The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles

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 52 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 58% 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 staff92 staff
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,436 has declined by 36% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 16:1 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 28% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,436 students7,516 students
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio26:144:1
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,051 students1,613 students
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students385 students5,903 students
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
-144
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
2%
13%
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
43%
37%
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
5%
7%
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles Black (2007-2016)
% White
6%
32%
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
-
3%
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles Non Resident (2012-2013)
% Unknown races
42%
5%
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles 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.0.630.73
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,300$34,900
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2010-2013)

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 Los Angeles In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%78%
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$24,750$9,500
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,846$5,500
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate44%96%
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles Percent Admitted (2007-2013)
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).

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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.

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

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.