The Art Institute of Houston

River Oaks Plaza, 4140 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027-9625
Tel: (713)623-2040
2,497 students
Private for-profit
The mission of The Art Institute of Houston is to provide a quality, collaborative academic environment for individuals seeking creative careers through higher education.
School Highlights:
The Art Institute of Houston serves 2,497 students (68% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 57%.
The Art Institute of Houston is one of 23 community colleges within Harris County, TX.
The nearest community college is Vet Tech Institute of Houston (1.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
The Art Institute of Houston Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 2,497 teachers has grown by 84% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,497 students
1,303 students
The Art Institute of Houston Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,694 students
835 students
The Art Institute of Houston Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 803 students
1,046 students
The Art Institute of Houston Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
The Art Institute of Houston sch enrollment The Art Institute of Houston sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
7%
2%
The Art Institute of Houston Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
33%
7%
The Art Institute of Houston Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
12%
11%
The Art Institute of Houston Black (2006-2012)
% White
47%
66%
The Art Institute of Houston White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
The Art Institute of Houston sch ethnicity The Art Institute of Houston sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.65 0.44
The Art Institute of Houston Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $17,868 is more than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $17,868 is more than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $17,868 $5,890
The Art Institute of Houston In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $17,868 $10,047
The Art Institute of Houston Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 54%
78%
The Art Institute of Houston Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The Art Institute of Houston is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Art Institutes, one of North America's leaders in postsecondary career-oriented education for the creative arts. The Art Institute of Houston trains students in Media Arts & Animation, Culinary Arts, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Interactive Media Design, and Restaurant & Catering Management. From its founding in 1965 until joining The Art Institutes system of schools in 1978, The Art Institute of Houston was known as the Houston School of Commercial Art. In December 1990, the school moved to its current facility at 1900 Yorktown in the Galleria area. Baccalaureate and associate degrees are competency based, incorporating traditional liberal arts and hands-on instruction. Faculty use learning-centered methodology that prepares students for career entry in the design, visual and culinary arts fields as well as continued professional development. The Art Institute of Houston is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, to award Bachelor of Fine Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees.

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For Houston private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,469 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Houston is 72%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Houston community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Houston is Mti College Of Business And Technology. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.