The Art Institute of Atlanta

6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., 100 Embassy Row
Atlanta, GA 30328-1635
  • 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 2,623 students (85% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • The Art Institute of Atlanta is one of 8 community colleges within Fulton County, GA.
  • The nearest community college to The Art Institute of Atlanta is Sanford-Brown College-Atlanta (1.2 miles away).

Top Placements

The Art Institute of Atlanta places among the top 20% of community colleges in Georgia for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 113 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The Art Institute of Atlanta(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty113 staff94 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of The Art Institute of Atlanta has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The The Art Institute of Atlanta diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has declined by 38% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,623 students2,588 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:127:1
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# Full-Time Students2,242 students1,115 students
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# Part-Time Students381 students1,473 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-461
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
12%
5%
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% Black
15%
33%
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% White
10%
48%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
61%
9%
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Diversity Score0.580.65
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,300$29,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $17,596 is more than the state average of $14,834. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$17,596$14,834
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$29,000$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate45%53%
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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