The Art Institute of Atlanta

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$17,496
0% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$24,419
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
18%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
1,582
72.4% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
18.5%
100 Graduates

About

The Art Institute of Atlanta is a higher education institution located in Fulton County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The Art Institute of Atlanta were Recording Arts Technology (41 degrees awarded), Multimedia (38 degrees), and Web Page, Digital, & Information Resource Design (27 degrees).

In 2017, 347 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The Art Institute of Atlanta. 50.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were unknown (118 degrees), 1.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (113 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The Art Institute of Atlanta is $17,496, which is $3,496 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The Art Institute of Atlanta is $17,496, which is $3,496 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 $24,419.

In 2017, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 79% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$17,496
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at The Art Institute of Atlanta was $17,496. The cost of tuition at The Art Institute of Atlanta is $3,496 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$24,419
2017 Value
9.23%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 The Art Institute of Atlanta had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,419. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of The Art Institute of Atlanta grew by 9.23%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,037
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The Art Institute of Atlanta was of $9,037 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 43.5% 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

94%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
79%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at The Art Institute of Atlanta received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 94% 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.
18%
2016 Default Rate
527
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at The Art Institute of Atlanta was 18%, which represents 527 out of the 2922 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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Enrollment

The Art Institute of Atlanta has a total enrollment of 1,582 students. The full-time enrollment at The Art Institute of Atlanta is 1,145 students and the part-time enrollment is 437. This means that 72.4% of students enrolled at The Art Institute of Atlanta are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The Art Institute of Atlanta, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30.4% Black or African American, 12.1% Hispanic or Latino, 4.68% White, 0.632% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.569% Asian, 0.253% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at The Art Institute of Atlanta in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Male (16.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (12.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The Art Institute of Atlanta, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,582 students. The full-time enrollment at The Art Institute of Atlanta is 1,145 and the part-time enrollment is 437. This means that 72.4% of students enrolled at The Art Institute of Atlanta are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

26%
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 The Art Institute of Atlanta was 26%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), The Art Institute of Atlanta had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    481
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    191
  3. White
    74

The enrolled student population at The Art Institute of Atlanta is 30.4% Black or African American, 12.1% Hispanic or Latino, 4.68% White, 0.632% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.569% Asian, 0.253% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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, 787 students (49.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1 more women than men received degrees from The Art Institute of Atlanta. The majority of degree recipients at The Art Institute of Atlanta are unknown (118 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more unknown graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (113 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The Art Institute of Atlanta is Recording Arts Technology (41 degrees awarded), followed by Multimedia (38 degrees) and Web Page, Digital, & Information Resource Design (27 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at The Art Institute of Atlanta, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (45 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (142 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (89 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 The Art Institute of Atlanta are Accountants & auditors (1,108,795 people), Other managers (725,781 people), Software developers (526,360 people), Financial managers (436,472 people), and Chief executives & legislators (338,926 people).

The most specialized majors at The Art Institute of Atlanta are Communication Technologies (45 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (142 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (89 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (45 degrees), and Business (26 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 The Art Institute of Atlanta are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Surgeons, Physicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at The Art Institute of Atlanta are Communication Technologies (45 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (142 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (89 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (45 degrees), and Business (26 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 The Art Institute of Atlanta are Computer Systems Design (899,198 people), Elementary & secondary schools (629,520 people), Banking & related activities (552,125 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (472,142 people), and Insurance carriers (427,195 people).

The most specialized majors at The Art Institute of Atlanta are Communication Technologies (45 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (142 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (89 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (45 degrees), and Business (26 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 The Art Institute of Atlanta.
Most Common
  1. 41 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 38 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 27 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The Art Institute of Atlanta was Recording Arts Technology with 41 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 173
  2. 174

In 2017, 173 degrees were awarded to men at The Art Institute of Atlanta, which is 0.994 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (174).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 36 degrees were awarded to men at The Art Institute of Atlanta in Recording Arts Technology, which is 7.2 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 23 degrees were awarded to women at The Art Institute of Atlanta in Web Page, Digital, & Information Resource Design, which is 1.44 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
26%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 17% of students graduating from The Art Institute of Atlanta completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 26% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% 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 The Art Institute of Atlanta 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, 71% of graduates (71 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Unknown
    118 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    113 degrees awarded
  3. White
    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The Art Institute of Atlanta is unknown (118 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more unknown recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (113 degrees).

34% of degree recipients (118 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    65 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    48 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The Art Institute of Atlanta is black or african american female (65 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (48 degrees).

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Operations

The Art Institute of Atlanta has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, The Art Institute of Atlanta had a total salary expenditure of $35.1M. The Art Institute of Atlanta employs 29 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at The Art Institute of Atlanta are Male Instructors (19), Female Instructors(10), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The Art Institute of Atlanta are: Office and Administrative Support, with 28 employees, Management, with 17 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 12 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2017 Endowment
0%
growth from 2016

The Art Institute of Atlanta has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of The Art Institute of Atlanta 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. $12M - Federal
  2. $1.78M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, The Art Institute of Atlanta received $12M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.78M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$9.36M
2017 Salaries
12.9%
decline from 2016

In 2017, The Art Institute of Atlanta paid a median of $9.36M in salaries, which represents 26.6% of their overall expenditure ($35.1M) and a 12.9% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 18.1% decline from 2015 and a 16.1% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.75M
Instructional Salaries
29
Number of Employees

In 2017, The Art Institute of Atlanta paid a total of $1.75M to 29 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $727k (28.1%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
29 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
28 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at The Art Institute of Atlanta were Instructor with 29 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The Art Institute of Atlanta were Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees; Management with 17 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The Art Institute of Atlanta was Male Instructor with 19 employees, Female Instructor with 10 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at The Art Institute of Atlanta.

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