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IPEDS ID: 172325
OPE ID: 02237800
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Specs Howard School of Media Arts
19900 W Nine Mile Rd, Southfield, Michigan 48075-3953
General information:  (248) 358-9000
Website:  www.specshoward.edu
Type:  < 2-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  586 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty (all instructional)152
Estimated Expenses in the Largest Programs 2017-2018 for Part-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
ProgramProgram LengthAverage CompletionTuition and feesBooks and supplies
Radio and Television31 credit hours12 months$16,900$28
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia33 credit hours12 months$16,900$0
Graphic Design32 credit hours12 months$16,900$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid150257%$1,372,614$2,734
Pell grants36542%$722,605$1,980
Federal student loans54462%$3,491,727$6,419
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2016-2017, therefore net price information was not reported.
Fall 2017
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)586
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 0%
Part-time: 100%Student Gender:
Male: 61%
Female: 39%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 46%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 46%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 57%
25 and over: 43%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 99%
Out-of-state: 1%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $50
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Part-time students: 76%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Non-degree-granting institutions were not required to report Outcome Measures information.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
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Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia116
Radio and Television178
Category total294
Visual and Performing Arts
Graphic Design64
Category total64
Grand total358
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 0
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
GRADUATION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time--0%
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges6/25/1978 -  Accredited
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate22.1%25.7%16.1%
Number in default125134102
Number in repayment564521631
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)