The Art Institute of Charleston

Tel: (843)727-3500
School Highlights
  • The Art Institute of Charleston serves 554 students (89% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 38%.
  • The Art Institute of Charleston is one of 4 community colleges within Charleston County, SC.
  • The nearest community college is Virginia College-Charleston (10.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 36% over five years.
The Art Institute of Charleston(SC) 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 Faculty28 staff55 staff
The Art Institute of Charleston Total Faculty (2009-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 554 has declined by 35% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has grown by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment554 students1,260 students
The Art Institute of Charleston Total Enrollment (2008-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio20:128:1
The Art Institute of Charleston Student Staff Ratio (2009-2016)
# Full-Time Students495 students726 students
The Art Institute of Charleston Full-Time Students (2008-2016)
# Part-Time Students59 students534 students
The Art Institute of Charleston Part-Time Students (2008-2016)
The Art Institute of Charleston Enrollment Breakdown SC All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
-260
The Art Institute of Charleston Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
The Art Institute of Charleston American Indian/Alaskan (2013-2016)
% Asian
3%
1%
The Art Institute of Charleston Asian (2008-2016)
% Hispanic
10%
3%
The Art Institute of Charleston Hispanic (2008-2016)
% Black
13%
27%
The Art Institute of Charleston Black (2008-2016)
% White
33%
62%
The Art Institute of Charleston White (2008-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
The Art Institute of Charleston More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
39%
4%
The Art Institute of Charleston Ethnicity Breakdown SC 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.0.710.54
The Art Institute of Charleston Diversity Score (2008-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,300$28,900
The Art Institute of Charleston Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $17,596 is more than the state average of $12,551. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$17,596$12,551
The Art Institute of Charleston In-State Tuition Fees (2008-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%94%
The Art Institute of Charleston % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2008-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$29,000$14,979
The Art Institute of Charleston Median debt for students who have completed (2008-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,500
The Art Institute of Charleston Median debt for students who have not completed (2008-2015)
Acceptance Rate45%58%
The Art Institute of Charleston Percent Admitted (2008-2013)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,687 per year for in-state students and $10,638 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,551 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 62%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina 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 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is The Art Institute of Charleston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.