The Art Institute of Seattle

2323 Elliott Ave, Seattle
WA, 98121-1622
Tel: (206)448-0900
1,807 students
Private for-profit

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The mission of The Art Institute of Seattle is to provide higher education programs that prepare students for careers in design, technology, business, and hospitality related fields. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions and career/professional advancement in their chosen fields through curricula that emphasize technical and communication skills needed in the field, taught by faculty who are, or have been, working professionals, in an environment that encourages free expression, leadership and responsible decision making.
School Highlights:
The Art Institute of Seattle serves 1,807 students (65% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 28%.
The Art Institute of Seattle is one of 13 community colleges within King County, WA.
The nearest community college is Seattle Community College-Central Campus (1.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
The Art Institute of Seattle 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 1,807 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,807 students
1,303 students
The Art Institute of Seattle Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,169 students
834 students
The Art Institute of Seattle Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 638 students
1,040 students
The Art Institute of Seattle Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
The Art Institute of Seattle sch enrollment The Art Institute of Seattle sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
21%
2%
The Art Institute of Seattle Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
12%
7%
The Art Institute of Seattle Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
3%
11%
The Art Institute of Seattle Black (2006-2012)
% White
64%
66%
The Art Institute of Seattle White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
The Art Institute of Seattle sch ethnicity The Art Institute of Seattle 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. 0.53 0.44
The Art Institute of Seattle Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $17,760 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 $17,760 is more than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $17,760 $5,890
The Art Institute of Seattle In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $17,760 $10,050
The Art Institute of Seattle Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 51%
78%
The Art Institute of Seattle Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Founded in 1946 as the Burnley School for Professional Art, The Art Institute of Seattle has a proud history as a part of the Seattle community and a contributor to the creative industries in the Northwest. The Art Institute of Seattle achieved a major milestone in 1999 when it was granted regional accreditation by the Northwest Commis-sion on Colleges and Universities. In 2003, The Art Institute of Seattle was granted informal candidacy at the baccalaureate level to offer Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in Media Arts & Animation, Graphic Design, and Interior Design. The college offers progrms in Continuing Education. Associate of Applied Arts degree is awarded in Animation Art & Design, Audio Production, Culinary Arts, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Graphic Design, Industrial Design Technology, Interactive Media Design, Interior Design, Photography and Video Production. Associate of Applied Arts Diploma is awarded in the field of Baking & Pastry. Diploma is given for Digital Design, Residential Design and The Art of Cooking. Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is given in Graphic Design, Interior Design and Media Arts & Animation. The Art Institute of Seattle is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities ("NWCCU"), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

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Did You Know?
For Seattle public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,860 per year for in-state students and $9,050 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,760 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Seattle is 51%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Seattle 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 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Seattle is Seattle Community College-South Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.