Corcoran College Of Art And Design

Corcoran College Of Art And Design

"Centered on the idea of direct and intense creative education, the Corcoran College of Art + Design is the only four-year college of art and design in Washington, D.C., the nation's cultural capital. The Corcoran's vibrant and active undergraduate community includes more than 300 students pursuing a wide range of Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts, and Associate of Fine Arts degrees. The College also offers graduate programs in design, art and the book, art history, and art education, while the College's Continuing Education program offers part-time credit and non-credit classes for pre-college students and adults."

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Corcoran College of Art and Design
500 Seventeenth St NW
Washington , DC 20006-4804
General Phone: (202) 639-1800

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Corcoran Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Fine Arts43fine arts, art history and criticism, sculpture, metal and jewelry
Design38interior design, graphic design, illustration
Media13photojournalism, digital communications, desktop publishing and imaging, animation and special effects
Photography and Commercial Art10photography, drawing, printmaking
Education and Teaching4art education
Computer Science and Engineering3web design

Number of programs and degrees for Corcoran in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree675
Associate's degree75
Award of less than 1 academic year1510
Master's degree223

Corcoran Student Body

In 2007-2008, Corcoran had a total enrollment of 975 students (476 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 32%
Women 68%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 90%
Graduate 10%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 78%
(Foreign Students) 22%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 9%
20-21 10%
22-24 14%
25-29 20%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 11%
50-64 17%
65+ 3%

Corcoran Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %

Corcoran Room and Board (2007)

Corcoran offers campus housing for 67 of its 476 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Corcoran Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440600
SAT Math420570
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1625
ACT Composite1926

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT86%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT22%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Corcoran Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 27,380
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,380
Room and board $ 9,694
Room charge $ 9,694
Books and supplies $ 2,500
Other expenses $ 3,777

Financial Aid:
Corcoran participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1195000)

Corcoran Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year5$52,6524$52,203
Associate professoracademic year2*5$50,020
Assistant professoracademic year1*4$44,294
Instructoracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year8$51,00114$48,231

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

Corcoran Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Graphic Design
Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Metal and Jewelry Arts

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design

Photography And Commercial Art

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Corcoran Highlights

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What Sets Corcoran Apart:

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% students 40 years or older
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% of degrees in photography and commercial art
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Female % of student body
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Top 10%Corcoran Female % of student body
% of degrees in design
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Top 11%Corcoran % of degrees in design
Number of students
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Number of degree programs
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