College For Creative Studies

College For Creative Studies

The College for Creative Studies, also referred to as CCS, was established in 1906. Initially founded as the Society of Arts and Crafts, the organization began offering educational programs in the arts in 1926. It became a college in 1962, and was named the Center for Creative Studies-College of Art and Design in 1975. CCS received its present name in the year 2001. This private four-year institute is situated in Detroit, Michigan.

The College for Creative Studies offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts and the Master of Fine Arts degrees. Students can choose from courses in advertising design, entertainment arts, interior design, photography, graphic design, crafts, and illustrations, among others.

There are a large number of student clubs and organizations in CCS. Among those available on campus include the Black Artists Researching Trends, Innovative, Diverse Educational Activities, Student Government, Glass Odyssey Organized Society for Enrichment, American Society of Interior Designers, and Multicultural Student Collective.

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Contacting College for Creative Studies

College for Creative Studies
201 E Kirby
Detroit , MI 48202
General Phone: (313) 664-7400

College for Creative Studies Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Design116industrial design, interior design, illustration, design and applied arts
Media60graphic communications, animation and special effects
Fine Arts40crafts and folk art, fine arts studies
Photography and Commercial Art26commercial art, photography
Education and Teaching4teacher ed

Number of programs and degrees for College for Creative Studies in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2279
Postbaccalaureate certificate41
Award of less than 1 academic year151

College for Creative Studies Student Body

In 2007-2008, College for Creative Studies had a total enrollment of 1,307 students (1,143 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 94%
Part-Time 6%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 63%
(Foreign Students) 37%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 29%
20-21 29%
22-24 23%
25-29 11%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)3%
New York2%
New Jersey1%

College for Creative Studies Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 40 %

College for Creative Studies Room and Board (2007)

College for Creative Studies offers campus housing for 385 of its 1,143 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

College for Creative Studies Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT17%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT83%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

College for Creative Studies Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 28,250
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,250
Room and board $ 6,300
Room charge $ 4,300
Books and supplies $ 2,500
Other expenses $ 3,500

Financial Aid:
College for Creative Studies participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 677100)

College for Creative Studies Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year16$92,6759$54,422
Associate professoracademic year13$73,5715$65,010
Assistant professoracademic year11$60,9804$54,350
All faculty totalacademic year40$77,75018$57,347

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

College for Creative Studies Degree Programs (2007)

Design and Applied Arts, Other
Industrial Design
Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Fine Arts
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Graphic Communications, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

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What Sets College for Creative Studies Apart:

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