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September 20, 2017

College ranking sites note CIA excellence

College ranking sites note CIA excellence

Princeton Review, Money Magazine and place the Cleveland Institute of Art on their lists.

Three national college assessment organizations have included the Cleveland Institute of Art on their annual lists of schools that deliver a high-quality education.

The Princeton Review, a prestigious education services company, included CIA among its collection of 158 high quality colleges and universities in 12 Midwestern states. CIA was the only dedicated college of art and design on the list.

Princeton also lists best-of colleges in the Northeast, Southeast, West and abroad. A total of 658 schools comprise the regional best-of designation.

“We chose the Cleveland Institute of Art and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their excellent academics," said Robert Franek, the Princeton Review's editor in chief. Editors made their selections based on data the company collected from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, as well as its staff visits to schools over the years, and the perspectives of college counselors and advisors whose opinions the company solicits.

“We also gave careful consideration to what students enrolled at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences on our student survey for this project," Franek added. "We designed our 80-question survey to include questions that prospective applicants might ask on a campus visit. Only schools that permit us independently to survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional 'best' lists, and only schools at which we see a strong level of satisfaction among their enrolled students – whom we consider their customers– make it to our final slate of regional 'best' college selections."

This is the fifth consecutive year that CIA has received the Princeton Review citation.

CIA also made Money Magazine’s Best Colleges for Your Money 2017 list. Money designated 711 colleges and universities as good values. CIA ranked 537. Money makes its assessments based on quality, affordability and alumni success.

Finally,’s Best 2017-2018 College Salary Report assessed colleges and universities on student’s post-graduation salary potential. Among 1,509 schools cited by Payscale for positive salary potential, CIA was in a four-way tie at No. 666.

Payscale also ranks schools in terms of their value to students interested in particular majors. CIA ranked 65 among a total of 313 schools selected as good choices for art majors. It was the highest ranking received for any dedicated art and design school in Ohio and all border states.

From MONEY Magazine, ©2017 Time Inc. Used under license.
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Reprinted from the 2018 issue of The Princeton Review’s Best 382 Colleges. ©2017 TPR Education IP Holdings, LLC. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information about reprints from The Princeton Review visit PARS International Corp. at

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