Savannah College of Art and Design

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$35,910

2.05% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$41,738

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.51%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

92.9%

9,878 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

13,163

82.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

64.8%

1,113 Graduates

About

Savannah College of Art and Design is a higher education institution located in Chatham County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Savannah College of Art and Design were Digital Communication & Multimedia (312 degrees awarded), Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (289 degrees), and Illustration (215 degrees).

In 2017, 2,653 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Savannah College of Art and Design. 65.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,350 degrees), 5.19 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (260 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Savannah College of Art and Design is $35,910, which is $21,910 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Savannah College of Art and Design is $35,910, which is $21,910 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $41,738.

In 2017, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$35,910

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Savannah College of Art and Design was $35,910. The cost of tuition at Savannah College of Art and Design is $21,910 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$41,738

2017 Value

2.16%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Savannah College of Art and Design had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $41,738. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Savannah College of Art and Design grew by 2.16%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,206

Room and Board

$2,025

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Savannah College of Art and Design was of $12,206 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,025. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.88% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

44%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Savannah College of Art and Design received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.11% with respect to 2016, when 90% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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5.51%

2016 Default Rate

131

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Savannah College of Art and Design was 5.51%, which represents 131 out of the 2376 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Savannah College of Art and Design received 9,878 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 12.2% annual decline. Out of those 9,878 applicants, 9,174 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.9% acceptance rate.

There were 13,163 students enrolled at Savannah College of Art and Design in 2017, and 65% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Savannah College of Art and Design has an overall enrollment yield of 26.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

9,174

Accepted Out of 9,878

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Savannah College of Art and Design was 92.9% (9,174 admissions from 9,878 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 71.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -12.2%, while admissions grew by 13.8%.

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SAT Scores

65%

Submission Percentage

1,371

Scores Submitted

65% of enrolled first-time students at Savannah College of Art and Design in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Savannah College of Art and Design has a total enrollment of 13,163 students. The full-time enrollment at Savannah College of Art and Design is 10,823 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,340. This means that 82.2% of students enrolled at Savannah College of Art and Design are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Savannah College of Art and Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.2% White, 10.8% Black or African American, 7.31% Hispanic or Latino, 5.14% Asian, 0.486% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.387% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0152% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Savannah College of Art and Design in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.5%), followed by White Male (17.4%) and Black or African American Female (6.77%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (16.7%), followed by White Male (10.6%) and Black or African American Female (5.97%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Savannah College of Art and Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,163 students. The full-time enrollment at Savannah College of Art and Design is 10,823 and the part-time enrollment is 2,340. This means that 82.2% of students enrolled at Savannah College of Art and Design are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

2017 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 Savannah College of Art and Design was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Savannah College of Art and Design had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,604

  2. Black or African American

    1,418

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    962

The enrolled student population at Savannah College of Art and Design is 50.2% White, 10.8% Black or African American, 7.31% Hispanic or Latino, 5.14% Asian, 0.486% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.387% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0152% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% 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, 416 students (3.16%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 827 more women than men received degrees from Savannah College of Art and Design. The majority of degree recipients at Savannah College of Art and Design are white (1,350 degrees awarded). There were 5.19 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (260 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Savannah College of Art and Design is Digital Communication & Multimedia (312 degrees awarded), followed by Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (289 degrees) and Illustration (215 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Savannah College of Art and Design, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (405 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (1,391 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (105 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 Savannah College of Art and Design are Elementary & middle school teachers (223,064 people), Other managers (201,072 people), Graphic designers (113,347 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (96,390 people), and Postsecondary teachers (94,969 people).

The most specialized majors at Savannah College of Art and Design are Communication Technologies (405 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (1,391 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (105 degrees), Communications (424 degrees), and Human Sciences (171 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 Savannah College of Art and Design are Dentists, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Sales engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Savannah College of Art and Design are Communication Technologies (405 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (1,391 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (105 degrees), Communications (424 degrees), and Human Sciences (171 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 Savannah College of Art and Design are Elementary & secondary schools (395,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (243,244 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (179,102 people), Computer Systems Design (152,008 people), and Advertising, public relations & related services (133,167 people).

The most specialized majors at Savannah College of Art and Design are Communication Technologies (405 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (1,391 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (105 degrees), Communications (424 degrees), and Human Sciences (171 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Savannah College of Art and Design was Digital Communication & Multimedia with 312 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 913

  2. 1,740

In 2017, 913 degrees were awarded to men at Savannah College of Art and Design, which is 0.525 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,740).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 162 degrees were awarded to men at Savannah College of Art and Design in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects, which is 0.835 times less than the 194 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 289 degrees were awarded to women at Savannah College of Art and Design in Digital Communication & Multimedia, which is 2.51 times more than the 115 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%

100% Completion Time

67%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 52% of students graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% 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.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Savannah College of Art and Design is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 4.04% of graduates (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,350 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    260 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    192 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Savannah College of Art and Design is white (1,350 degrees awarded). There were 5.19 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (260 degrees).

4.11% of degree recipients (109 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    862 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    488 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    183 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Savannah College of Art and Design is white female (862 degrees awarded). There were 1.77 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (488 degrees).

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Operations

Savannah College of Art and Design has an endowment valued at nearly $123M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.75M (4.67%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Savannah College of Art and Design had a total salary expenditure of $287M. Savannah College of Art and Design employs 530 Professors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Savannah College of Art and Design are Male Professors (319), Female Professors(211), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Savannah College of Art and Design are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 352 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 140 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 117 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$123M

2017 Endowment

55%

growth from 2016

Savannah College of Art and Design has an endowment valued at about $123M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Savannah College of Art and Design grew 55% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $113M 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 2017, Savannah College of Art and Design 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

$113M

2017 Salaries

5.82%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Savannah College of Art and Design paid a median of $113M in salaries, which represents 39.5% of their overall expenditure ($287M) and a 5.82% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.94% growth from 2015 and a 0.778% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$43.1M

Instructional Salaries

530

Number of Employees

In 2017, Savannah College of Art and Design paid a total of $43.1M to 530 employees working as instructors, which represents 38% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.02M (18.6%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

530 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

352 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Savannah College of Art and Design were Professor with 530 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Savannah College of Art and Design were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 352 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 140 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 117 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Savannah College of Art and Design was Male Professor with 319 employees, Female Professor with 211 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Savannah College of Art and Design.

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