American Academy of Art

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,800
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$28,630
After Financial Aid
2020 Enrolled Students
169
75.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
58%
40 Graduates

About

American Academy of Art is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at American Academy of Art were Illustration (21 degrees awarded), Painting (11 degrees), and Commercial & Advertising Art (4 degrees).

In 2020, 43 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at American Academy of Art. 69.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (18 degrees), 1.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at American Academy of Art is $34,800, which is $20,400 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at American Academy of Art is $34,800, which is $20,400 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,630.

In 2020, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 80% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$34,800
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at American Academy of Art was $34,800. The cost of tuition at American Academy of Art is $20,400 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$28,630
2020 Value
12.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 American Academy of Art had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,630. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of American Academy of Art grew by 12.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,354
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at American Academy of Art was of $6,354 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
80%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at American Academy of Art received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 37.1% with respect to 2019, when 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

American Academy of Art has a total enrollment of 169 students. The full-time enrollment at American Academy of Art is 128 students and the part-time enrollment is 41. This means that 75.7% of students enrolled at American Academy of Art are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at American Academy of Art, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.6% White, 37.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.47% Black or African American, 4.14% Two or More Races, 2.96% Asian, 0.592% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at American Academy of Art in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (22.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (14.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at American Academy of Art, both undergraduate and graduate, is 169 students. The full-time enrollment at American Academy of Art is 128 and the part-time enrollment is 41. This means that 75.7% of students enrolled at American Academy of Art are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at American Academy of Art was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), American Academy of Art had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    77
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    63
  3. Black or African American
    16

The enrolled student population at American Academy of Art is 45.6% White, 37.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.47% Black or African American, 4.14% Two or More Races, 2.96% Asian, 0.592% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 17 more women than men received degrees from American Academy of Art. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at American Academy of Art is white (18 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at American Academy of Art is Illustration (21 degrees awarded), followed by Painting (11 degrees) and Commercial & Advertising Art (4 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at American Academy of Art, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (41 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (2 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at American Academy of Art are Software developers (528,422 people), Other managers (164,979 people), Computer & information systems managers (112,498 people), Graphic designers (105,595 people), and Computer occupations, all other (104,091 people).

The most specialized majors at American Academy of Art are Visual & Performing Arts (41 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (2 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at American Academy of Art are Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Architectural & engineering managers, Radiologic technologists and technicians, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at American Academy of Art are Visual & Performing Arts (41 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (2 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at American Academy of Art are Computer Systems Design (579,255 people), Elementary & secondary schools (222,585 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (194,007 people), Management, scientific & technical consulting services (96,389 people), and Banking & related activities (87,628 people).

The most specialized majors at American Academy of Art are Visual & Performing Arts (41 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (2 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by American Academy of Art.
Most Common
  1. 21 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 11 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 4 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at American Academy of Art was Illustration with 21 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

13
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
30
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 13 degrees were awarded to men at American Academy of Art, which is 0.433 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (30).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 6 degrees were awarded to men at American Academy of Art in Painting, which is 1.2 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 17 degrees were awarded to women at American Academy of Art in Illustration, which is 4.25 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41%
100% Completion Time
60%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 41% of students graduating from American Academy of Art completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (87.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at American Academy of Art is Female and Hispanic or Latino (87.5% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    18 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    16 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at American Academy of Art is white (18 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    14 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    12 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at American Academy of Art is white female (14 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (12 degrees).

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Operations

American Academy of Art has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.01k (NaNk%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, American Academy of Art had a total salary expenditure of $7.65M. American Academy of Art employs 20 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at American Academy of Art are Male Instructors (12), Female Instructors(8), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at American Academy of Art are: Management, with 8 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 8 employees, and Sales and related with 7 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $506k - Federal
  2. $432k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, American Academy of Art received $506k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $432k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.78M
2020 Salaries
6.43%
decline from 2019

In 2020, American Academy of Art paid a median of $2.78M in salaries, which represents 36.4% of their overall expenditure ($7.65M) and a 6.43% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.45% decline from 2018 and a 11.9% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1M
Instructional Salaries
20
Number of Employees

In 2020, American Academy of Art paid a total of $1M to 20 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
20 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
8 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at American Academy of Art were Instructor with 20 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at American Academy of Art were Management with 8 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 8 employees; and Sales and related with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at American Academy of Art was Male Instructor with 12 employees, and Female Instructor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at American Academy of Art.

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