The Art Institute of Atlanta

6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. 100 Embassy Row
Atlanta, GA 30328
Tel: (770)394-8300
2,899 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 2,899 students (81% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 45%.
The Art Institute of Atlanta is one of 10 community colleges within Fulton County County, GA.
The nearest community college is Sanford-Brown College-Atlanta (1.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 115 teachers has declined by 52% over five years.
The Art Institute of Atlanta Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 115 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 2,899 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,899 students
1,269 students
The Art Institute of Atlanta Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
21:1
The Art Institute of Atlanta student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
2,346 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 553 students
1,017 students
The Art Institute of Atlanta sch enrollment The Art Institute of Atlanta sta enrollment
% Hispanic
8%
7%
% Black
5%
12%
The Art Institute of Atlanta Black (2006-2013)
% White
6%
57%
% Unknown races
81%
3%
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 0.53

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 Atlanta In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $17,596 $10,252
The Art Institute of Atlanta Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 550 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 98%
89%
Source: 2013 (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 $14,759 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
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 0.53. The most diverse community college in Atlanta is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.