School of Visual Arts

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$43,400
3.58% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$53,227
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.06%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
71.5%
4,314 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,692
96% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
71.5%
490 Graduates

About

School of Visual Arts is a higher education institution located in New York County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at School of Visual Arts were Web Page, Digital, & Information Resource Design (224 degrees awarded), Illustration (183 degrees), and Photography (103 degrees).

In 2020, 1,220 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at School of Visual Arts. 69.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (246 degrees), 1.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (153 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at School of Visual Arts is $43,400, which is $29,000 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at School of Visual Arts is $43,400, which is $29,000 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $53,227.

In 2020, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 29% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$43,400
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at School of Visual Arts was $43,400. The cost of tuition at School of Visual Arts is $29,000 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$53,227
2020 Value
7.43%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 School of Visual Arts had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $53,227. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of School of Visual Arts grew by 7.43%.

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Other Student Expenses

$21,200
Room and Board
$1,868
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at School of Visual Arts was of $21,200 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,868. The cost of room and board increased by 3.92% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
29%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at School of Visual Arts received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2% with respect to 2019, when 50% 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.
2.06%
2018 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at School of Visual Arts was 2.06%, which represents 14 out of the 678 total borrowers.

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Admissions

School of Visual Arts received 4,314 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.24% annual growth. Out of those 4,314 applicants, 3,086 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.5% acceptance rate.

There were 3,692 students enrolled at School of Visual Arts in 2020, and 55% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

School of Visual Arts has an overall enrollment yield of 18.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,086
Accepted Out of 4,314

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of School of Visual Arts was 71.5% (3,086 admissions from 4,314 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 71.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 1.24%, while admissions grew by 1.81%.

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SAT Scores

55%
Submission Percentage
307
Scores Submitted

55% of enrolled first-time students at School of Visual Arts in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

School of Visual Arts has a total enrollment of 3,692 students. The full-time enrollment at School of Visual Arts is 3,543 students and the part-time enrollment is 149. This means that 96% of students enrolled at School of Visual Arts are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at School of Visual Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18.7% White, 14.2% Asian, 9.59% Hispanic or Latino, 3.82% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at School of Visual Arts in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (12%), followed by Asian Female (11.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.73%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (12.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (5.05%) and Asian Female (4.36%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at School of Visual Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,692 students. The full-time enrollment at School of Visual Arts is 3,543 and the part-time enrollment is 149. This means that 96% of students enrolled at School of Visual Arts are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2020 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 School of Visual Arts was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), School of Visual Arts had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    690
  2. Asian
    523
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    354

The enrolled student population at School of Visual Arts is 18.7% White, 14.2% Asian, 9.59% Hispanic or Latino, 3.82% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% 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, 64 students (1.73%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 486 more women than men received degrees from School of Visual Arts. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at School of Visual Arts is white (246 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (153 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at School of Visual Arts is Web Page, Digital, & Information Resource Design (224 degrees awarded), followed by Illustration (183 degrees) and Photography (103 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at School of Visual 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 (659 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (356 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 School of Visual Arts are Software developers (561,610 people), Other managers (310,450 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (179,102 people), Computer & information systems managers (135,560 people), and Computer occupations, all other (121,970 people).

The most specialized majors at School of Visual Arts are Communication Technologies (70 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (659 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (356 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (57 degrees), and Communications (52 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 School of Visual Arts are Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Architectural & engineering managers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at School of Visual Arts are Communication Technologies (70 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (659 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (356 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (57 degrees), and Communications (52 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 School of Visual Arts are Computer Systems Design (694,672 people), Elementary & secondary schools (446,123 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (344,448 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (208,417 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (173,377 people).

The most specialized majors at School of Visual Arts are Communication Technologies (70 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (659 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (356 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (57 degrees), and Communications (52 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 School of Visual Arts.
Most Common
  1. 224 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 183 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 103 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at School of Visual Arts was Web Page, Digital, & Information Resource Design with 224 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

367
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
853
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 367 degrees were awarded to men at School of Visual Arts, which is 0.43 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (853).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 65 degrees were awarded to men at School of Visual Arts in Photography, which is 0.691 times less than the 94 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 170 degrees were awarded to women at School of Visual Arts in Web Page, Digital, & Information Resource Design, which is 3.15 times more than the 54 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%
100% Completion Time
72%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 63% of students graduating from School of Visual Arts completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (82.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at School of Visual Arts is Female and Asian (82.4% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.816% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    246 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    153 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    101 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at School of Visual Arts is white (246 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (153 degrees).

2.7% of degree recipients (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    166 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    114 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    80 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at School of Visual Arts is white female (166 degrees awarded). There were 1.46 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (114 degrees).

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Operations

School of Visual Arts has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.67M (NaNM%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, School of Visual Arts had a total salary expenditure of $165M. School of Visual Arts employs 188 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at School of Visual Arts are Male No academic ranks (112), Female No academic ranks(76), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at School of Visual Arts are: Management, with 146 employees, Service, with 96 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 89 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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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 2020, School of Visual Arts 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

$67.8M
2020 Salaries
0.181%
growth from 2019

In 2020, School of Visual Arts paid a median of $67.8M in salaries, which represents 41.2% of their overall expenditure ($165M) and a 0.181% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.2% growth from 2018 and a 3.1% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.7M
Instructional Salaries
188
Number of Employees

In 2020, School of Visual Arts paid a total of $7.7M to 188 employees working as instructors, which represents 11.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
188 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
146 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at School of Visual Arts were No academic rank with 188 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at School of Visual Arts were Management with 146 employees; Service with 96 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 89 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at School of Visual Arts was Male No academic rank with 112 employees, and Female No academic rank with 76 employees.

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