The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

420 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1328
Tel: (412)291-6200
1,280 students
Private for-profit
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is one of The Art Institutes, a system of 26 educational 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 proprietary postsecondary education in the U.S., offering master's degree, bachelor's degree, associate's degree, and non-degree programs. EDMC has provided career-oriented education programs for over 35 years, and its Art Institutes have graduated more than 125,000 students. Together, The Art Institutes share a wealth of information, resources, and educational trends.
School Highlights
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh serves 1,280 students (66% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is one of 21 community colleges within Allegheny County, PA.
The nearest community college is Academy of Court Reporting and Technology (0.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 67 teachers has declined by 67% over five years.
College The Art Institute of Pittsburgh (PA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 67 staff
24 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,280 has declined by 53% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,280 students 371 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
# Full-Time Students 846 students
345 students
# Part-Time Students 434 students
155 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 652 335
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Hawaiian
% 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. 0.64 0.55

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $17,832 is more than the state average of $15,960. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $17,832 $15,960
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In response to this emerging marketplace, The Art Institute opened in 1921, graduated commercial artists who designed billboards and magazine ads that competed for the attention of the buying public. The hallmark of The Art Institutes has always been industry-relevant curricula. Students enjoy 17 computer labs, equipped with program specific technology. Our students learn the fundamentals of drawing, perspective, color theory, and design principles before they begin to tackle specialized software programs. In addition to our historically successful two-year associate's degree programs, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh made history in January 2000 as the first post secondary career school to obtain bachelor's degree-granting status from the Pennsylvania State Department of Education. Now, students have the potential to augment their earnings upon graduation and to better arm themselves with the tools and the knowledge needed to compete in today's art market. This also means that students enrolled in the bachelor's degree program have an extra year to enjoy college life and the sights and sounds of Pittsburgh, and an even better chance to be catch a foul ball careening out of PNC Park. In 2001, The Art Institute relocated all the way across the Golden Triangle and into an entirely renovated historic landmark building located at 420 Boulevard of the Allies. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and is authorized to confer the Bachelor's of Science and Associate's of Science degree. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS); and is a candidate for Accreditation by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For Pittsburgh private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,116 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Pittsburgh 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 0.49, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh Career Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.