San Francisco Art Institute

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$45,664
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$47,315
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.92%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
90.3%
269 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
332
90.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
40.7%
33 Graduates

About

San Francisco Art Institute is a higher education institution located in San Francisco County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at San Francisco Art Institute were Painting (19 degrees awarded), Photography (13 degrees), and Other Visual & Performing Arts (9 degrees).

In 2019, 113 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at San Francisco Art Institute. 61.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (47 degrees), 3.62 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (13 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at San Francisco Art Institute is $45,664, which is $31,164 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at San Francisco Art Institute is $45,664, which is $31,164 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 $47,315.

In 2019, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$45,664
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at San Francisco Art Institute was $45,664. The cost of tuition at San Francisco Art Institute is $31,164 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$47,315
2019 Value
1.32%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 San Francisco Art Institute had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $47,315. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of San Francisco Art Institute grew by 1.32%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,519
Room and Board
$1,917
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at San Francisco Art Institute was of $17,519 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,917. The cost of room and board increased by 3.17% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
48%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at San Francisco Art Institute received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 7.69% with respect to 2018, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
6.92%
2017 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at San Francisco Art Institute was 6.92%, which represents 11 out of the 159 total borrowers.

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Admissions

San Francisco Art Institute received 269 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 23.4% annual decline. Out of those 269 applicants, 243 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.3% acceptance rate.

There were 332 students enrolled at San Francisco Art Institute in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

San Francisco Art Institute has an overall enrollment yield of 13.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
243
Accepted Out of 269

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of San Francisco Art Institute was 90.3% (243 admissions from 269 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 94.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −23.4%, while admissions declined by −27%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at San Francisco Art Institute in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

San Francisco Art Institute has a total enrollment of 332 students. The full-time enrollment at San Francisco Art Institute is 300 students and the part-time enrollment is 32. This means that 90.4% of students enrolled at San Francisco Art Institute are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at San Francisco Art Institute, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.3% White, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 6.02% Asian, 4.82% Two or More Races, 3.61% Black or African American, 0.602% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.301% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at San Francisco Art Institute in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.1%), followed by White Male (9.66%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.21%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (29%), followed by White Male (8.6%) and Asian Female (5.38%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at San Francisco Art Institute, both undergraduate and graduate, is 332 students. The full-time enrollment at San Francisco Art Institute is 300 and the part-time enrollment is 32. This means that 90.4% of students enrolled at San Francisco Art Institute are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%
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 San Francisco Art Institute was 50%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), San Francisco Art Institute had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    124
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    40
  3. Asian
    20

The enrolled student population at San Francisco Art Institute is 37.3% White, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 6.02% Asian, 4.82% Two or More Races, 3.61% Black or African American, 0.602% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.301% 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, 23 students (6.93%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 27 more women than men received degrees from San Francisco Art Institute. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at San Francisco Art Institute is white (47 degrees awarded). There were 3.62 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (13 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at San Francisco Art Institute is Painting (19 degrees awarded), followed by Photography (13 degrees) and Other Visual & Performing Arts (9 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at San Francisco Art Institute, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (111 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (2 degrees), and Social Sciences (0 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at San Francisco Art Institute are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (313,274 people), Other managers (308,338 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (195,192 people), Postsecondary teachers (157,245 people), and Chief executives & legislators (131,112 people).

The most specialized majors at San Francisco Art Institute are Visual & Performing Arts (111 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (2 degrees), and Social Sciences (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 San Francisco Art Institute are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at San Francisco Art Institute are Visual & Performing Arts (111 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (2 degrees), and Social Sciences (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 San Francisco Art Institute are Elementary & secondary schools (485,788 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (347,377 people), Legal services (255,224 people), Computer Systems Design (227,525 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (211,402 people).

The most specialized majors at San Francisco Art Institute are Visual & Performing Arts (111 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (2 degrees), and Social Sciences (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 San Francisco Art Institute.
Most Common
  1. 19 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 13 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 9 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at San Francisco Art Institute was Painting with 19 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

43
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
70
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 43 degrees were awarded to men at San Francisco Art Institute, which is 0.614 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (70).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 13 degrees were awarded to men at San Francisco Art Institute in General Fine Studio Arts, which is 0.464 times less than the 28 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 28 degrees were awarded to women at San Francisco Art Institute in General Fine Studio Arts, which is 2.15 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 37% of students graduating from San Francisco Art Institute completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at San Francisco Art Institute is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 3.03% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    47 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    13 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at San Francisco Art Institute is white (47 degrees awarded). There were 3.62 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (13 degrees).

3.54% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    30 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    17 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at San Francisco Art Institute is white female (30 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (17 degrees).

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Operations

San Francisco Art Institute has an endowment valued at nearly $10.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $553k (5.35%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, San Francisco Art Institute had a total salary expenditure of $18.2M. San Francisco Art Institute employs 10 Associate professors, 3 Professors, and 3 Assistant professors. Most academics at San Francisco Art Institute are Male Associate professors (6), Female Associate professors(4), and Male Professors (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Francisco Art Institute are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 15 employees, Production, Transportation, and Material Moving, with 8 employees, and Management with 7 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.3M
2019 Endowment
1.23%
decline from 2018

San Francisco Art Institute has an endowment valued at about $10.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of San Francisco Art Institute declined 1.23% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $223k 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. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, San Francisco Art Institute received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$7.91M
2019 Salaries
9.57%
decline from 2018

In 2019, San Francisco Art Institute paid a median of $7.91M in salaries, which represents 43.5% of their overall expenditure ($18.2M) and a 9.57% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 14% decline from 2017 and a 5.26% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.4M
Instructional Salaries
16
Number of Employees

In 2019, San Francisco Art Institute paid a total of $1.4M to 16 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.6% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
10 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
15 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at San Francisco Art Institute were Associate professor with 10 employees; Professor with 3 employees; and Professor with 3 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Francisco Art Institute were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 15 employees; Production, Transportation, and Material Moving with 8 employees; and Management with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at San Francisco Art Institute was Male Associate professor with 6 employees, Female Associate professor with 4 employees, and Male Professor with 2 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at San Francisco Art Institute.

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