Employability statistics for  Cleveland College of Art & Design (CCAD) have revealed the winning of a David and Goliath education battle. Not only have the statistics put them top in their own region but impressively joint number one in the UK for art and design degrees and in the top five overall nationally. This follows results from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) national survey of recent graduates, issued in July 2015.

Comparing its HESA submission with employability data from the annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) league table, the college’s dedicated university level campus equals the top performing UK art and design institutions, with 96% of its 2014 graduates in work or further study six months after graduating, well above the national average of 89 percent.  57% of those in employment were working at managerial or professional level.

Not only have we out-performed all the regional universities, including Durham University, Northumbria University, Leeds College of Art, Teesside University and University of Sunderland, it also ranks joint 5th in the UK, beating prestigious names such as Oxford and Cambridge. Compared with other specialist art and design providers, CCAD now ranks number one alongside Ravensbourne in London, and is beating higher profile institutions such as University of the Arts London and the Glasgow School of Art.

Art & Design
Cleveland College of Art & Design 96%
Ravensbourne 96%
Arts University Bournemouth 93%
Norwich University of the Arts 92%
Glasgow School of Art 90%
University for the Creative Arts 88%
University of the Arts London 87%
Goldsmiths 87%
Leeds College of Art 85%