Southern California Institute of Architecture

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$49,490
3.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,041
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
59.8%
513 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
507
94.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
81%
17 Graduates

About

Southern California Institute of Architecture is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Southern California Institute of Architecture were Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (11 degrees awarded) and Educational Evaluation & Research (6 degrees).

In 2022, 147 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern California Institute of Architecture. 47.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (35 degrees), 3.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (10 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern California Institute of Architecture is $49,490, which is $34,549 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southern California Institute of Architecture is $49,490, which is $34,549 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,041.

In 2022, 48% of undergraduate students attending Southern California Institute of Architecture received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 21% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$49,490
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southern California Institute of Architecture was $49,490. The cost of tuition at Southern California Institute of Architecture is $34,549 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$19,041
2022 Value
49.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southern California Institute of Architecture had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,041. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southern California Institute of Architecture grew by 49.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,440
Room and Board
$2,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern California Institute of Architecture was of $13,440 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,100. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 34.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
21%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

48% of undergraduate students at Southern California Institute of Architecture received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 46.1% with respect to 2021, when 89% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0%
2019 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southern California Institute of Architecture was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 45 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Southern California Institute of Architecture received 513 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 21% annual growth. Out of those 513 applicants, 307 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.8% acceptance rate.

There were 507 students enrolled at Southern California Institute of Architecture in 2022. 18% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern California Institute of Architecture has an overall enrollment yield of 9.12%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
307
Accepted Out of 513

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern California Institute of Architecture was 59.8% (307 admissions from 513 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 64.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 21%, while admissions grew by 11.6%..

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SAT Scores

18%
Submission Percentage (2022)
5
Scores Submitted (2022)

18% of enrolled first-time students at Southern California Institute of Architecture in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern California Institute of Architecture had a total enrollment of 507 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southern California Institute of Architecture is 480 students and the part-time enrollment is 27. This means that 94.7% of students enrolled at Southern California Institute of Architecture are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern California Institute of Architecture, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16.8% White, 9.47% Asian, 9.47% Hispanic or Latino, 3.16% Black or African American, 1.78% Two or More Races, 0.394% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.197% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Southern California Institute of Architecture in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (8.33%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (7.89%) and White Male (7.02%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (12.7%), followed by Asian Male (4.76%) and White Female (4.76%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern California Institute of Architecture in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 507 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern California Institute of Architecture is 480 and the part-time enrollment is 27. This means that 94.7% of students enrolled at Southern California Institute of Architecture are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2022 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 Southern California Institute of Architecture was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Southern California Institute of Architecture had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    85 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    48 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    48 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southern California Institute of Architecture is 16.8% White, 9.47% Asian, 9.47% Hispanic or Latino, 3.16% Black or African American, 1.78% Two or More Races, 0.394% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.197% 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 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% 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, 5 students (0.986%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 7 fewer women than men received degrees from Southern California Institute of Architecture. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southern California Institute of Architecture is white (35 degrees awarded). There were 3.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (10 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Southern California Institute of Architecture is Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (11 degrees awarded), followed by Educational Evaluation & Research (6 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern California Institute of Architecture, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (11 degrees awarded) and Education (6 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern California Institute of Architecture are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,500,601 people), Secondary school teachers (421,648 people), Education administrators (230,569 people), Special education teachers (178,227 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (161,467 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern California Institute of Architecture in 2022 are Communication Technologies (11 degrees awarded) and Education (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Southern California Institute of Architecture are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Southern California Institute of Architecture are Communication Technologies (11 degrees awarded) and Education (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Southern California Institute of Architecture are Elementary & secondary schools (2,582,191 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (180,135 people), Child day care services (92,805 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (87,600 people), and Construction (45,693 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern California Institute of Architecture are Communication Technologies (11 degrees awarded) and Education (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Southern California Institute of Architecture.

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Southern California Institute of Architecture was Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects with 11 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

77
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
70
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 77 degrees were awarded to men at Southern California Institute of Architecture, which is 1.1 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (70).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Southern California Institute of Architecture in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects, which is 1.75 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 4 degrees were awarded to men at Southern California Institute of Architecture in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects, which is 0.571 times less than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

0%
100% Completion Time
76%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 0% of students graduating from Southern California Institute of Architecture completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 76% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 88% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Southern California Institute of Architecture is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 11.8% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    35 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    10 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern California Institute of Architecture is white (35 degrees awarded). There were 3.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (10 degrees).

0.68% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    25 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    10 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southern California Institute of Architecture is white male (25 degrees awarded). There were 2.5 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (10 degrees).

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Operations

Southern California Institute of Architecture has an endowment valued at nearly $5.22M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−NaN8%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Southern California Institute of Architecture had a total salary expenditure of 24.9M. Southern California Institute of Architecture employs 48 No academic ranks. Most academics at Southern California Institute of Architecture are Male No academic rank (29), and Female No academic rank (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern California Institute of Architecture are: Management, with 16 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 9 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 8 employees.

Endowment

$5.22M
2022 Endowment
12.2%
decline from 2021

Southern California Institute of Architecture has an endowment valued at about $5.22M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern California Institute of Architecture declined 12.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.42M lower 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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Salary Expenditure

$14.1M
2022 Salaries
6.06%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southern California Institute of Architecture paid a median of $14.1M in salaries, which represents 56.7% of their overall expenditure ($24.9M) and a 6.06% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.24M
Instructional Salaries
48
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southern California Institute of Architecture paid a total of $5.24M to 48 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
48 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
16 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern California Institute of Architecture was No academic rank with 48 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern California Institute of Architecture were Management with 16 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 9 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern California Institute of Architecture was Male No academic rank with 29 employees, and Female No academic rank with 19 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Southern California Institute of Architecture.

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