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 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.
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 32 teachers has grown by 77% over five years.
College 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
61 staff
The Art Institute of Charleston Total Faculty (2008-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 622 has grown by 46% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.86 is more than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 138% over five years.
Total Enrollment 622 students 1,296 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
814 students
The Art Institute of Charleston Full-Time Students (2007-2013)
# Part-Time Students 79 students
1,040 students
The Art Institute of Charleston Part-Time Students (2007-2013)
The Art Institute of Charleston Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
The Art Institute of Charleston American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
2%
5%
The Art Institute of Charleston Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
5%
21%
The Art Institute of Charleston Hispanic (2007-2013)
% Black
25%
15%
The Art Institute of Charleston Black (2007-2013)
% White
27%
51%
The Art Institute of Charleston White (2007-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
The Art Institute of Charleston More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
39%
3%
The Art Institute of Charleston Unknown (2007-2013)
The Art Institute of Charleston Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.68
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 $5,660. 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 $10,250. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $17,596 $5,660
The Art Institute of Charleston In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $17,596 $10,250
The Art Institute of Charleston Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 250 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 98%
89%
The Art Institute of Charleston % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,761 per year for in-state students and $9,547 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,789 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 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is The Art Institute of Charleston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.