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

Santa Monica Bus Park, 2900 31st St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • 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 served 1,436 students (73% of students were full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 was higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment was 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which was more than the state average of 77%.

School Overview

The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private, for profit
Public
Total Faculty
56 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

Total Enrollment
1,436 students
8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
24:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,051 students
2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students
385 students
6,350 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
176 students
33 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,051 students
1,979 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
69 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
6,350 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
3 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
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% Asian
2%
12%
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% Hispanic
43%
47%
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% Black
5%
6%
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% White
6%
23%
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% Two or more races
1%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
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% Unknown races
42%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.63
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
4.57%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$41,300
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Private State Tuition Fees
$18,748
$20,964
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
94%
77%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$24,750
$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,846
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
44%
86%
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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).

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles cost?

The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles's private state tuition is approximately $18,748.

What is the acceptance rate of The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles?

The acceptance rate of The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles is 44%, which is lower than the state average of 86%.

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