The Art Institute of Phoenix

2233 W Dunlap Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021-2859
Tel: (602)678-4300
1,009 students
Private for-profit
The Art Institute of Phoenix is one of The Art Institutes, with 41 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals. The parent company of The Art Institutes, Education Management Corporation is among the largest providers of private post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue. EDMC has 66 primary campus locations in 24 states and two Canadian provinces. EDMC's education institutions offer a broad range of academic programs concentrated in the media arts, design, fashion, culinary arts, behavioral sciences, health sciences, education, information technology and business fields, culminating in the award of associate's through doctoral degrees.
School Highlights
The Art Institute of Phoenix serves 1,009 students (82% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 39:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.
The Art Institute of Phoenix is one of 30 community colleges within Maricopa County, AZ.
The nearest community college is Brookline College-Phoenix (0.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 51 teachers has declined by 43% over five years.
College The Art Institute of Phoenix (AZ) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Private for-profit
Total Faculty 51 staff
51 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,009 has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.88 is more than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,009 students 1,567 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1
# Full-Time Students 830 students
1,082 students
# Part-Time Students 179 students
4,012 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 116 216
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
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. 0.88 0.65

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $17,616 is more than the state average of $14,935. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $17,616 $14,935
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In 1995, The Art Institute of Phoenix opened its doors and the first class of students started in January 1996. One of 41 locations of The Art Institutes located nationwide, The Art Institute of Phoenix has grown from its original class of 45 students to more than 1200 students in Fall 2009. The Art Institute's programs include associate and bachelor's degrees in a wide variety of design, media arts, and culinary arts programs. These programs are offered on a year-round basis, enabling students to work continuously toward their degrees. The faculty, many of whom are industry professionals, strive to strengthen students' skills and cultivate their talents through well-designed curricula. Located in a four-story building in the northwest section of Phoenix, The Art Institute of Phoenix enjoys scenic mountain views from many of its large picture windows. Classroom and computer laboratory facilities are clean and well-maintained and overseen by a full-time technology manager. The Culinary Arts kitchens are spacious and filled with commercial equipment typically found in a production environment. The Art Institute of Phoenix is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award Bachelor of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Brookline College-Phoenix
    Private for-profit
    1,468 students | 0.30 Mi2445 W. Dunlap Ave., Ste. 100
    Phoenix AZ 85021
  • Carrington College-Phoenix
    Private for-profit
    617 students | 0.60 Mi8503 N 27th Ave.
    Phoenix AZ 85051
  • 241 students | 0.80 Mi10220 North 25th Ave, Ste 100
    Phoenix AZ 85021
  • Everest College-Phoenix
    Private for-profit
    4,102 students | 1.10 Mi10400 N. 25th Avenue, Suite 190
    Phoenix AZ 85021
  • Arizona College-Glendale
    Private for-profit
    630 students | 2.70 Mi4425 W Olive Avenue Suite 300
    Glendale AZ 85302
Did You Know?
For Phoenix private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,801 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Phoenix 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Phoenix is The Art Institute of Phoenix. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.