Sessions College At A Glance

2024 Consumer Information

When you’re applying to college, you need to understand the big picture. What’s the best program for you? What is the student profile and how do graduation rates stack up? Are graduates satisfied and do they find the creative employment they seek?

Updated for 2024, this page is our guide to consumer information based on our DEAC Annual Report and IPEDs surveys.

Student Profile

Sessions College attracts a diverse audience of students from all over the world. Our students range in age from 17 to 66, with an average age of 34. 70% percent of our students are adult learners. 60% of our students identify as female, 32% as male, and 7% are nonbinary or prefer not to say. More than 40% of our students are people of color. More than 50% of our degree level students are employed part or full time during their programs.

Academic Programs

We offer a wide range of Degree and Career programs in Graphic Design, Web Design, Digital Media, Illustration, Digital Photography, and more.

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree

The 120-credit Bachelor’s of Fine Arts (BFA) is our premier program.

Associate Degree

The 72-credit Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) program is available in the following majors. Part-time schedules and financial aid are available for eligible students.

Certificate Programs

Undergraduate Certificate

The 24-credit Undergraduate Certificate program offers a focused program in the following subjects. Part-time schedules and financial aid are available for eligible students.

Career Certificate

Career Certificate programs provide flexible, instructor led programs completed in 9-12 months. The following affordable programs are available with classes starting each month. Ask about Professional PLUS options.

Enrollment Data


Annual Enrollment


Degree Level

Source: 2023 DEAC Annual Report


Career Programs

International Students

Founded in 1997 in NYC, we’ve enrolled students from every state and territory in the United States and graduated students from over 100 countries around the world. Approximately 5% of our students attend classes from outside the United States. In 2023, we worked with students who studied from Antigua, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, Greece, Lebanon, Malaysia, and Nigeria.

Graduation Rates

Our faculty and advisors are focused on helping students succeed. That’s why our graduation rates are 10% higher than the national average for students enrolling Certificate and Associate Degree programs (see NCES data.) We look forward to the publication of our first official Bachelor’s Degree graduation rates in January 2027.

Degree Level – Sessions 57% College Navigator
Associate Degree – Sessions 45.2% DEAC Annual Report 2023
Undergraduate Certificate – Sessions 45.9% DEAC Annual Report 2023
Career Certificate – Sessions 44.4% DEAC Annual Report 2023
National average 34% NCES data

Source: College Navigator data based on number first-time, full-time degree level students graduating at 150% of program length. (Also see College Scorecard.) Associate and Certificate program data based on all students, 2023 DEAC Annual Report.

Graduate Employment

We don’t offer job placement services, but our graduates report a high rate of success in advancing their careers and getting a creative job—at rates that compare favorably with traditional schools. Our graduates are successful at attaining full-time or freelance employment in digital media and design fields.

% Employed 75%
% Work in field 49%
% with some freelance work 57%
% with work in field OR some freelance work 61%

Source: 2023 DEAC Annual Report, all students

Graduates in 2023 reported gaining the following digital media and design job titles:

Assistant Education and Art Director, Assistant Photographer, Costume Design Associate, Design Director, Digital Media Videographer, Drone Pilot/Videographer, Graphic Designer (2), Graphics/social media, Junior Visual Designer, Lead Production Office Assistant, Manager, Graphic and Instructional Design, Photographer, Photographer/Graphic Designer, Program Coordinator, Social Media Coordinator, Social Media Influencer, Software Test Engineer, Strategic Initiatives Specialist, Visual Artist/ Illustrator, Web Designer

Student Satisfaction

We want our students to succeed, and so we strive for excellence in our teaching and customer service. Our goal is consistently high student satisfaction. View graduate testimonials.

  Achieved My Goals Recommend to a Friend Overall Satisfaction
Bachelor’s Degree 100% 100% 100%
Associate Degree 85.7% 85.7% 85.7%
Undergraduate Certificate 87.5% 87.5% 87.5%
Career Certificate 93.5% 90.3% 90.3%

Source: 2023 DEAC Annual Report

Methodology Statement
  • Student profile and enrollment data based on DEAC 2023 Annual Report. Enrollment data does not include non-program enrollments and partner school programs.
  • Graduation rates based on DEAC 2023 Annual Report with 150% completion.
  • Cohorts: Associate Degree – January 1, 2020, December 31, 2020; Undergraduate Certificate – January 1, 2022, December 31, 2022; Career Certificate Programs – January 1, 2022, December 31, 2022. Bachelor’s program graduation rates will be available in January 2027.
  • Satisfaction rates based on student satisfaction surveys, 2023 DEAC Annual Report.
  • Job title data based on graduate survey data collected in 2023.
  • For more information on national college graduation rates for 2-year colleges, visit the NCES site.
  • For more information on the percentage of adult learners in U.S. higher education visit the AASCU site.