California Institute of the Arts

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$54,440
3.01% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$55,225
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.67%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
24.8%
2,120 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,440
97.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
63.8%
127 Graduates

About

California Institute of the Arts is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at California Institute of the Arts were Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (54 degrees awarded), Acting (16 degrees), and General Fine Studio Arts (16 degrees).

In 2022, 340 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California Institute of the Arts. 57.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (127 degrees), 3.43 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (37 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California Institute of the Arts is $54,440, which is $39,499 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at California Institute of the Arts is $54,440, which is $39,499 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $55,225.

In 2022, 55% of undergraduate students attending California Institute of the Arts received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 35% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$54,440
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at California Institute of the Arts was $54,440. The cost of tuition at California Institute of the Arts is $39,499 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$55,225
2022 Value
2.43%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 California Institute of the Arts had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $55,225. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of California Institute of the Arts grew by 2.43%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,068
Room and Board
$2,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California Institute of the Arts was of $14,068 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.34% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,500. The cost of books and supplies increased by 150% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
35%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

55% of undergraduate students at California Institute of the Arts received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 42.7% with respect to 2021, when 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.67%
2019 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at California Institute of the Arts was 1.67%, which represents 5 out of the 299 total borrowers.

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Admissions

California Institute of the Arts received 2,120 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 10.3% annual growth. Out of those 2,120 applicants, 525 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 24.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,440 students enrolled at California Institute of the Arts in 2022.

California Institute of the Arts has an overall enrollment yield of 36%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

24.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
525
Accepted Out of 2,120

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California Institute of the Arts was 24.8% (525 admissions from 2,120 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 29%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 10.3%, while admissions declined by −23.4%..

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Enrollment

California Institute of the Arts had a total enrollment of 1,440 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at California Institute of the Arts is 1,402 students and the part-time enrollment is 38. This means that 97.4% 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 33.7% White, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.92% Asian, 5.42% Two or More Races, 4.58% Black or African American, 0.347% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.139% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at California Institute of the Arts in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (19%), followed by White Male (15.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.48%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (16.7%), followed by White Male (15%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.01%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California Institute of the Arts in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,440 students. The full-time enrollment at California Institute of the Arts is 1,402 and the part-time enrollment is 38. This means that 97.4% of students enrolled at California Institute of the Arts are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2022 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 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    485 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    177 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    114 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at California Institute of the Arts is 33.7% White, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.92% Asian, 5.42% Two or More Races, 4.58% Black or African American, 0.347% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.139% 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 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% 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, 47 students (3.26%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 48 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 (127 degrees awarded). There were 3.43 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (37 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California Institute of the Arts is Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (54 degrees awarded), followed by Acting (16 degrees) and General Fine Studio Arts (16 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Communication Technologies (70 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (236 degrees), and English (8 degrees).

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 (590,383 people), Other managers (264,708 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (228,968 people), Postsecondary teachers (157,023 people), and Computer occupations, all other (135,812 people).

The most specialized majors at California Institute of the Arts in 2022 are Communication Technologies (70 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (236 degrees), English (8 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (14 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at California Institute of the Arts are Communication Technologies (70 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (236 degrees), English (8 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (14 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (700,751 people), Elementary & secondary schools (540,121 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (372,080 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (221,102 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (150,374 people).

The most specialized majors at California Institute of the Arts are Communication Technologies (70 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (236 degrees), English (8 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (14 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 54 degrees awarded
  2. 16 degrees awarded
  3. 16 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California Institute of the Arts was Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects with 54 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

146
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
194
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 146 degrees were awarded to men at California Institute of the Arts, which is 0.753 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (194).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 21 degrees were awarded to men at California Institute of the Arts in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects, which is 0.429 times less than the 49 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 49 degrees were awarded to men at California Institute of the Arts in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects, which is 2.33 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

56%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 56% 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 68% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at California Institute of the Arts is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 6.3% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    127 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    37 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California Institute of the Arts is white (127 degrees awarded). There were 3.43 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (37 degrees).

4.41% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    66 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    61 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at California Institute of the Arts is white male (66 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (61 degrees).

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Operations

California Institute of the Arts has an endowment valued at nearly $216M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−6.13%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, California Institute of the Arts had a total salary expenditure of 80.1M. California Institute of the Arts employs 150 No academic ranks. Most academics at California Institute of the Arts are Male No academic rank (83), and Female No academic rank (67).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California Institute of the Arts are: Management, with 82 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 39 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 37 employees.

Endowment

$216M
2022 Endowment
7.9%
decline from 2021

California Institute of the Arts has an endowment valued at about $216M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of California Institute of the Arts declined 7.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $204M 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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Salary Expenditure

$43M
2022 Salaries
12.7%
growth from 2021

In 2022, California Institute of the Arts paid a median of $43M in salaries, which represents 53.6% of their overall expenditure ($80.1M) and a 12.7% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.1M
Instructional Salaries
150
Number of Employees

In 2022, California Institute of the Arts paid a total of $13.1M to 150 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
150 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
82 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at California Institute of the Arts was No academic rank with 150 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California Institute of the Arts were Management with 82 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 39 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 37 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California Institute of the Arts was Male No academic rank with 83 employees, and Female No academic rank with 67 employees.

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