The Art Institute of Charleston

Tel: (843)727-3500
554 students
Private for-profit
School Highlights
The Art Institute of Charleston serves 554 students (89% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 37%.
The Art Institute of Charleston is one of 4 community colleges within Charleston County, SC.
The nearest community college is Virginia College-Charleston (10.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 55% over five years.
College The Art Institute of Charleston (SC) 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 28 staff 44 staff

Student Body

The student population of 554 has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.86 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 50% over five years.
Total Enrollment 554 students 1,090 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 20:1 28:1
# Full-Time Students 495 students 708 students
# Part-Time Students 59 students 524 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 60 260
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
3%
1%
% Hispanic
10%
3%
% Black
13%
27%
% White
33%
63%
% Two or more races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
39%
3%
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. 0.86 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $17,796 is more than the state average of $4,676. 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 $9,420. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $17,796 $4,676
Out-State Tuition Fees $17,796 $9,420
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96% 94%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Virginia College-Charleston
    Private for-profit
    414 students | 10.30 Mi6185 Rivers Avenue
    North Charleston SC 29406
    (843)614-4300
    10.30414
  • 16,136 students | 11.70 Mi7000 Rivers Avenue
    Charleston SC 29423
    (843)574-6111
    11.7016,136
  • 635 students | 13.70 Mi8085 Rivers Ave., Ste E
    Charleston SC 29418
    (843)574-0101
    13.70635
  • 2,529 students | 50.90 Mi921 Ribaut Road
    Beaufort SC 29901
    (800)768-8252
    50.902,529
  • 717 students | 60.90 Mi601 Martin Luther King Jr Ave
    Kingstree SC 29556
    (843)355-4110
    60.90717
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 69%. 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 0.53, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is Virginia College-Greenville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.