The Art Institute of Atlanta

6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., 100 Embassy Row
Atlanta, GA 30328-1635
Tel: (770)394-8300
2,623 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 2,623 students (85% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.
The Art Institute of Atlanta is one of 8 community colleges within Fulton County, GA.
The nearest community college is Sanford-Brown College-Atlanta (1.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 113 teachers has declined by 61% over five years.
College The Art Institute of Atlanta (GA) 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 113 staff
98 staff

Student Body

The student population of 2,623 has declined by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,623 students 2,470 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
# Full-Time Students 2,242 students
1,092 students
# Part-Time Students 381 students
1,393 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 300 437
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Unknown races
% Non Resident races
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. 0.58 0.65

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $17,796 is more than the state average of $13,896. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $17,796 $13,896
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 99%
Source: 2014 (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 (, 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 ( 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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Did You Know?
For Atlanta private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,896 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 0.35, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Atlanta is The Art Institute of Atlanta. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.