About Us


At The North Coast College, we are dedicated to each student’s education, growth, and career. Aspiring designers thrive with our small school atmosphere and hands-on learning.

The North Coast College is a nationally accredited college by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, for students ready to advance. Our specialized, project-based curriculum and hands-on training prepare students to compete in the creative fields with the most dynamic growth potential.  We offer accredited degrees in Fashion Design, Fashion MarketingFashion MerchandisingGraphic Design, and  Interior Design.

Our instructors are practicing industry professionals, who combine knowledge and experience with individual attention to help students achieve their career goals. Our graduates stand out, entering their careers with strong creative vision, technical skills, and work experience through the college’s internship programs.

Success in a desired field requires years of dedication and hard work. The college cultivates this work ethic by promoting a positive attitude, collaboration, drive, motivation, and the value of all people. The curriculum reinforces strong basic skills to widen each person’s unique design potential.

This respect for diversity is visible in our student body. Students are treated with dignity and respect, giving our graduates a firm foundation upon which to build a future in the design industries.


The North Coast College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, Virginia 22201; 703.247.4212). ACCSC is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is recognized by the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE). Our accreditation with ACCSC serves an essential role in institutional and programmatic quality assurance. It is a critical component of the regulatory “triad” which includes federal and state government agencies that are responsible for the oversight of higher education institutions. Accordingly, The North Coast College’s accreditation by ACCSC ensures the integrity of its educational programs.

The North Coast College is accredited to award associate and bachelor degrees in design and business that provide a versatile and multidisciplinary education where both the creative and business sides of the design and art industry converge.