South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas

8080 Park Lane, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75231-5993
Tel: (214)692-8080
  • The Art Institute of Dallas is a private college for creative professional studies based upon focused and balanced curricula. Our college prepares students for careers in design, media arts and culinary arts by providing an intensive educational environment and by responding to changing technology in order to meet the opportunities of a global economy.
School Highlights
  • South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas serves 1,155 students (81% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.
  • South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas is one of 19 community colleges within Dallas County, TX.
  • The nearest community college is Everest College-Dallas (2.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 56 teachers has declined by 56% over five years.
South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty56 staff76 staff
South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,155 has declined by 37% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,155 students3,921 students
South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio21:135:1
South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students932 students1,055 students
South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students223 students2,866 students
South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
-264
South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
4%
4%
South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
27%
37%
South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
14%
13%
South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas Black (2007-2016)
% White
35%
39%
South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas More (2014-2016)
% Unknown races
18%
3%
South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups 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.0.750.69
South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,100$34,000
South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $17,668 is more than the state average of $4,070. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $17,668 is more than the state average of $6,270. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$17,668$4,070
South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$17,668$6,270
South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%83%
South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$25,167$9,500
South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$5,250
South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate50%75%
South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas Percent Admitted (2007-2013)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Art Institute of Dallas is a design, media arts and culinary arts post-secondary school offering bachelor's and associate's degrees in Culinary Arts, Graphic Design, Advertising, Interior Design, Digital Media Production, Video Production, Fashion Design, Interactive Media Design and Media Arts & Animation. The school is one of over 40 Art Institutes located in major cities throughout North America. The school was designed with the creative student in mind. Spacious classrooms and equipped studios, professional skills kitchens and both Mac and PC computer labs offer a productive working atmosphere to explore and render creativity. The school also includes a library resource center, student gallery, student deli, an art supply store, staff and faculty offices and other amenities. Also on campus is the Chef's Gallery, a restaurant open to the public that's operated by senior level culinary students and overseen by professional chef faculty. The Art Institute of Dallas helps prepare its students for the competitive marketplace by teaching real-world, professional skills and directs students' portfolio development and professional resume creation. The Art Institute of Dallas is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Arts, Associate and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Everest College-Dallas
    Private, for profit
    712 students | 2.20 Mi6080 North Central Expressway
    Dallas TX  75206
    (214)234-4850
    2.20712
  • 18,915 students | 4.00 Mi12800 Abrams Rd.
    Dallas TX  75243
    4.0018,915
  • Wade College
    Private, for profit
    207 students | 5.70 Mi1950 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 4080 Dallas INFOMART
    Dallas TX  75207
    (214)637-3530
    5.70207
  • 12,403 students | 6.10 Mi3939 Valley View Ln
    Dallas TX  75244
    (972)860-4700
    6.1012,403
  • 162 students | 6.10 Mi2600 Stemmons Fwy Ste 117
    Dallas TX  75207
    (214)638-0484
    6.10162
Recent Articles
December 01, 2017
Learn about trending community college topics this week such as San Francisco's move toward free tuition at community colleges and the rise in hunger and homelessness among community college students across the country.
December 01, 2017
This summer will be wrapping up before we know of it, and your first semester at community college is rapidly approaching. Are you ready for it?
December 01, 2017
To encourage students to pursue higher education, some states are considering plans to offer zero-tuition programs at public community colleges. These programs could make college a reality for many young people, however, critics argue such programs would cost taxpayers a significant amount of money.
Did You Know?
For Dallas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,875 per year for in-state students and $7,186 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,901 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Dallas 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 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Dallas is Richland College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.