Arts, Music, Design Schools
#17 in Arts, Music, Design Schools

Overview

California Institute of the Arts is ranked 17th in Arts, Music, Design Schools.
Next statements evaluate California Institute of the Arts by comparing key academic facts to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.
  • It has very expensive tuition & fees of $53,466.
  • The acceptance rate (25%) is lower (difficult to get in).
  • It has relatively small number of students of 1,506.
  • It offers diverse area of study (42 programs).

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees of CalArts are $53,466 and it is very expensive compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of the Arts $53,466

All U.S. Colleges $17,692

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges $26,737

4-Years Colleges $22,926

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California $27,917

Graduate Tuition & Fees

The 2020 graduate tuition & fees of CalArts are $53,466 and it is very expensive compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of the Arts $53,466

All U.S. Colleges $18,842

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges $18,688

4-Years Colleges $18,848

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California $23,169

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate of CalArts is 25% and it is lower (difficult to get in) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of the Arts 25%

All U.S. Colleges 69%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 66%

4-Years Colleges 68%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 60%

Yield (Enrollment Rate)

The yield, also known as enrollment rate, of CalArts is 38% and the yield is average compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of the Arts 38%

All U.S. Colleges 37%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 35%

4-Years Colleges 35%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 32%

Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate at CalArts is 61% and it is average compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of the Arts 61%

All U.S. Colleges 56%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 56%

4-Years Colleges 51%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 63%

Transfer-out Rate

The average transfer-out rate at CalArts is 16% and it is lower (small number of students transferred-out) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of the Arts 16%

All U.S. Colleges 21%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 25%

4-Years Colleges 24%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 21%

Retention Rate

The average retention rate at CalArts is 80% and it is average compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of the Arts 80%

All U.S. Colleges 69%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 74%

4-Years Colleges 73%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 76%

Student Population

The total student population at CalArts is 1,506 and its population relatively small compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of the Arts 1,506

All U.S. Colleges 2,931

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 2,477

4-Years Colleges 4,686

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 2,024

Financial Aid Amount

The average amount of financial aid received at CalArts is $16,658 which is 31.16% of tuition & fees. The rate of the financial aid over its tuition is lower compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of the Arts $16,658

All U.S. Colleges $7,676

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges $16,488

4-Years Colleges $12,161

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California $17,459

Student to Faculty Ratio

The students to faculty ratio at CalArts is 7 to 1 and the ratio is very lower (smaller size classes) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of the Arts 7 to 1

All U.S. Colleges 15 to 1

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 12 to 1

4-Years Colleges 14 to 1

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 11 to 1

Number of Programs

CalArts offers 42 programs and it means diverse area of study compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of the Arts 42

All U.S. Colleges 37

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 45

4-Years Colleges 58

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 32