KCAD Fast Facts

Mission Statement

As a college within Ferris State University, Kendall College of Art and Design prepares students for leadership in design, the visual arts, and art history; 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
Graduate
*Art Education (BFA) Master of Architecture
Art History (BS) Master of Arts in Design
Collaborative Design (BFA) Master of Arts or Certificate in Visual and Critical Studies
Digital Art and Design (BFA) Master of Fine Arts in Painting
Drawing (BFA) **Certificate in Design and Innovation Management
Fashion Studies (BFA) Master of Fine Arts in Painting
Graphic Design (BFA)  
Illustration (BFA)  
Interior Design (BFA)  
Medical Illustration (BFA)  
Museum Studies (Minor)  
Painting (BFA)  
Photography (BFA)  
Product Design (BFA)  
Printmaking (BFA)  

Sculpture and Functional Art (BFA)

 
   
 

**Offered at KCAD through Ferris State University's College of Business



Faculty - Fall 2020

Staff

Total: 109 Total: 48
Full-time: 39 Full-time: 43
Part-time: 70 Part-time: 5
Student/faculty ratio – 10:1  

 



Demographics

GPA information

Fall 2020 Enrollment - 721 Average GPA of Incoming Freshmen (FTIAC) – 3.33
74% female, 26% male Average SAT Total Score of Incoming Freshmen (FTIAC) – 1,044
72% full-time, 28% part-time Average ACT of Incoming Freshmen (FTIAC) – 22
92% from Michigan  
8% from 13 states and 5 countries  
 

Ethnic Background

Retention Rate - Fall 2019 to Fall 2020

78% White (Non-Hispanic) First Time-Full Time Students - 84%
7% Hispanic  
5% Asian  
5% Multiracial  
3% Black or African American  
1% Unreported  
<1% Native American or Native Alaskan  
<1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander  


  

2020-2021 Estimated Cost of Education

 
  Undergraduate Graduate
Tuition and Fees $22,154 $25,703
Room and Board $7,888 $7,888
Personal Expenses, Books, Supplies, Travel $2,990 $3,074
Total $33,032 $36,665

Financial Aid
81% of degree seeking KCAD students receive some form of institutional or Federal financial assistance.


 

Accreditations
As part of Ferris State University, Kendall College of Art and Design 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
Accredited Higher Learning Commission Verify Status Here 19 Jul 2018

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University is an accredited institutional member of:

The National Association of
Schools of Art and Design
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 22090
703.437.0700

Verify Status Here

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University's Interior Design program is accredited by:

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation
206 Grandville SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2822
616.458.0400

Verify Status Here

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University's Master of Architecture Program is accredited by:

The National Architectural Accrediting Board
1101 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 410
Washington, DC 20036
202.783.2007

Verify Status Here