The Art Institute of Houston

River Oaks Plaza, 4140 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027-9625
Tel: (713)623-2040
1,887 students
Private for-profit
  • The mission of The Art Institute of Houston is to provide a quality, collaborative academic environment for individuals seeking creative careers through higher education.
School Highlights
The Art Institute of Houston serves 1,887 students (65% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.
The Art Institute of Houston is one of 23 community colleges within Harris County, TX.
The nearest community college is Vet Tech Institute of Houston (1.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 90 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
College The Art Institute of Houston (TX) 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 90 staff
65 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,887 has declined by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,887 students 1,394 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1
34:1
# Full-Time Students 1,233 students
932 students
# Part-Time Students 654 students
2,653 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 54 241
% Asian
6%
4%
% Hispanic
26%
37%
% Black
18%
13%
% White
37%
39%
% Unknown races
11%
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. 0.75 0.69

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $17,868 is more than the state average of $15,322. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $17,868 $15,322
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
85%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Art Institute of Houston is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Art Institutes, one of North America's leaders in postsecondary career-oriented education for the creative arts. The Art Institute of Houston trains students in Media Arts & Animation, Culinary Arts, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Interactive Media Design, and Restaurant & Catering Management. From its founding in 1965 until joining The Art Institutes system of schools in 1978, The Art Institute of Houston was known as the Houston School of Commercial Art. In December 1990, the school moved to its current facility at 1900 Yorktown in the Galleria area. Baccalaureate and associate degrees are competency based, incorporating traditional liberal arts and hands-on instruction. Faculty use learning-centered methodology that prepares students for career entry in the design, visual and culinary arts fields as well as continued professional development. The Art Institute of Houston is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, to award Bachelor of Fine Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees.

Nearby Schools

Did You Know?
For Houston private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,839 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Houston is 70%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Houston 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 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Houston is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.