Cornish College of the Arts

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$35,314
4% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$39,280
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
71.1%
852 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
443
92.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
52.9%
91 Graduates

About

Cornish College of the Arts is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Cornish College of the Arts were General Design & Visual Communications (30 degrees awarded), General Fine Studio Arts (17 degrees), and General Music Performance (15 degrees).

In 2022, 114 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cornish College of the Arts. 71.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (66 degrees), 5.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (12 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cornish College of the Arts is $35,314, which is $20,373 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Cornish College of the Arts is $35,314, which is $20,373 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $39,280.

In 2022, 93% of undergraduate students attending Cornish College of the Arts received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$35,314
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Cornish College of the Arts was $35,314. The cost of tuition at Cornish College of the Arts is $20,373 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$39,280
2022 Value
3.07%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Cornish College of the Arts had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $39,280. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Cornish College of the Arts grew by 3.07%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,416
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cornish College of the Arts was of $13,416 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.92% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
73%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Cornish College of the Arts received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 5.1% with respect to 2021, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2019 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Cornish College of the Arts was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 201 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Cornish College of the Arts received 852 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 27.9% annual growth. Out of those 852 applicants, 606 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.1% acceptance rate.

There were 443 students enrolled at Cornish College of the Arts in 2022.

Cornish College of the Arts has an overall enrollment yield of 20.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
606
Accepted Out of 852

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Cornish College of the Arts was 71.1% (606 admissions from 852 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 63.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 27.9%, while admissions grew by 42.6%..

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Enrollment

Cornish College of the Arts had a total enrollment of 443 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Cornish College of the Arts is 408 students and the part-time enrollment is 35. This means that 92.1% of students enrolled at Cornish College of the Arts are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cornish College of the Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.7% White, 9.71% Two or More Races, 4.97% Black or African American, 4.29% Asian, 2.71% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.35% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Cornish College of the Arts in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.4%), followed by White Male (22.1%) and Two or More Races Female (6.86%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cornish College of the Arts in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 443 students. The full-time enrollment at Cornish College of the Arts is 408 and the part-time enrollment is 35. This means that 92.1% of students enrolled at Cornish College of the Arts are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Cornish College of the Arts was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Cornish College of the Arts had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    282 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    43 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    22 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Cornish College of the Arts is 63.7% White, 9.71% Two or More Races, 4.97% Black or African American, 4.29% Asian, 2.71% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.35% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 47 students (10.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 48 more women than men received degrees from Cornish College of the Arts. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Cornish College of the Arts is white (66 degrees awarded). There were 5.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (12 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Cornish College of the Arts is General Design & Visual Communications (30 degrees awarded), followed by General Fine Studio Arts (17 degrees) and General Music Performance (15 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Cornish College of the Arts, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (112 degrees awarded) and Communication Technologies (2 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cornish College of the Arts are Graphic designers (96,567 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (80,082 people), Other managers (79,954 people), Other designers (58,193 people), and Postsecondary teachers (56,687 people).

The most specialized majors at Cornish College of the Arts in 2022 are Visual & Performing Arts (112 degrees awarded) and Communication Technologies (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cornish College of the Arts are Physicians, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Economists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Cornish College of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (112 degrees awarded) and Communication Technologies (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cornish College of the Arts are Elementary & secondary schools (178,261 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (123,559 people), Computer Systems Design (77,796 people), Specialized design services (59,722 people), and Motion pictures & video industries (51,336 people).

The most specialized majors at Cornish College of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (112 degrees awarded) and Communication Technologies (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
  1. 30 degrees awarded
  2. 17 degrees awarded
  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cornish College of the Arts was General Design & Visual Communications with 30 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

33
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
81
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Cornish College of the Arts, which is 0.407 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (81).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 8 degrees were awarded to men at Cornish College of the Arts in General Music Performance, which is 1.14 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Cornish College of the Arts in General Design & Visual Communications, which is 5 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 49% of students graduating from Cornish College of the Arts completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Cornish College of the Arts is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    66 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    12 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cornish College of the Arts is white (66 degrees awarded). There were 5.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (12 degrees).

6.14% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    51 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    15 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Cornish College of the Arts is white female (51 degrees awarded). There were 3.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (15 degrees).

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Operations

Cornish College of the Arts has an endowment valued at nearly $10.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−6.04%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Cornish College of the Arts had a total salary expenditure of 22M. Cornish College of the Arts employs 19 Instructors, 17 Professors and 14 Associate professors. Most academics at Cornish College of the Arts are Female Professor (14), Female Instructor (11), and Female Associate professor (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cornish College of the Arts are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 21 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 20 employees, and Management with 12 employees.

Endowment

$10.8M
2022 Endowment
1.25%
decline from 2021

Cornish College of the Arts has an endowment valued at about $10.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Cornish College of the Arts declined 1.25% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $877k lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.42M
2022 Salaries
19.8%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Cornish College of the Arts paid a median of $8.42M in salaries, which represents 38.2% of their overall expenditure ($22M) and a 19.8% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.29M
Instructional Salaries
60
Number of Employees

In 2022, Cornish College of the Arts paid a total of $3.29M to 60 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
19 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
21 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cornish College of the Arts were Instructor with 19 employees, Professor with 17 employees, and Associate professor with 14 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cornish College of the Arts were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 21 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 20 employees, and Management with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cornish College of the Arts was Female Professor with 14 employees, Female Instructor with 11 employees, and Female Associate professor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Cornish College of the Arts.

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