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November 20, 2018

College ranking sites note CIA excellence

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

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Four 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 159 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 661 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.

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

Princeton also placed CIA on its Top 50 Game Design programs for undergraduates.

CIA also made Money Magazine’s Best Colleges for Your Money 2018-2019 list. Money designated 727 colleges and universities as good values. CIA ranked 644. Money makes its assessments based on quality, affordability and alumni success.’s Best 2018 College Salary Report assessed colleges and universities on student’s post-graduation salary potential. Among 1,290 schools cited by Payscale for positive salary potential, CIA was in a three-way tie at No. 795.

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.

CIA also has been named by the ranking site as the No. 1 College for Art in Ohio.

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