Sessions College At A Glance

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 2022, 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 nontraditional students from all over the world. Our students range in age from 18 to 79, with a median age of 31. 69% of our students are women. 35% of our students identify as minorities. 49% 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

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: 2021 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 more than 90 countries around the world.

Around 10% of our students attend classes from outside the United States. In 2021, we worked with students who studied from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, Germany, Guadeloupe, Greece, Grenada, Macau, Panama, India, Japan, Korea (South Korea), Nigeria. Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Republic of, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom.

Graduation Rates

Our faculty and advisors are focused on helping students succeed. Based on NCES data, our graduation rates greatly exceed than the national average graduation rate of 34% for students attending 2-year colleges (see NCES data.)

Our current official NCES graduation rate for degree level programs is 40%, based on first-time, full-time students graduating at 150% of program length (see College Navigator). Additionally, the College Scorecard site, which evaluates the graduation rate for degree level programs over a longer period, calculates our graduation rate as 64%.



Associate Degree 50%
Undergraduate Certificate 44.1%
Professional Certificate 40.7%
Advanced Certificate 43.2%

Source: 2021 DEAC Annual Report, all students

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.

Employed In Field
Degree Programs 82.4% 52.9%
Non-Degree Programs 42.1% 31.6%

Source: 2021 Graduate Employment Survey

Job Titles

In 2020-2021, our graduates reported employment in the following positions: Graphic Designer, LogoMaker, Printing Services Specialist, Marketing Team Lead, Promotions Director, Creative Office, Account Executive, Illustrator, Design Assistant, Freelance Photographer, Marketing Coordinator, Artistic Director, E-Commerce Marketing Director, Audio Visual, and Website QA Specialist, Freelance Designer, Photographer, Graphic Designer, Marketing Specialist, Web Designer, and Marketing Design Specialist.

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
Degree Programs 93.8% 95.7% 96.2%
Undergraduate Certificate 93.5% 94.9% 95.3%
Career Programs 98.2% 96.5% 96.5%



Source: 2021 DEAC Annual Report.

Methodology Statement
  • Student profile and enrollment data based on DEAC 2021 Annual Report. Enrollment data does not include non-program enrollments and partner school programs.
  • Graduation rates based on DEAC 2021 Annual Report with 150% completion.
  • Cohorts: Associate Degree – January 1, 2018, December 31, 2018; Undergraduate Certificate – January 1, 2020, December 31, 2020; Career Certificate Programs – January 1, 2020, December 31, 2020.
  • Employment rates data based on third party verified employment data (CARS and Integrishield) using the same cohorts as graduation rates.
  • Satisfaction rates based on course completion surveys, 2021 DEAC Annual Report.
  • Job title data based on third party verified employment data for 2020 and 2021.
  • 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.