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School Highlights

The Modern College of Design serves 190 students (85% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 28%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 190 students
  • Private-state tuition: $24,607
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Minority enrollment: 19%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

The Modern College of Design ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Ohio for:

Category
Attribute
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 38 teachers has grown by 245% over five years.
The Modern College of Design
(OH) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
38 staff
91 staff
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Student Body

The student population of The Modern College of Design has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 has decreased from 6:1 over five years.
The The Modern College of Design diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
190 students
1,320 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
162 students
552 students
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# Part-Time Students
28 students
768 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
199 students
239 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
162 students
552 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
8 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
28 students
782 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
3 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
299 students
% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
7%
5%
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% Black
4%
12%
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% White
81%
72%
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% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.33
0.46
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
67%
25.69%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.49%
1.83%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,600
$31,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $24,607 is more than the state average of $13,933. The private state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$24,607
$13,933
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
88%
89%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$18,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,670
$6,500
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Acceptance Rate
99%
73%
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SAT Reading
n/a
460
SAT Math
n/a
475
SAT Writing
n/a
465
ACT Composite
n/a
21
ACT English
n/a
20
ACT Math
n/a
20
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Modern College of Design cost?

The Modern College of Design's private state tuition is approximately $24,607.

What is the acceptance rate of The Modern College of Design?

The acceptance rate of The Modern College of Design is 99%, which is higher than the state average of 73%.

What is The Modern College of Design's ranking?

The Modern College of Design ranks among the top 20% of community college in Ohio for: Highest completion rates and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 190 students
  • Private-state tuition: $24,607
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Minority enrollment: 19%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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