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IPEDS ID: 486123
OPE ID: 04158800
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Theatre of Arts
1536 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood, California 90028-6111
General information:  (323) 463-2500 x4
Website:  www.toa.edu
Type:  2-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  47 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  8 to 1
Admissionswww.toa.edu/admissions
Financial Aidwww.toa.edu/financial-aid
Net Price Calculatorwww.toa.edu/net-price-calculator/
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranstoa.edu/military-students/
Disability Serviceswww.toa.edu/pdf/TOA_Services-for-Students-with-Disabilities.pdf
Mission Statement
  The mission of The Theatre of Arts is to prepare students for a successful career in Theatre, Film, Television and associated media by guiding them through a process of professional and personal development that renders them as highly skilled performers able to have original, creative and affective voices in the industry.

It is our aim to foster a safe training environment that is artistically stimulating, collaborative and conducive to growth. Our courses combine the strengths of classical training with the vibrancy and innovations of contemporary practice. The structure and content of our programs facilitate a clear learning progression for our students that can inspire confidence, trigger curiosity and unleash inventiveness.

We are committed to the pursuit of excellence in actor training and encourage our students to be extremely diligent in their journey of discovery throughout the course. Our graduates have a clear grasp of the craft, the art and the business of acting, and are fully equipped to forge and sustain highly rewarding professional careers.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
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
None
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty022
Instructional022
Research and public service00
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 year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$19,800$19,800$19,800$19,8000.0%
Books and supplies$1,764$1,764$1,791$1,764-1.5%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$11,970$11,970$12,492$13,2936.4%
Other$4,167$4,167$4,158$4,2391.9%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,284$4,284$4,284$4,3742.1%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Off Campus$37,701$37,701$38,241$39,0962.2%
Off Campus with Family$25,848$25,848$25,875$25,9380.2%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
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 aid17100%————
Grant or scholarship aid7100%$49,744$7,106
Federal grants571%$23,244$4,649
Pell grants571%$23,244$4,649
Other federal grants00%$0
State/local government grant or scholarships00%$0
Institutional grants or scholarships686%$26,500$4,417
Student loan aid686%$49,000$8,167
Federal student loans686%$49,000$8,167
Other student loans00%$0
  • 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 aid14289%$335,755$7,994
Pell grants3268%$159,756$4,992
Federal student loans3472%$285,333$8,392
  • 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.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$34,388$27,602
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$26,059
$30,001 – $48,000$33,475
$48,001 – $75,000$30,708
$75,001 – $110,000
$110,001 and more$32,208
  • 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 2016
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)47
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment11
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 62%
Female: 38%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 36%
Hispanic/Latino: 34%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 2%
White: 19%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 63%
25 and over: 37%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 57%
Out-of-state: 29%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 14%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: -1%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1496584
Percent admitted27%35%20%
Percent admitted who enrolled15%17%12%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
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 return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 33%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • 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 provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates 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, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. 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 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
Received award in 6 years: 100%
Received award in 8 years: 100%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 0%
  • Institution did not enroll full-time, non-first-time or part-time entering undergraduates.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting26
Category total26
Grand total26
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 7
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 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: $9,988
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation(!)7/1/2009 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession0
Drug law violations0
Liquor law violations0
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession0
Drug law violations0
Liquor law violations0
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter0
Negligent manslaughter0
Rape0
Fondling0
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery0
Aggravated assault0
Burglary0
Motor vehicle theft0
Arson0
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter0
Negligent manslaughter0
Rape0
Fondling0
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery0
Aggravated assault0
Burglary0
Motor vehicle theft0
Arson0
  • (!) 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.
  • 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
  • This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database. Cohort Default Rate (CDR) data are not included when number of borrowers entering repayment includes 10 or fewer borrowers for all 3 cohort years.