School of Visual Arts

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$41,900
5.01% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$49,548
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.71%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
71.1%
4,261 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,562
96.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
72.3%
474 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 (212 degrees awarded), Illustration (173 degrees), and Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (92 degrees).

In 2019, 1,192 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at School of Visual Arts. 68.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (287 degrees), 2.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (141 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at School of Visual Arts is $41,900, which is $27,400 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at School of Visual Arts is $41,900, which is $27,400 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 $49,548.

In 2019, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 33% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$41,900
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at School of Visual Arts was $41,900. The cost of tuition at School of Visual Arts is $27,400 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$49,548
2019 Value
1.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 School of Visual Arts had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $49,548. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of School of Visual Arts grew by 1.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$20,400
Room and Board
$1,868
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at School of Visual Arts was of $20,400 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,868. The cost of room and board increased by 4.08% 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

50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
33%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

50% of undergraduate students at School of Visual Arts received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 8.7% with respect to 2018, when 46% 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.
2.71%
2017 Default Rate
20
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at School of Visual Arts was 2.71%, which represents 20 out of the 738 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

School of Visual Arts received 4,261 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.36% annual decline. Out of those 4,261 applicants, 3,031 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.1% acceptance rate.

There were 4,562 students enrolled at School of Visual Arts in 2019, and 49% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

School of Visual Arts has an overall enrollment yield of 31.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,031
Accepted Out of 4,261

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of School of Visual Arts was 71.1% (3,031 admissions from 4,261 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 70%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −2.36%, while admissions declined by −0.786%.

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SAT Scores

49%
Submission Percentage
475
Scores Submitted

49% of enrolled first-time students at School of Visual Arts in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

School of Visual Arts has a total enrollment of 4,562 students. The full-time enrollment at School of Visual Arts is 4,393 students and the part-time enrollment is 169. This means that 96.3% 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 19.7% White, 13.3% Asian, 9.27% Hispanic or Latino, 3.55% 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 (12.7%), followed by Asian Female (10.4%) and White Male (6.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (12%), followed by Asian Female (5.09%) and White Male (5.09%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at School of Visual Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,562 students. The full-time enrollment at School of Visual Arts is 4,393 and the part-time enrollment is 169. This means that 96.3% of students enrolled at School of Visual Arts are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
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 School of Visual Arts was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), 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
    900
  2. Asian
    605
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    423

The enrolled student population at School of Visual Arts is 19.7% White, 13.3% Asian, 9.27% Hispanic or Latino, 3.55% 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 44.8% 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, 88 students (1.93%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 434 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 (287 degrees awarded). There were 2.04 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (141 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at School of Visual Arts is Web Page, Digital, & Information Resource Design (212 degrees awarded), followed by Illustration (173 degrees) and Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (92 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 (92 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (617 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (336 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 (92 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (617 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (336 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (65 degrees), and Communications (59 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 (92 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (617 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (336 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (65 degrees), and Communications (59 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 (92 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (617 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (336 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (65 degrees), and Communications (59 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. 212 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 173 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 92 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at School of Visual Arts was Web Page, Digital, & Information Resource Design with 212 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

379
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
813
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 379 degrees were awarded to men at School of Visual Arts, which is 0.466 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (813).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 55 degrees were awarded to men at School of Visual Arts in Web Page, Digital, & Information Resource Design, which is 0.35 times less than the 157 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 157 degrees were awarded to women at School of Visual Arts in Web Page, Digital, & Information Resource Design, which is 2.85 times more than the 55 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 55% 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, 64% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at School of Visual 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 (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, 3.59% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    287 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    141 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    122 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at School of Visual Arts is white (287 degrees awarded). There were 2.04 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (141 degrees).

2.43% of degree recipients (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    191 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    104 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    96 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at School of Visual Arts is white female (191 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (104 degrees).

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Operations

School of Visual Arts has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $651k (NaNk%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, School of Visual Arts had a total salary expenditure of $162M. School of Visual Arts employs 444 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at School of Visual Arts are Male No academic ranks (262), Female No academic ranks(182), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at School of Visual Arts are: Management, with 150 employees, Service, with 108 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 86 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

School of Visual Arts has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of School of Visual Arts stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as 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, 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

$67.7M
2019 Salaries
3.2%
growth from 2018

In 2019, School of Visual Arts paid a median of $67.7M in salaries, which represents 41.8% of their overall expenditure ($162M) and a 3.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.1% growth from 2017 and a 2.32% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$12.9M
Instructional Salaries
444
Number of Employees

In 2019, School of Visual Arts paid a total of $12.9M to 444 employees working as instructors, which represents 19% 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

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at School of Visual Arts were No academic rank with 444 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at School of Visual Arts were Management with 150 employees; Service with 108 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 86 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at School of Visual Arts was Male No academic rank with 262 employees, Female No academic rank with 182 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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