The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood

5250 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601-0000
Tel: (818)299-5100
  • The mission of California Design College is to provide postsecondary education in the creative and applied arts in a dynamic and challenging learning environment that is sensitive to student and community needs. The programs offered by California Design College promote a culture of responsibility and prepare students for entry-level positions in their chosen fields of study through market driven curricula.
School Highlights
  • The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood serves 1,602 students (61% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood is one of 52 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles (1.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty65 staff92 staff
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,602 has declined by 23% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.71 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,602 students7,516 students
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio25:144:1
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students977 students1,613 students
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students625 students5,903 students
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
-144
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
7%
13%
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
44%
37%
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
13%
7%
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood Black (2007-2016)
% White
26%
32%
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
3%
-
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood Hawaiian (2011-2013)
% Two or more races
-
3%
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
5%
5%
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood Ethnicity Breakdown CA 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.0.710.73
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,300$34,900
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $18,748 is less than the state average of $18,802. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$18,748$18,802
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%78%
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$24,750$9,500
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,846$5,500
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate64%96%
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Hollywood Percent Admitted (2007-2013)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • California Design College is one of The Art Institutes, 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 postsecondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue. Student enrollment exceeded 58,000 as of fall 2003. EDMC has 66 primary campus locations in 24 states and two Canadian provinces. EDMC's education institutes offer a broad range of academic programs concentrated in the media arts, design, fashion, culinary arts, behavioral sciences, health sciences, education, information technology and business fields, culminating in the award of associate's through doctoral degrees. California Design College offers a range of programs designed to enhance the skills and marketability of individuals with a variety of educational and professional backgrounds. Developed in cooperation with industry professionals, these programs are updated to meet the ever-changing needs of today's marketplace. Programs offered includes Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Marketing & Management, Graphic Design Interactive Media Design and Interior Design. California Design College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degrees, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees, Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees, Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees, and Certificates.

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For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,802 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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California 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.