Art Center College of Design

Private, Four-years School Located in Pasadena, CA

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How much is the Art Center College of Design tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Art Center College of Design's tuition & fees is $51,640.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $77,030 when a student lives off-campus.

Art Center College of Design Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$51,640
Books & Supplies Costs$4,000
Off-campus Room & Board$14,338
Off-campus Expenses$7,052
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$48,942

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Art Center College of Design for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $224,724 at Art Center College of Design. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is -$nan. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to -$nan.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$53,396-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2024-25)$55,211-$nan-$nan
Junior (2025-26)$57,088-$nan-$nan
Senior (2026-27)$59,029-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$224,724-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$55,211-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2025-26)$57,088-$nan-$nan
Junior (2026-27)$59,029-$nan-$nan
Senior (2027-28)$61,036-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$232,365-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$57,088-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2026-27)$59,029-$nan-$nan
Junior (2027-28)$61,036-$nan-$nan
Senior (2028-29)$63,111-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$240,265-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$59,029-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2027-28)$61,036-$nan-$nan
Junior (2028-29)$63,111-$nan-$nan
Senior (2029-30)$65,257-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$248,434-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$61,036-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2028-29)$63,111-$nan-$nan
Junior (2029-30)$65,257-$nan-$nan
Senior (2030-31)$67,476-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$256,881-$nan-$nan

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Art Center College of Design' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $23,111.
In-StateOut-of-State
Art Center College of Design$51,640
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Art Center College of Design and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Art Center College of DesignPasadena, CA$51,640$54,518
San Diego Christian CollegeSpring Valley, CA$26,300$8,125
Dominican School of Philosophy & TheologyBerkeley, CA$21,480$20,550
Holy Names UniversityOakland, CA$42,115$18,590
Humphreys University-Stockton and Modesto CampusesStockton, CA$14,760$11,070
Newschool of Architecture and DesignSan Diego, CA$30,291$32,295
Woodbury UniversityBurbank, CA$44,886$43,242
Antioch University-Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CA$19,560$32,350
California State University-Channel IslandsCamarillo, CA$18,697$17,755

Financial Aid and COA

At Art Center College of Design, 1,374 students (68%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $15,773.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Art Center College of Design is $61,257 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 156 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $16,665 and the average amount of student loans is $7,458.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (off-campus)$77,030
Tuition & Fees$51,640
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$25,390
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$61,257
Average Financial Aid$15,773
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,37468%$15,773
Pell Grants53426%$4,931
Federal Student Loan76738%$6,744
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid15657%-
Grants or Scholarships15356%$16,665
Federal Grants4316%$6,344
Pell Grants4316%$5,553
Other Federal Grants3412%$1,000
State/Local Grants249%$7,958
Institutional Grants15356%$13,634
Student Loan Aid7829%$7,458
Federal Student Loans7829%$5,192
Other Student Loans52%$35,340

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Art Center College of Design's acceptance rate is 75.56%. A total of 982 applicants applied to and 742 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 269 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 36.25%.
To apply to Art Center College of Design, 3 items are required - Secondary school record, Formal demonstration of competencies and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school GPA and Completion of college-preparatory program.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants982380$600
Admitted742276$464
Enrolled269103$165
Acceptance Rate75.56%72.63%77.33%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)36.25%37.32%35.56%
Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsConsidered But Not Required
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Art Center College of Design has a total of 2,420 students including 2,135 undergraduate and 285 graduate students. By gender, there are 969 male students and 1,350 female students attending Art Center College of Design. The school offers online degree programs and 99 students enrolled online exclusively (4.09% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,319 9691,350
Undergraduate2,028 8451,183
Graduate291 124167

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1700 Lida St, Pasadena, CA
Phone626-396-2200
WEBwww.artcenter.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered19 Programs
Online Program Offered1 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered8 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate70.97%
Yield31.80%
Student Population2,420
Graduation Rate75%
Retention Rate86%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate8 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties128 (Full-time), 353 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs435 (Full-time), 364 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$71,478
Average Staff Salary$82,367