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IPEDS ID: 140951
OPE ID: 02141500
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Savannah College of Art and Design
342 Bull St, Savannah, Georgia 31402-3146
General information:  (912) 525-5000
Website:  www.scad.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  15,636 (12,772 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  20 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
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
18%
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2021Full timePart time
Total faculty658105
Instructional658105
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 year2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
Tuition and fees$37,130$38,075$38,075$38,8402.0%
Books and supplies$2,025$2,070$1,890$1,9171.4%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$14,550$15,162$14,979$15,3482.5%
Other$3,738$3,654$3,573$3,7354.5%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,358$11,712$12,105$12,7145.0%
Other$3,738$3,654$3,573$3,7354.5%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,612$3,726$3,678$3,585-2.5%
Total Expenses2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
On Campus$57,443$58,961$58,517$59,8402.3%
Off Campus$54,251$55,511$55,643$57,2062.8%
Off Campus with Family$42,767$43,871$43,643$44,3421.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2021-2022
Tuition$39,240
Fees$500
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2020-2021
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 aid11,84198%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,83597%$23,234,046$12,662
Federal grants42122%$2,288,182$5,435
Pell grants38620%$1,857,179$4,811
Other federal grants1317%$431,003$3,290
State/local government grant or scholarships27415%$1,115,463$4,071
Institutional grants or scholarships1,82297%$19,830,401$10,884
Student loan aid87646%$10,315,085$11,775
Federal student loans83444%$4,208,448$5,046
Other student loans21511%$6,106,637$28,403
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid110,731$120,207,466$11,202
Pell grants2,138$9,602,671$4,491
Federal student loans4,397$27,294,905$6,208
  • 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.
2018-20192019-20202020-2021
Average net price$44,460$45,798$45,163
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2018-20192019-20202020-2021
$0 – $30,000$40,908$40,834$40,471
$30,001 – $48,000$41,628$41,407$42,399
$48,001 – $75,000$42,800$44,631$43,983
$75,001 – $110,000$45,370$45,228$46,020
$110,001 and more$45,287$47,010$46,247
  • 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 2021
Total enrollment15,636
Undergraduate enrollment12,772
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment788
Graduate enrollment2,864
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 82%
Part-time: 18%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 31%
Female: 69%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 12%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 51%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 18%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 93%
25 and over: 7%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 15%
Out-of-state: 71%
Foreign countries: 14%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2020.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 75%
Part-time: 25%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 12%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 82%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 19%
Enrolled in some distance education: 23%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 58%
Undergraduate application fee (2021-2022): $100
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2021
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants14,9143,87011,044
Percent admitted81%78%82%
Percent admitted who enrolled22%26%21%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
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: 81%
Part-time students: 65%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2020 and Returned in Fall 2021
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, 70 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2021.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 71%
Transfer-out rate: 14%
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 2013]
4-year: 57%
6-year: 70%
8-year: 71%
[Began in Fall 2015]
4-year: 59%
6-year: 71%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2013 or Fall 2015
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: 66%
Female: 74%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 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: 50%
Asian: 76%
Black or African American: 56%
Hispanic/Latino: 71%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 91%
White: 73%
Two or more races: 100%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 67%
Non-resident alien: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 70%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 60%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 74%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 13%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 49%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 20%
Enrolled at same institution: 7%
Enrolled at different institution: 47%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 15%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 53%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 72%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 69%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 74%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 43%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 30%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 30%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 48%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2020-2021
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramUndergraduate
Certificate
BachelorMaster
  • 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.
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science and Related Fields
Equestrian/Equine Studies-10-
Category total-10-
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology-4924
Architectural History and Criticism, General-02
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning--3
Category total-4929
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia3d33872
Radio and Television-3-
Category total3d34172
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects-39297
Recording Arts Technology/Technician-3511
Category total-427108
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Information Technology Project Management--47d
Category total--47d
Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering-1613
Category total-1613
English Language and Literature/Letters
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-3417d
Category total-3417d
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management-114d61d
Apparel and Textiles, Other-72
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management-194d
Category total-140d67d
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Historic Preservation and Conservation, General-57d
Human Computer Interaction-44-
Sustainability Studies--5
Category total-4912d
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-125
Cinematography and Film/Video Production-20467
Design and Visual Communications, General-50-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-4810
Fashion/Apparel Design-15525d
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts-5311
Film/Cinema/Media Studies--4
Fine and Studio Arts Management--34d
Game and Interactive Media Design-10637d
Illustration-27686d
Industrial and Product Design-8247
Interior Design-15347
Jewelry Arts-187
Painting-3733
Photography-91d21d
Playwriting and Screenwriting-2610
Printmaking--1
Sculpture-72
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology-6625
Category total-1,384d472d
Grand total32,450837
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2020-2021
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 548
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 50
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 1
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
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: $24,976
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $18,004
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
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: 90%
Part-time students: 50%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: NAIA Division II
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
Bowling815
Golf1113
Lacrosse2425
Tennis1515
Track and Field, Outdoor2725
Varsity Coed TeamsMenWomen
Equestrian548
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since ((!)01/01/2005)12/01/2030
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/111692.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape722
d. Fondling639
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery022
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary010
j. Motor vehicle theft222
k. Arson010
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence432
c. Stalking1101
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations587
c. Liquor law violations010
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.471
b. Drug abuse violations823822
c. Liquor law violations1068921
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape622
d. Fondling537
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary010
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence421
c. Stalking160
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations587
c. Liquor law violations010
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.461
b. Drug abuse violations793820
c. Liquor law violations1068920
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201820172016
Default rate3.2%5.1%5.5%
Number in default71116131
Number in repayment2,1752,2652,376
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)