Consumer Information & Disclosures

The following consumer information made available to all current and prospective College for Creative Studies students as required by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

If you need assistance, please contact Julie Hingelberg, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at 313.664.7494 or julieh@collegeforcreativestudies.edu.

General Institutional Information

About CCS
Contact Information
Nondiscrimination Policy
Privacy of Student Records – Family Educational Rights and  Privacy Act (FERPA)
Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

Student Diversity
This information is available on the College Navigator website under Enrollment and Financial Aid (for Pell Grant Recipient information). Also view Student Diversity & Inclusion.    

Price of Attendance
Past information is available on the College Navigator website. Current information is available in the Financial Aid section of the website under Cost of Attendance.
Net Price Calculator (Undergraduate only)

Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid
Refund Policy
Withdrawal and Return of Title IV Funds

Textbook Information
Required textbook information will be listed on each applicable course section and can be viewed through Self-Service under “Search for Courses and Course Sections.”  

Educational Program
Undergraduate
Graduate
Continuing Education

Instructional Facilities

Faculty

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements
Undergraduate Transfer of Credit Policy
Graduate Transfer of Credit Policy
Transfer Equivalency Guides
Articulation Agreements

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs
These documents are available for your review by contacting the Executive Office at 313.664.7470.

Copyright Infringement and Computer Use & File Sharing Policies

HEOA 2008 Copyrighted Material Policy

Student Activities

Career and Job Placement Services

Voter Registration

Student Financial Assistance

Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information
Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements for Undergraduate Students
Assistance Available from Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs
Disbursement of Financial Aid/Refunds
Study Abroad and Federal Student Aid
Assistance Available for Graduate Students
Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements for Graduate Students
Employment as part of the Financial Aid Package

Student Loan Program
Loan Details
Entrance Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers
Exit Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers
Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans

Preferred Lender List
CCS does not have a preferred lender list.

Preferred Lender Arrangements
CCS does not have preferred lender arrangements.

Federal Student Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations 
Federal law previously disqualified any student who was convicted of possession or sale of a controlled substance from receiving federal financial aid. Effective July 1, 2021, that law has been reversed. Any student who was previously determined to be ineligible, whether for a limited time, or indefinitely, unless ordered by the court, is once again eligible for federal financial aid.

 

Student Outcomes

Retention Rates

Official retention rates are based on the percentage of full-time, first-time undergraduate students seeking a bachelor’s degree who return the following fall and these figures are reported to the U. S. Department of Education on an annual basis through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The information can be viewed on the College Navigator website as well.

According to the IPEDS Trend Generator, the national average retention rate (all four-year colleges) for full-time, first-time students entering Fall 2019 returning Fall 2020 is 75.7%.

CCS Full-Time, First Time Students

Start Term Number Enrolled Number Returning Retention Rate
Fall 2020 326 246 75%
Fall 2019 287 200 70%

In addition, CCS calculates the retention rate for part-time (first-time students), all transfer students and all graduate students as depicted below:

CCS Part-Time, First-Time Students

Start Term Number Enrolled Number Returning Retention Rate
Fall 2020 8 5 63%
Fall 2019 6 4 67%


CCS New Transfer Students

Start Term Number Enrolled Number Returning Retention Rate
Fall 2020 93 62 67%
Fall 2019 127 97 76%

 

CCS New Graduate Students

Start Term Number Enrolled Number Returning Retention Rate
Fall 2020 28 23 82%
Fall 2019 18 15 83%

Graduation Rates and Outcome Measures

Official graduation rates are based on the percentage of full-time, first-time degree-seeking undergraduate students who finish their degree with 150% of the “normal time” (6 years) and these figures are reported to the U. S. Department of Education on an annual basis through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). This information can be viewed on the College Navigator website as well.

According to the IPEDS Trend Generator, the national average six-year graduation rate (all four-year colleges) for full-time, first-time students entering Fall 2014 and graduating by 2020 is 60.1%.

Six-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity (Full-Time, First-Time Fall Entry)

                         Entering Fall Cohort Year  
Category 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Overall 60% 62% 70% 55% 63%
Gender           
    Female 57% 61% 72% 56% 61%
    Male 63% 63% 68% 54% 63%
Race/Ethnicity
    Black or African American 31% 30% 54% 42% 42%
    Hispanic/Latino 71% 25% 64% 60% 45%
    American Indian or Alaska Native 100%
    Asian 25% 57% 77% 33% 80%
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 100% 100%
    Two or More Races 50% 57% 75% 54% 60%
    White 70% 68% 73% 55% 61%
    Unknown 54% 63% 64% 70% 73%
    International 43% 58% 78% 50% 72%
Recipients of Federal Pell Grant 46% 36% 63% 47% 56%
    Percent of Cohort Pell Eligible 31% 31% 32% 36% 33%
Recipients of Subsidized Stafford Loan without Pell Grant
78% 79% 71% 61% 64%
Students Who Did Not Receive a Pell Grant or Subsidized Stafford Loan
51% 69% 77% 56% 65%

Outcome Measures are based on the percentage of all new undergraduate students (first-time and transfer/full-time and part-time) during the academic year (Fall and Winter) who finish their degree with 150% of the “normal time” (6 years). These figures are reported to the U. S. Department of Education on an annual basis through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Outcome Measures – Six-Year Graduation Rates for all New Students (Fall and Winter Entry)

                         IPEDS Reporting Year    
Category 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total Entering 65% 55% 56% 56% 58% 62%
          Pell Grant Recipients   46% 48% 44% 41% 56%
          Non Pell   59% 61% 63% 67% 65%
Full-Time First-Time Entering 62% 50% 57% 58% 61% 69%
          Pell Grant Recipients   44% 47% 47% 35% 59%
          Non Pell 54% 63% 64% 73% 74%
Part-Time First-Time Entering 33% 18% 31% 14% 32% 31%
          Pell Grant Recipients   22% 17% 8% 29% 23%
          Non Pell   13% 43% 22% 35% 38%
Full-Time Transfer 73% 67% 63% 60% 66% 67%
          Pell Grant Recipients 55% 56% 49% 60% 70%
          Non Pell 74% 68% 67% 70% 65%
Part-Time Transfer 69% 50% 35% 47% 35% 39%
          Pell Grant Recipients   44% 31% 27% 27% 37%
          Non Pell   53% 38% 57% 42% 40%

The following chart depicts the number of graduate students who begin their program in a given year and the number of students who completed their degree.

Percentage of Graduate Students Who Completed their Degree

Entry Year Began Complete % Comp
2014 28 22 79%
2015 28 24 86%
2016 25 24 96%
2017 30 25 83%
2018 23 19 83%

Art Teacher Preparation Program – Michigan Test to Teacher Certification (MTTC) Pass Rate
College for Creative Studies Michigan Test for Teacher Certification LQ 095 Visual Arts Education Cumulative pass rate for program year August 2018 – July 2021 was 100%.

College for Creative Studies Title II Report – National Teacher Preparation Data

Transfer Out Data

Fall 2020, a total of 427 new students began their studies at CCS. Fall 2021 enrollment data indicates that 114 did not return. According to National Student Clearinghouse records, 29 of the 114 transferred to another higher education institution.

Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid

Not applicable to CCS

Transfer-out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid

Not applicable to CCS

Career and Post-Graduate Study Data

All CCS students and alumni have access to the Office of Partnerships’ Career Development team. The Office of Partnerships Career Development Team prepares students for life after graduation by offering guidance on resume, CV and cover letter preparation, interview skills and job search techniques. They inform students about various career paths open to artists and designers and schedule on-campus recruitment events that bring companies to our students. In addition, the online Job Book allows students to search job postings and internships, as well as upload their resume and sample work for employers to review.

Art Teacher Certification

Total number of students who have been certified or licensed as teachers are as follows:
2014/2015: 5
2015/2016: 8
2016/2017: 8
2017/2018: 5
2018/2019: 6
2019/2020: 6
2020/2021: 8

Post-Graduate Study

December 2020 and May 2021, CCS graduated 242 undergraduate students and according to National Student Clearinghouse data, six (6) are enrolled in graduate programs Fall 2021 at the following colleges:

Boston University (PH)
Savannah College of Art and Design (IL)
University of Florida (CR.CE)
University of Hawaii (CR.GL)
Wayne State University (IL) (GD)

Post-Graduate Degrees Obtained by CCS Undergraduate Alumni

Based on CCS Alumni data obtained from LinkedIn May 2019, some of the advanced degrees pursued by CCS graduates include:

Ph.D. – Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. – Education
Ph.D. – Instructional Technology and Design
Ph.D. – Microbiology and Immunology
J.D. – (multiple)
M.A. – Advertising and Marketing
M.A. – English
M.A. – Urban Planning
M.A. – Communication
M.A. – Art History and Museum Studies
M.A.Ed. – Education (various)
M.B.A. – (multiple, various concentrations)
M.F.A. – (multiple, various concentrations)
M.P.H.
M.S. – Art Therapy
M.S. – Human-centered Design and Engineering
M.S. – Industrial Engineering
M.S. – Integrated Marketing Communications

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