Overview

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 (29%) is lower (difficult to get in).
  • It has small number of students of 1,166.
  • It offers diverse area of study (42 programs).

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The 2022 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 2022 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 29% and it is lower (difficult to get in) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of the Arts 29%

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 30% and the yield is average compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of the Arts 30%

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 66% and it is average compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of the Arts 66%

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%

Retention Rate

The average retention rate at CalArts is 60% and it is lower (many students stopped or transferred-out) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of the Arts 60%

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 1,166 and its population small compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of the Arts 1,166

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 $16,823 which is 31.46% 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 $16,823

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 5 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 5 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