arts Highlights

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What Sets California College of the Arts Apart:

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% of degrees in fine arts
(vs. all colleges)
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Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
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% of degrees in architecture and planning
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%California College of the Arts % of degrees in architecture and planning
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 7%California College of the Arts Number of degree programs
% of degrees in photography and commercial art
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%California College of the Arts % of degrees in photography and commercial art
% of degrees in design
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%California College of the Arts % of degrees in design
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 15%California College of the Arts % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Salaries of full-time faculty
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 16%California College of the Arts Salaries of full-time faculty
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%California College of the Arts Dorm rooms per full-time student

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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