At a Glance

Cornish College of the Arts is the premier accredited arts college in the Northwest, inspiring the highest standards of artistic and academic excellence. Learn more about our history.

PresidentDr. Raymond Tymas-Jones
Average Class Size13
Total Enrollment724 (2015/16, including 4 post baccalaureate )
Tuition and Fees$33,360 (2019/20)
Full-time Enrollment99%
Faculty/Student Ratio1:7
Faculty Size182 (full-time, part-time, interim, and visiting faculty in 2015/16)
Student Origins35 States, 18 Countries
Degrees AwardedBachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Music (BMus), Post-Baccalaureate Artist Diploma in Early Music*
AccreditationNorthwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Cooperative ProgramsAICAD Mobility Program New York Studio Program Pilchuck Glass School The Film School ( Seattle)


ArtPainting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Video
DanceBallet, Modern, Choreography Design
Design UX Design, Type and Image, Narrative Systems
FilmNarrative, Documentary, Experimental
Interior ArchitectureEnvironments, Interior Design, Lighting, Innovation & Construction, Bio-Technology, Object Design.
MusicClassical Instrumental, Jazz Instrumental, Vocal Jazz, Voice & Opera, Composition, Composer/Performer
Performance ProductionLighting, Scenic, Costume & Sound Design, Stage Management, Technical Direction
TheaterActing, Original Works, Music Theater

*Post-Baccalaureate Artist Diploma in Early Music was suspended in 2016/17.

​For information on Cornish's tuition reset in 2019, please see this article.