Stevens - The Institute of Business & Arts

  • Stevens - The Institute of Business & Arts (Siba) got it`s start as Patricia Stevens College in 1947. Our campus at 1521 Washington Avenue is located in the heart of St. Louis` revitalized Garment District. Our building was constructed in 1917 for the George E Keith shoe factory.Since our start more than 70 years ago, Siba has been committed to offering small class sizes, individual attention, and expert instructors. Our nurturing environment and adaptability help you develop the skills today`s employers seek in graduates. We strive to make our community accessible to students of all backgrounds by offering a variety of financial aid options. Since our establishment, we have been dedicated to strengthening our region with a committed presence downtown and exceptional graduates.
School Highlights
  • Stevens - The Institute of Business & Arts serves 172 students (72% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 33%.
  • Stevens - The Institute of Business & Arts is one of 4 community colleges within Saint Louis City County, MO.
  • The nearest community college to Stevens - The Institute of Business & Arts is Ranken Technical College (2.9 miles away).

Top Placements

Stevens - The Institute of Business & Arts places among the top 20% of community colleges in Missouri for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 10 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Stevens - The Institute of Business & Arts(MO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty10 staff32 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Stevens - The Institute of Business & Arts has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Stevens - The Institute of Business & Arts diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment172 students1,126 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:127:1
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# Full-Time Students124 students514 students
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# Part-Time Students48 students612 students
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
1%
3%
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% Black
68%
9%
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% White
30%
67%
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Diversity Score0.450.51
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College Completion Rate
50%
45%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,000$31,000
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $14,580 is more than the state average of $13,433. The private state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$14,580$13,433
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$32,620$12,204
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Median Debt for Dropouts$13,757$6,000
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Acceptance Rate50%73%
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Stevens Institute of Business & Arts (SIBA) offers a wide variety of programs to study. We offer a 36 month Bachelors' Degree program in Interior Design, Business Administration, Paralegal Studies and Retail Management / Fashion Merchandising. We offer 18 month Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Interior Design, Business Administration,Paralegal Studies, and Retail Management/Fashion Merchandising. Our average class size is 10-15 students, which allows for plenty of interaction among classmates and instructors. Each faculty member holds a degree related to the classes they teach, and they possess valuable practical experience in their fields. The placement rate for the college's graduates is 90%-100%. Stevens - The Institute of Business & Arts also helps its graduates set up job interviews and instructs them on setting goals, writing resumes, interview skills, and helps them develop professionalism in dress and attitude. Siba is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award certificates, diplomas, Associate in Applied Science degrees and Bachelor of Science and Arts degrees. We have rolling applications/enrollments and applicants must have a high school diploma or a state GED.

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Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Stevens - The Institute of Business & Arts is Ranken Technical College (2.9 miles away).
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