#4 in Value
#4 on Money Magazine's "the 50 colleges that add the most value."
#6 in the Nation
Otis Ranked 6th in the Nation by The Economist for post-graduation median earnings.
Top 1% in Diversity
Otis ranked in the top 1% of all colleges and universities in the nation in diversity by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
#18 in Diversity Among Private Nonprofit Institutions
Otis ranked 18th out of 1070 ranked private nonprofit colleges and universities in the nation according to the 2019 Almanac published by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
4 Stars on the Campus Pride Index
In recognition of the College's ongoing support of our LGBTQ+ community, Otis College of Art and Design was ranked nationally with 4 out of 5 stars on the Campus Pride Index for being an LGBTQ+ friendly campus.
Community Engagement Classification
Otis College of Art and Design is honored to be among the select group of colleges and universities in the United States designated to receive the Carnegie Foundation’s prestigious 2015 Community Engagement Classification.
Best in the West
The Princeton Review ranked Otis among the “2019 Best Colleges: Region by Region/Best in the West."
Best US Design Schools
Graphic Design USA included Otis College on their 2018 Top Graphic Design Schools.
Biz Bash Event of Year
Biz Bash.com selected the 2018 Fashion Scholarship and Fashion Show as #14 of the year's top Art, Design, and Fashion events in Southern California.
Animation (Digital Media)
Animation Career Review ranked Otis College #4 of its top 20 animation programs in the West in 2018.
Selected as #2 on the West Coast for fashion design by Fashion Schools in 2018.
#2 for Aspiring Fashion Designers 2020
College Magazine ranked the Otis College Fashion Design program #2 on the Top 10 Colleges for Aspiring Fashion Designers 2020.
- Intelligent ranked the BFA Communication Arts, Graphic Design program #5 and Best in the West on their top 50 Best Graphic Design Programs in 2021.
- Intelligent ranked the MFA Graphic Design program #19 on their list of top 45 Master's Programs in Graphic Design along with the fastest completion time.
- Animation Career Review recognized Otis College's Graphic Design program as #4 in the West Coast and #20 nationally in 2018.
- College Choice has ranked Otis College #8 nationally on the list of 50 Best Graphic Design Degrees.