Cornish College of the Arts


Founded in 1914, Cornish is among the oldest arts colleges in the country. The school is the premier arts college in the Northwest, and one of only three private arts colleges offering degrees in both the visual and performing arts. \r\n\r\nThe mission of Cornish College of the Arts is to provide students aspiring to become practicing artists with an educational program of the highest possible quality, in an environment that nurtures creativity and intellectual curiosity, while preparing them to contribute to society as artists, citizens, and innovators. \r\n\r\nCornish College realizes this mission by offering baccalaureate studies in the performing and visual arts and by serving as a focal point in the community for public presentation, artistic criticism, participation and discussion of the arts. \r\nA pioneer in arts education, Cornish College of the Arts is committed to the cultivation of the individual student voice by stimulating experimentation and risk-taking while providing a rigorous grounding in professional technique. Cornish is dedicated to the development of artistic excellence, serves as a highly respected resource and effective catalyst in the arts community, and contributes to the vitality of the arts in contemporary society. \r\n\r\n

Key Data

School Type: Campus
Degrees Offered:
Student Life
Enrolled Students: 794
Student to Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
Annual Cost
In State Tuition: $27,350
Out of State Tuition $27,350
Books and Supplies $1,800
Students with Financial aid:** 94%
  • ** Refers to % of students receiving some form of financial aid
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