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IPEDS ID: 108232
OPE ID: 00753100
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Academy of Art University
79 New Montgomery, San Francisco, California 94105
General information:  (800) 544-2787
Website:  www.academyart.edu
Type:  4-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  13,800 (9,117 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty2871,110
Instructional2871,110
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$18,650$19,130$19,740$20,3403.0%
Books and supplies$1,666$1,710$1,746$1,7641.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$13,400$13,700$14,160$14,8104.6%
Other$3,168$3,288$3,160$3,2904.1%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,962$11,268$11,494$11,9704.1%
Other$4,158$4,278$4,148$4,2803.2%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,276$4,386$4,266$4,3963.0%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$36,884$37,828$38,806$40,2043.6%
Off Campus$35,436$36,386$37,128$38,3543.3%
Off Campus with Family$24,592$25,226$25,752$26,5002.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Tuition$22,440
Fees$300
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid136251%————
Grant or scholarship aid24335%$1,906,109$7,844
Federal grants18326%$801,741$4,381
Pell grants18326%$778,341$4,253
Other federal grants436%$23,400$544
State/local government grant or scholarships345%$157,870$4,643
Institutional grants or scholarships9714%$946,498$9,758
Student loan aid29542%$1,986,455$6,734
Federal student loans29442%$1,666,351$5,668
Other student loans162%$320,104$20,007
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid14,60346%$33,237,820$7,221
Pell grants3,87839%$13,106,709$3,380
Federal student loans5,16251%$38,208,165$7,402
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$26,905$28,877$28,873
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$28,224$29,345$30,386
$30,001 – $48,000$29,403$30,364$31,289
$48,001 – $75,000$30,610$31,661$33,833
$75,001 – $110,000$33,121$34,385$33,217
$110,001 and more$32,730$35,362$33,368
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment13,800
Undergraduate enrollment9,117
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment926
Graduate enrollment4,683
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 59%
Part-time: 41%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 8%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 12%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 23%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 18%
Non-resident alien: 28%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 62%
25 and over: 38%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 37%
Out-of-state: 35%
Foreign countries: 26%
Unknown: 2%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 63%
Part-time: 37%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 33%
Enrolled in some distance education: 24%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 43%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 34%
Enrolled in some distance education: 16%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 51%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $100
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 76%
Part-time students: 43%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 31 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 37%
Transfer-out rate: 20%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 5%
6-year: 33%
8-year: 36%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 7%
6-year: 35%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 34%
Female: 37%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 22%
Asian: 40%
Black or African American: 16%
Hispanic/Latino: 27%
White: 34%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 27%
Non-resident alien: 63%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterUndergraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture-15d54d-
Landscape Architecture0d0d2d-
Category total0d15d56d-
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects23d158d180d0
Category total23d158d180d0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising7d47d92d0
Communication and Media Studies, Other-33d65d-
Journalism0d5d12d-
Category total7d85d169d0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Programming, Specific Applications-0d--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design13d64d89d0
Category total13d64d89d0
Education
Art Teacher Education-10d13d-
Category total-10d13d-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Fashion and Fabric Consultant1d5d--
Category total1d5d--
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting11176-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-3d0d-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production34d119d90d0
Commercial and Advertising Art0d---
Costume Design-0d0d-
Digital Arts0d13d20d-
Fashion/Apparel Design48d183d181d0
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other12d42d63d0
Game and Interactive Media Design2d67d35d-
Graphic Design31d73d32d0
Illustration34d116d64d0
Industrial and Product Design2d50d21d0
Interior Design18d81d129d0
Metal and Jewelry Arts0d6d7d-
Music, Other4d22d31d-
Photography56d87d69d0
Playwriting and Screenwriting-1d0d-
Category total252d880d748d0
Grand total2961,2171,2550
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 745
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 115
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 33
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 10
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $13,879
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $11,770
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,746
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,650
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 94%
Part-time students: 65%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (without football) MenWomen
All Track Combined4851
Baseball27
Basketball1114
Golf85
Soccer2621
Softball17
Tennis8
Volleyball13
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools(!)7/1/1998 -  Accredited
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission5/25/2007 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1985 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible04
Rape3
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery742
Aggravated assault601
Burglary10710
Motor vehicle theft001
Arson001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible03
Rape3
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery112
Aggravated assault200
Burglary535
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate11.0%14.5%14.0%
Number in default573682532
Number in repayment5,1634,6913,797
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)