Cleveland Institute of Art
500 students, both grad and undergrad
Art and Design
Academic: Case Western Weatherhead School of Management
Business: Fisher-Price is a course sponsor. Rubbermaid contracts consulting work to CIA.
Top Employers: GM and Chrysler
Claim to Fame: Marc Brown, creator of Arthur, is an alumnus; so is GM Europe designer Phil Zak.
Signature Programs: CIA's product-design degree, the oldest in the country, puts students to work on real products. In partnership with Case Western's Weatherhead School and local organizations, CIA is working on social entrepreneurship in Cleveland, trying to bring design businesses to the city in a new "district of design."