California College of the Arts Rankings Based on Salary

  • California College of the Arts ranks better than 69% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • California College of the Arts ranks better than only 27% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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California College of the Arts's Top Rankings

Salary and Debt by Major at California College of the Arts

We calculated a salary score for each of California College of the Arts's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at California College of the Arts to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for CCA Bachelor's Degrees

CCA ranks higher than 69% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Architecture 90% $45,000 $55,964 90%
Design and Applied Arts 77% $27,000 $41,044 77%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 93% Not Reported $33,993 93%
Fine and Studio Arts 37% $27,000 $24,562 37%
Graphic Communications 48% $25,250 $30,409 48%

Salary Scores for CCA Master's Degrees

CCA ranks higher than 92% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Architecture 51% Not Reported $54,322 51%
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 99% $86,560 $87,604 99%
Design and Applied Arts 99% $66,614 $106,421 99%
Fine and Studio Arts 83% $75,550 $39,909 83%
Graphic Communications 7% Not Reported $31,305 7%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 33% $71,083 $32,653 33%

California College of the Arts Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

DONT GO HERE 5/13/2019

Now that Ive left this school, I have plenty of time and energy to write this review. So far, many reviews on this site have already addressed the main issues the school has yet to fixed, such as the lack of real diversity of students and professors, unqualified faculty members, poor communication between departments, and no meal plan and healthcare. However, there are more problems that need to be in the limelight. (By the way, I am reviewing CCA from my foundation year from Fall 2018 to Spring 2019.) This... Read More

Anesta Iwan 3/15/2017

Graduate Programs Foundation Scholarship California College of the Arts offers a range of different artistic fields that serve as the backbone to all of its program. Beginning with the first year, all undergraduates are required to take core curriculum in (1) Drawing, (2) 2-D/ composition, (3) 3-D/ sculpture, and (4) 4-D/ film and web design. Second through fifth year (architecture) consist of core architectural studios as well as advanced studios (with different focus topics, such as tower, robotics, material).... Read More