Paying for Art Center College of Design

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
$46,486
Graduate Tuition & Fees
$49,090
Off-campus Living Costs
$20,022
Undergraduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$1,845
Graduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$1,950

2020 Cost of Attendance

The 2020 tuition & fees of Art Center College of Design are $46,486 for undergraduate programs. For graduate programs, the tuition & fees are $46,486 for graduate programs.
Compare to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California, the undergraduate tuition & fees are expensive and the graduate tuition & fees are very expensive.
Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Academy of Art University and American Film Institute Conservatory, tuition & fees of Art Center College of Design is expensive where the average tuition & fees of the schools are $33,814.
The average living cost of the school is $20,022 when a student lives off-campus.

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2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at Art Center College of Design are $46,486 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 3.49% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition & fees are $49,090 on average. The graduate tuition & fees have increased by 3.49% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition & fees and the tuition trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Trends Table

2020 Tuition & fees
YearUndergraduateGraduate
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2016$38,730 $500$38,730 $500
2017$40,046 $550$40,046 $550
2018$41,408 $600$41,408 $600
2019$42,816 $600$42,816 $600
2020$44,272 $660$44,272 $660
2021$45,776 $710$45,776 $710

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2020 Living Costs

The 2020 average living cost is $20,022 including room & board and other living expenses.
The living cost at the school stays same as last year.
The following table and chart show the living costs changes over the last 5 years.

Living Costs Trends

2020 Living Costs(Off-Campus Living)
YearRoom & BoardOther Expenses
2016$13,530$6,492
2017$13,530$6,492
2018$13,530$6,492
2019$13,530$6,492
2020$13,530$6,492
2021$13,530$6,492

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2020 Books & Supplies Costs

The 2020 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $4,000 at Art Center College of Design. The books & supplies cost stays same as last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 books & supplies costs and the trends over the last 5 years.

Books & Supplies Costs Trends

Art Center College of Design 2020 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2016$4,000
2017$4,000
2018$4,000
2019$4,000
2020$4,000
2021$4,000

Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

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2020 Tuition Per Credit Hour

The 2020 undergraduate tuition per credit hour at Art Center College of Design is $1,845 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 3.36% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition per credit hour is $1,950 on average. The graduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 3.39% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition per credit hour and its trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Table

2020 Tuition per Credit Hour
YearUndergraduateGraduate
2016$1,614 $1,706
2017$1,669 $1,764
2018$1,726 $1,824
2019$1,785 $1,886
2020$1,845 $1,950
2021$1,845 $1,950

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Chart