KCAD Fast Facts

Fast Facts.

General Information

As a college within Ferris State University, Kendall College of Art and Design prepares students for leadership in the visual arts, design, art history, and art education; provides innovative, collaborative education that fosters intellectual growth and individual creativity; and promotes the ethical and civic responsibilities of artists and designers, locally and globally.

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Founded: 1928

Programs of Study

Undergraduate – BFA and BS*
Art Education
Art History*
Collaborative Design
Digital Media
Drawing
Fashion Studies
Furniture Design
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design
Interior Design
Medical Illustration
Metals/Jewelry Design
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture and Functional Art

Graduate
Master of Art Education
Master of Fine Arts (Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking)
Master of Architecture
Master of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies
Master of Arts in Design
Graduate Certificate in Design and Innovation Management

Faculty

Full-time: 64 (4 currently on sabbatical)
Part-time: 115
Student/faculty ratio – 10:1

Staff

Total: 76

Demographics

Fall 2015 Enrollment - 1,328
70% female, 30% male
71% full-time, 29% part-time
92% from Michigan
8% from 24 states and 7 countries

Ethnic Background

77% White (Non-Hispanic)
7% Hispanic
5% Asian
4% Multiracial
3% Black or African American
2% Unknown ethnicity
<1% Native American
<1% Hawaiian

GPA information

Average GPA of Incoming Freshmen (FTIAC) – 3.15
Average ACT of Incoming Freshmen (FTIAC) – 22

Retention Rate - Fall 2015 to Spring 2016

First Time-Full Time Students - 85%

2015-2016 Estimated Cost of Education

  Undergraduate Graduate
Tuition and Fees $18,570 $19,790
Room and Board $8,358 $8,358
Personal Expenses, Books, Supplies, Travel $2,770 $2,884
Total $29,698 $31,032

Financial Aid
95% of all KCAD students receive some form of institutional or Federal financial assistance.

Accreditations
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University is accredited by:

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413, 800-621-7440

The National Association of Schools of Art and Design, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA, 22090, 703-437-0700

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation, 206 Grandville SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2822, 616-458-0400


Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University has been granted Candidacy status for accreditation by:

The National Architectural Accrediting Board, 1101 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 410, Washington DC 20036, 202-783-2007

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