The Art Institute of Seattle

Tel: (206)448-0900
1,540 students
Private for-profit
The mission of The Art Institute of Seattle is to provide higher education programs that prepare students for careers in design, technology, business, and hospitality related fields. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions and career/professional advancement in their chosen fields through curricula that emphasize technical and communication skills needed in the field, taught by faculty who are, or have been, working professionals, in an environment that encourages free expression, leadership and responsible decision making.
School Highlights:
The Art Institute of Seattle serves 1,540 students (66% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 43%.
The Art Institute of Seattle is one of 13 community colleges within King County, WA.
The nearest community college is Seattle Central College (1.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 61 teachers has declined by 43% over five years.
College The Art Institute of Seattle 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 61 staff
61 staff
The Art Institute of Seattle Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,540 has declined by 31% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.98 is more than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 96% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,540 students 1,296 students
The Art Institute of Seattle Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
21:1
The Art Institute of Seattle Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,019 students
814 students
The Art Institute of Seattle Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 521 students
1,040 students
The Art Institute of Seattle Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
The Art Institute of Seattle Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
5%
The Art Institute of Seattle Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
11%
21%
The Art Institute of Seattle Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
1%
15%
The Art Institute of Seattle Black (2006-2013)
% White
9%
51%
The Art Institute of Seattle White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
77%
3%
The Art Institute of Seattle Unknown (2006-2013)
The Art Institute of Seattle 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. 0.98 0.68
The Art Institute of Seattle Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $17,560 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 $17,560 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $17,560 $5,660
The Art Institute of Seattle In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $17,560 $10,250
The Art Institute of Seattle Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 240 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86%
89%
The Art Institute of Seattle % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1946 as the Burnley School for Professional Art, The Art Institute of Seattle has a proud history as a part of the Seattle community and a contributor to the creative industries in the Northwest. The Art Institute of Seattle achieved a major milestone in 1999 when it was granted regional accreditation by the Northwest Commis-sion on Colleges and Universities. In 2003, The Art Institute of Seattle was granted informal candidacy at the baccalaureate level to offer Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in Media Arts & Animation, Graphic Design, and Interior Design. The college offers progrms in Continuing Education. Associate of Applied Arts degree is awarded in Animation Art & Design, Audio Production, Culinary Arts, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Graphic Design, Industrial Design Technology, Interactive Media Design, Interior Design, Photography and Video Production. Associate of Applied Arts Diploma is awarded in the field of Baking & Pastry. Diploma is given for Digital Design, Residential Design and The Art of Cooking. Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is given in Graphic Design, Interior Design and Media Arts & Animation. The Art Institute of Seattle is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities ("NWCCU"), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

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