Laguna College of Art and Design

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,600
2.93% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$37,801
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.7%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
81%
431 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
834
87.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
60.5%
46 Graduates

About

Laguna College of Art and Design is a higher education institution located in Orange County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Laguna College of Art and Design were Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (37 degrees awarded), Graphic Design (22 degrees), and Game & Interactive Media Design (19 degrees).

In 2019, 135 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Laguna College of Art and Design. 63% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (66 degrees), 2.28 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Laguna College of Art and Design is $31,600, which is $17,100 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Laguna College of Art and Design is $31,600, which is $17,100 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 $37,801.

In 2019, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,600
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Laguna College of Art and Design was $31,600. The cost of tuition at Laguna College of Art and Design is $17,100 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$37,801
2019 Value
4.62%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Laguna College of Art and Design had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $37,801. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Laguna College of Art and Design grew by 4.62%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,599
Room and Board
$1,917
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Laguna College of Art and Design was of $14,599 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,917. The cost of room and board increased by 13.2% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 6.98% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Laguna College of Art and Design received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.7%
2017 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Laguna College of Art and Design was 2.7%, which represents 4 out of the 148 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

Laguna College of Art and Design received 431 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 17.4% annual growth. Out of those 431 applicants, 349 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81% acceptance rate.

There were 834 students enrolled at Laguna College of Art and Design in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Laguna College of Art and Design has an overall enrollment yield of 39.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
349
Accepted Out of 431

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Laguna College of Art and Design was 81% (349 admissions from 431 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 80.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 17.4%, while admissions grew by 17.5%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Laguna College of Art and Design in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Laguna College of Art and Design has a total enrollment of 834 students. The full-time enrollment at Laguna College of Art and Design is 731 students and the part-time enrollment is 103. This means that 87.6% of students enrolled at Laguna College of Art and Design are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Laguna College of Art and Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.6% White, 21% Hispanic or Latino, 16.2% Asian, 5.4% Two or More Races, 2.28% Black or African American, 0.719% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.48% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Laguna College of Art and Design in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (15.9%) and White Male (12.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (18.4%), followed by White Male (15.8%) and Asian Female (7.89%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Laguna College of Art and Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 834 students. The full-time enrollment at Laguna College of Art and Design is 731 and the part-time enrollment is 103. This means that 87.6% of students enrolled at Laguna College of Art and Design are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
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 Laguna College of Art and Design was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), Laguna College of Art and Design had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    397
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    175
  3. Asian
    135

The enrolled student population at Laguna College of Art and Design is 47.6% White, 21% Hispanic or Latino, 16.2% Asian, 5.4% Two or More Races, 2.28% Black or African American, 0.719% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.48% 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, 35 more women than men received degrees from Laguna College of Art and Design. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Laguna College of Art and Design is white (66 degrees awarded). There were 2.28 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Laguna College of Art and Design is Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (37 degrees awarded), followed by Graphic Design (22 degrees) and Game & Interactive Media Design (19 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Laguna College of Art and Design, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (37 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (98 degrees), and English (0 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Laguna College of Art and Design are Elementary & middle school teachers (150,854 people), Other managers (130,640 people), Postsecondary teachers (125,137 people), Secondary school teachers (106,081 people), and Graphic designers (102,354 people).

The most specialized majors at Laguna College of Art and Design are Communication Technologies (37 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (98 degrees), and English (0 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Laguna College of Art and Design are Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Construction & building inspectors, Architectural & engineering managers, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Laguna College of Art and Design are Communication Technologies (37 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (98 degrees), and English (0 degrees).

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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 Laguna College of Art and Design are Elementary & secondary schools (365,521 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (256,189 people), Computer Systems Design (107,746 people), Legal services (82,168 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (76,931 people).

The most specialized majors at Laguna College of Art and Design are Communication Technologies (37 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (98 degrees), and English (0 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 37 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 22 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 19 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Laguna College of Art and Design was Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects with 37 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

50
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
85
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 50 degrees were awarded to men at Laguna College of Art and Design, which is 0.588 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (85).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Laguna College of Art and Design in Game & Interactive Media Design, which is 1.33 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 28 degrees were awarded to women at Laguna College of Art and Design in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects, which is 3.11 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 26% of students graduating from Laguna College of Art and Design 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Laguna College of Art and Design is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (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, 8.7% 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
    66 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Laguna College of Art and Design is white (66 degrees awarded). There were 2.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

4.44% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    39 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    27 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Laguna College of Art and Design is white female (39 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (27 degrees).

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Operations

Laguna College of Art and Design has an endowment valued at nearly $2.96M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $318k (10.7%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Laguna College of Art and Design had a total salary expenditure of $16.5M. Laguna College of Art and Design employs 13 Associate professors, 7 Professors, and 6 Assistant professors. Most academics at Laguna College of Art and Design are Male Associate professors (10), Male Assistant professors(6), and Male Professors (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Laguna College of Art and Design are: Office and Administrative Support, with 18 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 8 employees, and Management with 7 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.96M
2019 Endowment
10.1%
growth from 2018

Laguna College of Art and Design has an endowment valued at about $2.96M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Laguna College of Art and Design grew 10.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.14M 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. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $240k - Local

As of 2019, Laguna College of Art and Design received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $240k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$8.11M
2019 Salaries
14.6%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Laguna College of Art and Design paid a median of $8.11M in salaries, which represents 49.1% of their overall expenditure ($16.5M) and a 14.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.4% growth from 2017 and a 8.62% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$2.15M
Instructional Salaries
26
Number of Employees

In 2019, Laguna College of Art and Design paid a total of $2.15M to 26 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.5% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
13 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
18 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Laguna College of Art and Design were Associate professor with 13 employees; Professor with 7 employees; and Professor with 6 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Laguna College of Art and Design were Office and Administrative Support with 18 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 8 employees; and Management with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Laguna College of Art and Design was Male Associate professor with 10 employees, Male Assistant professor with 6 employees, and Male Professor with 4 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Laguna College of Art and Design.

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