The Art Institute of Houston

River Oaks Plaza 4140 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027
Tel: (713)623-2040
2,234 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 2,234 students (64% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 65%.
The Art Institute of Houston is one of 24 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 89 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
College The Art Institute of Houston Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 89 staff
61 staff
The Art Institute of Houston Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,234 has grown by 37% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.81 is more than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 24% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,234 students 1,296 students
The Art Institute of Houston Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
21:1
The Art Institute of Houston Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,419 students
814 students
The Art Institute of Houston Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 815 students
1,040 students
The Art Institute of Houston Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
The Art Institute of Houston Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
4%
5%
The Art Institute of Houston Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
33%
21%
The Art Institute of Houston Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
18%
15%
The Art Institute of Houston Black (2006-2013)
% White
21%
51%
The Art Institute of Houston White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
% Unknown races
23%
3%
The Art Institute of Houston Unknown (2006-2013)
The Art Institute of Houston 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. 0.81 0.68
The Art Institute of Houston Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $17,668 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 $17,668 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $17,668 $5,660
The Art Institute of Houston In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $17,668 $10,250
The Art Institute of Houston Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 117 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94%
89%
The Art Institute of Houston % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Houston private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,066 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Houston is 77%. 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 0.76, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Houston is Sanford-Brown College-Houston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.