6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., N.E., 100 Embassy Row
Atlanta, GA 30328
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • The Art Institute of Atlanta is a private college of creative professional studies. We prepare students for careers in design, media arts, and culinary arts by providing an educational environment, with attention to changing technologies and other requirements of the global marketplace.

School Highlights

The Art Institute of Atlanta serves 914 students (73% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 56%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 914 students
  • Private-state tuition: $17,596
  • Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 89%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

The Art Institute of Atlanta ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 83 teachers has declined by 71% over five years.
The Art Institute of Atlanta
(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
83 staff
209 staff
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Student Body

The student population of The Art Institute of Atlanta has declined by 65% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The The Art Institute of Atlanta diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
914 students
2,470 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
15:1
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# Full-Time Students
667 students
929 students
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# Part-Time Students
247 students
1,541 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
299 students
234 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
667 students
1,116 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
56 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
247 students
1,839 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
35 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
506 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
14%
8%
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% Black
64%
33%
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% White
11%
44%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
n/a
2%
% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
6%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.55
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
1.99%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
4.04%
3.17%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,300
$29,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $17,596 is more than the state average of $15,341. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$17,596
$15,341
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
93%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$30,750
$12,139
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in The Art Institute of Atlanta and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in GA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,834
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in The Art Institute of Atlanta and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in GA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
45%
63%
This chart display the percent admitted of The Art Institute of Atlanta and the community college average percent admitted of GA by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
SAT Reading
n/a
465
SAT Math
n/a
450
SAT Writing
n/a
465
ACT Composite
n/a
18
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
18
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • The Art Institute of Atlanta is a college of creative professional studies with a solid tradition of excellence in career-focused education. In 1999, The Art Institute celebrated fifty years of commitment to students and their success in their chosen fields. In that same year, the college moved to a new, five-story, 115,000-square-foot facility. Founded as Massey Business College, with diploma programs in basic business and secretarial skills, the school added liberal arts, fashion, and interior design during the next two decades. After becoming The Art Institute of Atlanta in 1975, the college shifted its focus to a creative applied arts curriculum. Accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools soon followed. The culinary arts program was added in 1991, and The Art Institute has continued to add new programs as business needs have evolved. In honor of its 50-year anniversary in 1999, the college celebrated its legacy as an educational pioneer and dedicated its new campus to students and to the future. The Art Institute of Atlanta is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), with 31 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 (www.edmc.com) is among the largest providers of private post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue. The Art Institute of Atlanta is housed primarily in a five-story, 115,000-square-foot building in a beautifully landscaped office park about fifteen minutes north of city center. Each of the five floors offers the industry-related technology required for a career-focused, hands-on education. At The Art Institute, you'll find professional equipment and resources along with experienced faculty.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Art Institute of Atlanta cost?

The Art Institute of Atlanta's private state tuition is approximately $17,596.

What is the acceptance rate of The Art Institute of Atlanta?

The acceptance rate of The Art Institute of Atlanta is 45%, which is lower than the state average of 63%.

What is The Art Institute of Atlanta's ranking?

The Art Institute of Atlanta ranks among the top 20% of community college in Georgia for: Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 914 students
  • Private-state tuition: $17,596
  • Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 89%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Fulton County, GA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.43, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Fulton County, GA is Georgia State University-Perimeter College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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