The Art Institute of Austin

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$19,260
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$26,325
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
19.7%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
236
69.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
23.1%
25 Graduates

About

The Art Institute of Austin is a higher education institution located in Travis County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The Art Institute of Austin were Recording Arts Technology (16 degrees awarded), Cinematography & Film Production (15 degrees), and Commercial Photography (13 degrees).

In 2020, 117 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The Art Institute of Austin. 43.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 56.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (39 degrees), 1.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The Art Institute of Austin is $19,260, which is $4,860 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The Art Institute of Austin is $19,260, which is $4,860 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 $26,325.

In 2020, 85% of undergraduate students attending The Art Institute of Austin received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$19,260
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at The Art Institute of Austin was $19,260. The cost of tuition at The Art Institute of Austin is $4,860 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$26,325
2020 Value
9.09%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 The Art Institute of Austin had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,325. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of The Art Institute of Austin grew by 9.09%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,843
Room and Board
$600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The Art Institute of Austin was of $6,843 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $600. The cost of room and board increased by 2.87% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 60% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at The Art Institute of Austin received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 8.97% with respect to 2019, when 78% 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.
19.7%
2018 Default Rate
259
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at The Art Institute of Austin was 19.7%, which represents 259 out of the 1314 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 Austin has a total enrollment of 236 students. The full-time enrollment at The Art Institute of Austin is 163 students and the part-time enrollment is 73. This means that 69.1% of students enrolled at The Art Institute of Austin are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The Art Institute of Austin, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.1% Hispanic or Latino, 30.9% White, 23.3% Black or African American, 2.97% Asian, 0.847% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at The Art Institute of Austin in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (20.2%), followed by White Male (19%) and Black or African American Male (18.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The Art Institute of Austin, both undergraduate and graduate, is 236 students. The full-time enrollment at The Art Institute of Austin is 163 and the part-time enrollment is 73. This means that 69.1% of students enrolled at The Art Institute of Austin are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

43%
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 The Art Institute of Austin was 43%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), The Art Institute of Austin had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    78
  2. White
    73
  3. Black or African American
    55

The enrolled student population at The Art Institute of Austin is 33.1% Hispanic or Latino, 30.9% White, 23.3% Black or African American, 2.97% Asian, 0.847% 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, 16 students (6.78%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 15 fewer women than men received degrees from The Art Institute of Austin. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at The Art Institute of Austin is white (39 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The Art Institute of Austin is Recording Arts Technology (16 degrees awarded), followed by Cinematography & Film Production (15 degrees) and Commercial Photography (13 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at The Art Institute of Austin, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (16 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (68 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (17 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 Austin are Software developers (476,992 people), Other managers (186,468 people), Computer occupations, all other (126,391 people), Computer & information systems managers (117,444 people), and Computer programmers (112,996 people).

The most specialized majors at The Art Institute of Austin are Communication Technologies (16 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (68 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (17 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (6 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (1 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 Austin are Chief executives & legislators, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at The Art Institute of Austin are Communication Technologies (16 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (68 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (17 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (6 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (1 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 Austin are Computer Systems Design (576,835 people), Elementary & secondary schools (226,334 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (199,399 people), Management, scientific & technical consulting services (100,944 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (100,895 people).

The most specialized majors at The Art Institute of Austin are Communication Technologies (16 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (68 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (17 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (6 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (1 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 Austin.
Most Common
  1. 16 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 15 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 13 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The Art Institute of Austin was Recording Arts Technology with 16 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

66
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
51
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 66 degrees were awarded to men at The Art Institute of Austin, which is 1.29 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (51).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 14 degrees were awarded to men at The Art Institute of Austin in Recording Arts Technology, which is 7 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 8 degrees were awarded to women at The Art Institute of Austin in Fashion Merchandising, which is 8 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
20%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 15% of students graduating from The Art Institute of Austin completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 20% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 20% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The Art Institute of Austin is Female and White (50% 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, 12% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    39 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    35 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The Art Institute of Austin is white (39 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

1.71% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    23 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    22 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at The Art Institute of Austin is white male (23 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (22 degrees).

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Operations

The Art Institute of Austin has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNk%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, The Art Institute of Austin had a total salary expenditure of $10.4M. The Art Institute of Austin employs 2 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at The Art Institute of Austin are Male Instructors (2), Female Instructors(0), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The Art Institute of Austin are: Management, with 4 employees, Sales and related, with 4 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 2 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, The Art Institute of Austin 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

$2.75M
2020 Salaries
16.6%
decline from 2019

In 2020, The Art Institute of Austin paid a median of $2.75M in salaries, which represents 26.5% of their overall expenditure ($10.4M) and a 16.6% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 24.4% growth from 2018 and a 42% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$109k
Instructional Salaries
2
Number of Employees

In 2020, The Art Institute of Austin paid a total of $109k to 2 employees working as instructors, which represents 3.97% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
2 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
4 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at The Art Institute of Austin were Instructor with 2 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The Art Institute of Austin were Management with 4 employees; Sales and related with 4 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The Art Institute of Austin was Male Instructor with 2 employees, and Female Instructor with 0 employees.

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

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