The Art Institute of Charleston

Tel: (843)727-3500
622 students
Private for-profit
School Highlights:
The Art Institute of Charleston serves 622 students (87% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
The Art Institute of Charleston is one of 4 community colleges within Charleston County County, SC.
The nearest community college is Virginia College-Charleston (10.3 miles away).

School Overview

The Art Institute of Charleston Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 32 staff
60 staff
The Art Institute of Charleston Total Faculty (2008-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 622 teachers has grown by 189% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 47% over five years.
Total Enrollment
622 students
1,269 students
The Art Institute of Charleston Total Enrollment (2007-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
21:1
The Art Institute of Charleston student staff (2008-2013)
# Full-Time Students
543 students
810 students
The Art Institute of Charleston Full-Time Students (2007-2013)
# Part-Time Students 79 students
1,017 students
The Art Institute of Charleston Part-Time Students (2007-2013)
The Art Institute of Charleston sch enrollment The Art Institute of Charleston sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
The Art Institute of Charleston Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
5%
7%
The Art Institute of Charleston Hispanic (2007-2013)
% Black
25%
12%
The Art Institute of Charleston Black (2007-2013)
% White
27%
57%
The Art Institute of Charleston White (2007-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
The Art Institute of Charleston More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
39%
3%
The Art Institute of Charleston sch ethnicity The Art Institute of Charleston 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. 0.56 0.53
The Art Institute of Charleston Diversity Score (2007-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $17,596 is more than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $17,596 is more than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $17,596 $5,740
The Art Institute of Charleston In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $17,596 $10,252
The Art Institute of Charleston Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 250 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 98%
89%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,589 per year for in-state students and $8,916 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,830 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina 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 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is ITT Technical Institute-Columbia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.