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 38%.
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 declined by 36% 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 35% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has grown by 20% 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 60 152
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
3%
1%
% Hispanic
10%
3%
% Black
13%
27%
% White
33%
62%
% Two or more races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
39%
4%
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. 0.71 0.54

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $17,796 is more than the state average of $15,547. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $17,796 $15,547
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96%
94%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,396 per year for in-state students and $8,104 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,547 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 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is The Art Institute of Charleston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.