The Art Institute of Phoenix

Tel: (602)678-4300
1,003 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 1,003 students (78% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the community college average of 41:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 53%.
The Art Institute of Phoenix is one of 31 community colleges within Maricopa County, AZ.
The nearest community college is Brookline College-Phoenix (0.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 56 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
College The Art Institute of Phoenix 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 56 staff
61 staff
The Art Institute of Phoenix Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,003 has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.85 is more than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 39% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,003 students 1,296 students
The Art Institute of Phoenix Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
21:1
The Art Institute of Phoenix Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 785 students
814 students
The Art Institute of Phoenix Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 218 students
1,040 students
The Art Institute of Phoenix Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
The Art Institute of Phoenix Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
The Art Institute of Phoenix American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
1%
5%
The Art Institute of Phoenix Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
30%
21%
The Art Institute of Phoenix Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
4%
15%
The Art Institute of Phoenix Black (2006-2013)
% White
23%
51%
The Art Institute of Phoenix White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
The Art Institute of Phoenix More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
37%
3%
The Art Institute of Phoenix Unknown (2006-2013)
The Art Institute of Phoenix 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. 0.85 0.68
The Art Institute of Phoenix Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $17,416 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 $17,416 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $17,416 $5,660
The Art Institute of Phoenix In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $17,416 $10,250
The Art Institute of Phoenix Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 106 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
89%
The Art Institute of Phoenix % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Phoenix public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,093 per year for in-state students and $8,720 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,274 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 0.76, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Phoenix is The Art Institute of Phoenix. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.