The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles (Closed 2018)

Santa Monica Bus Park, 2900 31st St
Santa Monica, CA 90405-3035
Tel: (412)918-5568
  • The Art Institute of California ? Los Angeles is a leader in providing degree programs in media, design, and culinary arts. Our faculty inspire vision and cultivate our students' creative and intellectual imagination through a learner-centered approach to instruction. We promote a culture of student responsibility through practical training by challenging students to engage course content, problem-solve and think inventively. We provide support services that enable our students to professionally compete in their desired field. We create value for students by providing state of the industry skills, techniques and technological resources. We are committed to helping our students achieve their artistic, educational and career goals.
School Highlights
  • The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles serves 1,436 students (73% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles is one of 51 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is Santa Monica College (1.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 56 teachers has declined by 57% over five years.
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles(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 Faculty56 staff97 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,436 has declined by 28% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,436 students7,516 students
Student:Teacher Ratio26:144:1
# Full-Time Students1,051 students1,613 students
# Part-Time Students385 students5,903 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.630.73
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,300$34,900

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $18,748 is less than the state average of $19,157. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$18,748$19,157
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2015)94%80%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$24,750$9,500
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$7,846$5,500
Acceptance Rate (Year 2013)44%86%
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Art Institute of California ? Los Angeles is an educational institution for career preparation in the visual and culinary arts. The Art Institute of California ? Los Angeles is a member of The Art Institutes system. The Art Institute of California ? Los Angeles offers degree programs in Associate of Science degrees in Culinary Arts, Graphic Design, Interactive Media Design, and Video Production; and Bachelor of Science degrees in Culinary Management, Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation, and Interactive Media Design. The Art Institute of California ? Los Angeles prepares students for entry-level positions in creative, challenging careers. Each program is offered on a year-round basis, allowing students to continue to work uninterrupted toward their degrees. An impressive faculty of working professionals strives to strengthen students' skills and to cultivate their talents through well-designed curricula. In 1997, The Art Institute of California ? Los Angeles opened its location on 31st Street in the city of Santa Monica in 1997. The Art Institute of California ? Los Angeles occupies approximately 107,000 square feet. In addition to classrooms, studios, laboratories, offices, a student lounge, a library, and an exhibition gallery, The Art Institute maintains an art supply store for the convenience of students. The year-round average class size for The Art Institute of California ? Los Angeles is 22 or fewer students. Class size, however, will not exceed 35 students in lab sessions or 40 students in lecture sessions. Equipment provided at The Art Institute of California ? Los Angeles is specific to the program of study. This includes, but is not limited to, projectors, editing decks, PC and Macintosh computers, printers, and fully-equipped kitchens. The Art Institute of California ? Los Angeles has received approval to operate from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education for Bachelor of Science degree programs, Associate of Science degree programs and Diploma programs The Art Institute of California ? Los Angeles is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 30,158 students | 1.10 Mi1900 Pico Blvd
    Santa Monica CA  90405
  • 340 students | 3.70 Mi3000 S Robertson Blvd #300
    Los Angeles CA  90034
  • 10,641 students | 3.80 Mi9000 Overland Avenue
    Culver City CA  90230
  • 306 students | 5.70 Mi6435 Wilshire Boulevard
    Los Angeles CA  90048
  • CBD College
    Private, non-profit
    411 students | 7.00 Mi3699 Wilshire Blvd., Fourth Floor
    Los Angeles CA  90010
Recent Articles
August 09, 2018
Learn about why more students are attending community college classes with their parents.
July 16, 2018
Online courses are an affordable and convenient alternative to attending a traditional university. With the advent of the first all-online community college in California, the world of community college is changing and changing quickly. Keep reading to learn more.
July 11, 2018
Read on to learn the ins and outs of crafting the perfect college application essay.
Did You Know?
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 $19,157 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.