The Art Institute of Atlanta

6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., 100 Embassy Row
Atlanta, GA 30328-1635
Tel: (770)394-8300
3,261 students
Private for-profit
The Art Institute of Atlanta is a private college of creative professional studies. We prepare students for careers in design, media arts, and culinary arts by providing an educational environment, with attention to changing technologies and other requirements of the global marketplace.
School Highlights:
The Art Institute of Atlanta serves 3,261 students (83% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.
The Art Institute of Atlanta is one of 10 community colleges within Fulton County, GA.
The nearest community college is Sanford-Brown College-Atlanta (1.2 miles away).

School Overview

The Art Institute of Atlanta 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 3,261 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,261 students
1,303 students
The Art Institute of Atlanta Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,710 students
836 students
The Art Institute of Atlanta Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 551 students
1,046 students
The Art Institute of Atlanta Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
The Art Institute of Atlanta sch enrollment The Art Institute of Atlanta sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
5%
2%
The Art Institute of Atlanta Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
10%
7%
The Art Institute of Atlanta Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
39%
12%
The Art Institute of Atlanta Black (2006-2012)
% White
45%
67%
The Art Institute of Atlanta White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
The Art Institute of Atlanta sch ethnicity The Art Institute of Atlanta 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. 0.63 0.45
The Art Institute of Atlanta Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $17,796 is more than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $17,796 is more than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $17,796 $5,940
The Art Institute of Atlanta In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $17,796 $10,072
The Art Institute of Atlanta Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 45%
78%
The Art Institute of Atlanta Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The Art Institute of Atlanta is a college of creative professional studies with a solid tradition of excellence in career-focused education. In 1999, The Art Institute celebrated fifty years of commitment to students and their success in their chosen fields. In that same year, the college moved to a new, five-story, 115,000-square-foot facility. Founded as Massey Business College, with diploma programs in basic business and secretarial skills, the school added liberal arts, fashion, and interior design during the next two decades. After becoming The Art Institute of Atlanta in 1975, the college shifted its focus to a creative applied arts curriculum. Accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools soon followed. The culinary arts program was added in 1991, and The Art Institute has continued to add new programs as business needs have evolved. In honor of its 50-year anniversary in 1999, the college celebrated its legacy as an educational pioneer and dedicated its new campus to students and to the future. The Art Institute of Atlanta is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), with 31 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals. The parent company of The Art Institutes, Education Management Corporation (www.edmc.com) is among the largest providers of private post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue. The Art Institute of Atlanta is housed primarily in a five-story, 115,000-square-foot building in a beautifully landscaped office park about fifteen minutes north of city center. Each of the five floors offers the industry-related technology required for a career-focused, hands-on education. At The Art Institute, you'll find professional equipment and resources along with experienced faculty.

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For Atlanta private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,211 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Atlanta is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Atlanta 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 0.37, which is lower than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Atlanta is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.