California Institute of the Arts

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$50,850
4.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$54,594
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.67%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
25.3%
2,267 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,520
99.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
56.4%
101 Graduates

About

California Institute of the Arts is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at California Institute of the Arts were Other Film & Photographic Arts (41 degrees awarded), Acting (32 degrees), and General Fine Studio Arts (29 degrees).

In 2019, 417 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California Institute of the Arts. 56.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (188 degrees), 3.42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (55 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California Institute of the Arts is $50,850, which is $36,350 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California Institute of the Arts is $50,850, which is $36,350 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $54,594.

In 2019, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$50,850
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at California Institute of the Arts was $50,850. The cost of tuition at California Institute of the Arts is $36,350 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$54,594
2019 Value
3.68%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 California Institute of the Arts had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $54,594. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of California Institute of the Arts grew by 3.68%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,035
Room and Board
$2,590
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California Institute of the Arts was of $14,035 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,590. The cost of room and board increased by 1.12% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at California Institute of the Arts received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 4.71% with respect to 2018, when 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.67%
2017 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at California Institute of the Arts was 4.67%, which represents 14 out of the 300 total borrowers.

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Admissions

California Institute of the Arts received 2,267 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.83% annual decline. Out of those 2,267 applicants, 573 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 25.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,520 students enrolled at California Institute of the Arts in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California Institute of the Arts has an overall enrollment yield of 37.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

25.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
573
Accepted Out of 2,267

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California Institute of the Arts was 25.3% (573 admissions from 2,267 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 23%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -2.83%, while admissions grew by 6.9%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at California Institute of the Arts in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California Institute of the Arts has a total enrollment of 1,520 students. The full-time enrollment at California Institute of the Arts is 1,506 students and the part-time enrollment is 14. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at California Institute of the Arts are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California Institute of the Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39.2% White, 12.2% Hispanic or Latino, 9.01% Asian, 4.8% Two or More Races, 4.01% Black or African American, 0.263% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0658% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at California Institute of the Arts in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (20.3%), followed by White Male (19.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (7.81%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (18.4%), followed by White Female (18.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.86%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California Institute of the Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,520 students. The full-time enrollment at California Institute of the Arts is 1,506 and the part-time enrollment is 14. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at California Institute of the Arts are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2019 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 California Institute of the Arts was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), California Institute of the Arts had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    596
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    186
  3. Asian
    137

The enrolled student population at California Institute of the Arts is 39.2% White, 12.2% Hispanic or Latino, 9.01% Asian, 4.8% Two or More Races, 4.01% Black or African American, 0.263% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0658% 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 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 54 students (3.55%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 53 more women than men received degrees from California Institute of the Arts. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at California Institute of the Arts is white (188 degrees awarded). There were 3.42 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (55 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California Institute of the Arts is Other Film & Photographic Arts (41 degrees awarded), followed by Acting (32 degrees) and General Fine Studio Arts (29 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at California Institute of the Arts, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (358 degrees awarded), English (26 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (19 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 California Institute of the Arts are Software developers (572,020 people), Other managers (360,112 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (255,371 people), Postsecondary teachers (186,441 people), and Secondary school teachers (153,324 people).

The most specialized majors at California Institute of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (358 degrees awarded), English (26 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (19 degrees), Communications (8 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (6 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 California Institute of the Arts are Surgeons, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at California Institute of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (358 degrees awarded), English (26 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (19 degrees), Communications (8 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (6 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 California Institute of the Arts are Computer Systems Design (736,323 people), Elementary & secondary schools (635,921 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (476,781 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (242,003 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (197,614 people).

The most specialized majors at California Institute of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (358 degrees awarded), English (26 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (19 degrees), Communications (8 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (6 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 California Institute of the Arts.
Most Common
  1. 41 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 32 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 29 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California Institute of the Arts was Other Film & Photographic Arts with 41 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

182
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
235
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 182 degrees were awarded to men at California Institute of the Arts, which is 0.774 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (235).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 21 degrees were awarded to men at California Institute of the Arts in Music Theory & Composition, which is 2.1 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 35 degrees were awarded to women at California Institute of the Arts in Other Film & Photographic Arts, which is 1.84 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 60% of students graduating from California Institute of the Arts completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (88.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California Institute of the Arts is Female and Hispanic or Latino (88.9% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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
    188 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    55 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California Institute of the Arts is white (188 degrees awarded). There were 3.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (55 degrees).

1.92% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    99 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    89 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at California Institute of the Arts is white female (99 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (89 degrees).

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Operations

California Institute of the Arts has an endowment valued at nearly $179M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.4M (5.26%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, California Institute of the Arts had a total salary expenditure of $70.4M. California Institute of the Arts employs 159 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at California Institute of the Arts are Male No academic ranks (89), Female No academic ranks(70), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California Institute of the Arts are: Management, with 80 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 50 employees, and Service with 34 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$179M
2019 Endowment
3.17%
growth from 2018

California Institute of the Arts has an endowment valued at about $179M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of California Institute of the Arts grew 3.17% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $169M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $506k - Federal
  2. $1.08M - State
  3. $347k - Local

As of 2019, California Institute of the Arts received $506k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.08M from state grants and contracts, and $347k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$39.9M
2019 Salaries
2.49%
growth from 2018

In 2019, California Institute of the Arts paid a median of $39.9M in salaries, which represents 56.7% of their overall expenditure ($70.4M) and a 2.49% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.82% growth from 2017 and a 2.09% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.9M
Instructional Salaries
159
Number of Employees

In 2019, California Institute of the Arts paid a total of $13.9M to 159 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
159 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
80 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at California Institute of the Arts were No academic rank with 159 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California Institute of the Arts were Management with 80 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 50 employees; and Service with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California Institute of the Arts was Male No academic rank with 89 employees, Female No academic rank with 70 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at California Institute of the Arts.

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