Savannah College of Art and Design

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$37,575
2.58% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$44,460
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.12%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
95.9%
11,267 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
14,840
82.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
68.5%
1,151 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 Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (381 degrees awarded), Digital Communication & Multimedia (303 degrees), and Illustration (257 degrees).

In 2019, 3,170 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Savannah College of Art and Design. 67.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,499 degrees), 4.87 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (308 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Savannah College of Art and Design is $37,575, which is $23,075 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Savannah College of Art and Design is $37,575, which is $23,075 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 $44,460.

In 2019, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$37,575
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Savannah College of Art and Design was $37,575. The cost of tuition at Savannah College of Art and Design is $23,075 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$44,460
2019 Value
2.61%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Savannah College of Art and Design had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $44,460. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Savannah College of Art and Design grew by 2.61%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,954
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 $12,954 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,025. The cost of room and board increased by 3.35% 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

91%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
42%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Savannah College of Art and Design received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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5.12%
2017 Default Rate
116
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Savannah College of Art and Design was 5.12%, which represents 116 out of the 2265 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 11,267 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 5.09% annual growth. Out of those 11,267 applicants, 10,806 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 95.9% acceptance rate.

There were 14,840 students enrolled at Savannah College of Art and Design in 2019, and 62% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Savannah College of Art and Design has an overall enrollment yield of 25.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
10,806
Accepted Out of 11,267

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Savannah College of Art and Design was 95.9% (10,806 admissions from 11,267 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 97.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 5.09%, while admissions grew by 3.82%.

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SAT Scores

62%
Submission Percentage
1,717
Scores Submitted

62% of enrolled first-time students at Savannah College of Art and Design in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Savannah College of Art and Design has a total enrollment of 14,840 students. The full-time enrollment at Savannah College of Art and Design is 12,251 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,589. This means that 82.6% 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 48.9% White, 10.7% Black or African American, 6.91% Hispanic or Latino, 5.06% Asian, 0.539% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0202% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Savannah College of Art and Design in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.4%), followed by White Male (16.5%) and Black or African American Female (6.89%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (13.5%), followed by White Male (7.84%) and Black or African American Female (5.37%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Savannah College of Art and Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,840 students. The full-time enrollment at Savannah College of Art and Design is 12,251 and the part-time enrollment is 2,589. This means that 82.6% of students enrolled at Savannah College of Art and Design 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 Savannah College of Art and Design was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), 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
    7,259
  2. Black or African American
    1,581
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,025

The enrolled student population at Savannah College of Art and Design is 48.9% White, 10.7% Black or African American, 6.91% Hispanic or Latino, 5.06% Asian, 0.539% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0202% 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 44.8% 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, 436 students (2.94%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1126 more women than men received degrees from Savannah College of Art and Design. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Savannah College of Art and Design is white (1,499 degrees awarded). There were 4.87 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (308 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Savannah College of Art and Design is Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (381 degrees awarded), followed by Digital Communication & Multimedia (303 degrees) and Illustration (257 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 (523 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (1,658 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (126 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 Savannah College of Art and Design are Other managers (210,847 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (164,148 people), Graphic designers (116,664 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (112,590 people), and Marketing managers (102,202 people).

The most specialized majors at Savannah College of Art and Design are Communication Technologies (523 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (1,658 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (126 degrees), Human Sciences (262 degrees), and Communications (418 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

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 Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Savannah College of Art and Design are Communication Technologies (523 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (1,658 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (126 degrees), Human Sciences (262 degrees), and Communications (418 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 (397,056 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (260,461 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (179,712 people), Computer Systems Design (161,090 people), and Advertising, public relations & related services (125,362 people).

The most specialized majors at Savannah College of Art and Design are Communication Technologies (523 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (1,658 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (126 degrees), Human Sciences (262 degrees), and Communications (418 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 Savannah College of Art and Design.
Most Common
  1. 381 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 303 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 257 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Savannah College of Art and Design was Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects with 381 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,022
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,148
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,022 degrees were awarded to men at Savannah College of Art and Design, which is 0.476 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,148).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 187 degrees were awarded to men at Savannah College of Art and Design in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects, which is 0.663 times less than the 282 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 300 degrees were awarded to women at Savannah College of Art and Design in Digital Communication & Multimedia, which is 3 times more than the 100 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%
100% Completion Time
65%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 50% 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, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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 (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, 2.61% of graduates (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,499 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    308 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    232 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Savannah College of Art and Design is white (1,499 degrees awarded). There were 4.87 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (308 degrees).

2.74% of degree recipients (87 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,040 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    459 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    212 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Savannah College of Art and Design is white female (1,040 degrees awarded). There were 2.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (459 degrees).

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Operations

Savannah College of Art and Design has an endowment valued at nearly $185M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $10.7M (5.76%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Savannah College of Art and Design had a total salary expenditure of $335M. Savannah College of Art and Design employs 619 Professors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Savannah College of Art and Design are Male Professors (370), Female Professors(249), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Savannah College of Art and Design are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 347 employees, Management, with 187 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 140 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$185M
2019 Endowment
19.6%
growth from 2018

Savannah College of Art and Design has an endowment valued at about $185M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Savannah College of Art and Design grew 19.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $175M 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, 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

$125M
2019 Salaries
5.05%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Savannah College of Art and Design paid a median of $125M in salaries, which represents 37.2% of their overall expenditure ($335M) and a 5.05% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.63% growth from 2017 and a 5.82% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$52M
Instructional Salaries
619
Number of Employees

In 2019, Savannah College of Art and Design paid a total of $52M to 619 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.7% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
619 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
347 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Savannah College of Art and Design were Professor with 619 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Savannah College of Art and Design were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 347 employees; Management with 187 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 140 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Savannah College of Art and Design was Male Professor with 370 employees, Female Professor with 249 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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