Cornish College of the Arts

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,160
20.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$39,093
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.27%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
73.5%
686 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
602
97% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
59.1%
97 Graduates

About

Cornish College of the Arts is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Cornish College of the Arts were General Drama & Theater Arts (43 degrees awarded), General Design & Visual Communications (25 degrees), and General Dance (21 degrees).

In 2019, 145 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cornish College of the Arts. 65.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (93 degrees), 4.43 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cornish College of the Arts is $32,160, which is $17,660 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Cornish College of the Arts is $32,160, which is $17,660 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $39,093.

In 2019, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 84% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,160
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Cornish College of the Arts was $32,160. The cost of tuition at Cornish College of the Arts is $17,660 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$39,093
2019 Value
11.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Cornish College of the Arts had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $39,093. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Cornish College of the Arts grew by 11.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,400
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cornish College of the Arts was of $12,400 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 9.44% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
84%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Cornish College of the Arts received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.27%
2017 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Cornish College of the Arts was 3.27%, which represents 8 out of the 245 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Cornish College of the Arts received 686 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 7.42% annual decline. Out of those 686 applicants, 504 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.5% acceptance rate.

There were 602 students enrolled at Cornish College of the Arts in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Cornish College of the Arts has an overall enrollment yield of 25.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
504
Accepted Out of 686

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Cornish College of the Arts was 73.5% (504 admissions from 686 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 76.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −7.42%, while admissions declined by −11.3%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Cornish College of the Arts in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Cornish College of the Arts has a total enrollment of 602 students. The full-time enrollment at Cornish College of the Arts is 584 students and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 97% 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 57.8% White, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino, 9.47% Two or More Races, 6.15% Asian, 4.65% Black or African American, 0.664% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.166% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cornish College of the Arts in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.8%), followed by White Male (17.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.05%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cornish College of the Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 602 students. The full-time enrollment at Cornish College of the Arts is 584 and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 97% of students enrolled at Cornish College of the Arts are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2019 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 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), Cornish College of the Arts had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    348
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    79
  3. Two or More Races
    57

The enrolled student population at Cornish College of the Arts is 57.8% White, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino, 9.47% Two or More Races, 6.15% Asian, 4.65% Black or African American, 0.664% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.166% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 45 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 (93 degrees awarded). There were 4.43 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Cornish College of the Arts is General Drama & Theater Arts (43 degrees awarded), followed by General Design & Visual Communications (25 degrees) and General Dance (21 degrees).

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 (145 degrees awarded).

Workforce

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 (96,595 people), Other managers (73,930 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (73,255 people), Postsecondary teachers (59,029 people), and Other designers (58,898 people).

The most specialized majors at Cornish College of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (145 degrees awarded).

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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, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Cornish College of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (145 degrees awarded).

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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 (170,023 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (119,180 people), Specialized design services (59,359 people), Computer Systems Design (58,603 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (52,038 people).

The most specialized majors at Cornish College of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (145 degrees awarded).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Cornish College of the Arts.
Most Common
  1. 43 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 25 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 21 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cornish College of the Arts was General Drama & Theater Arts with 43 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

50
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
95
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 50 degrees were awarded to men at Cornish College of the Arts, which is 0.526 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (95).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Cornish College of the Arts in General Drama & Theater Arts, which is 0.654 times less than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 26 degrees were awarded to women at Cornish College of the Arts in General Drama & Theater Arts, which is 1.53 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 50% 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, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Cornish College of the Arts is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.12% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    93 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    21 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cornish College of the Arts is white (93 degrees awarded). There were 4.43 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

5.52% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    57 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    36 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Cornish College of the Arts is white female (57 degrees awarded). There were 1.58 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (36 degrees).

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Operations

Cornish College of the Arts has an endowment valued at nearly $8.87M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $18.4M (207%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Cornish College of the Arts had a total salary expenditure of $24.2M. Cornish College of the Arts employs 26 Professors, 15 Assistant professors, and 11 Associate professors. Most academics at Cornish College of the Arts are Female Professors (15), Male Professors(11), and Female Associate professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cornish College of the Arts are: Management, with 21 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 18 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.87M
2019 Endowment
2.93%
decline from 2018

Cornish College of the Arts has an endowment valued at about $8.87M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Cornish College of the Arts declined 2.93% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.23M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $118k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Cornish College of the Arts received $118k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10.9M
2019 Salaries
2.67%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Cornish College of the Arts paid a median of $10.9M in salaries, which represents 45.2% of their overall expenditure ($24.2M) and a 2.67% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.6% growth from 2017 and a 8.68% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.09M
Instructional Salaries
52
Number of Employees

In 2019, Cornish College of the Arts paid a total of $3.09M to 52 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
26 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
21 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cornish College of the Arts were Professor with 26 employees; Assistant professor with 15 employees; and Assistant professor with 11 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cornish College of the Arts were Management with 21 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 18 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cornish College of the Arts was Female Professor with 15 employees, Male Professor with 11 employees, and Female Associate professor with 8 employees.

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

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