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Otis at a Glance


Established in 1918 as Los Angeles’ first professional school of the arts, Otis College of Art and Design is a non-profit 501(c)3 institution and a national leader in art and design education. The College educates a diverse community of over 1,200 students to become highly skilled, well-informed, and responsible professionals—empowering them to shape the world. Alumni and faculty are Fulbright, MacArthur, and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar winners, legendary costume designers, leaders of contemporary art movements, entrepreneurs, and design stars at influential companies including Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, Pixar, DreamWorks, Mattel, Nike, and Netflix. Since 2007, the College has commissioned the Otis College Report on the Creative Economy, an invaluable tool that assesses the tremendous influence and economic impact of the creative sector.

Ranked

No.4

on Money Magazine's "the 50 colleges that add the most value."

Ranked

No.6

by The Economist

Top

1%

in diversity by "The Chronicle of Higher Education"

1,100

Students

including BFA and MFA students.

87%

Students

of degree students recieve scholarships and financial aid

404

Faculty

number of full and part-time faculty.

36%

Students

of students are from outside California, representing 38 states.

26%

International Students

are international students, representing 34 countries.

92%

Class of 2016

of the class of 2016 are employed of in graduate school within one year out.