The Art Institute of Charlotte
- The Art Institute of Charlotte is a dynamic institution of higher education with a mission to give our students the knowledge and skills necessary to enter their chosen fields. Whether they choose the world of fashion merchandising, graphic arts, interior design, interactive media design or the culinary arts, our graduates are capable of contributing fully within a diverse workforce and a global environment. The Art Institute of Charlotte is licensed and accredited to offer Bachelor of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees as well as Certificates.
The Art Institute of Charlotte places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Carolina for:
- Category Attribute
- Diversity Diversity in US community colleges
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- Diversity Average community college minority breakdown
- The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 46% over five years.
|The Art Institute of Charlotte||(NC) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Institution Control||Private, for profit||Public|
|Total Faculty||44 staff||139 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,129 students||2,380 students|
|# Full-Time Students||611 students||1,019 students|
|# Part-Time Students||518 students||1,361 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Unknown races|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$34,100||$27,500|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- The nearest community college to The Art Institute of Charlotte is Carolinas College of Health Sciences (5.2 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 486 students | 5.20 Mi1200 Blythe Blvd
Charlotte,  NC  28203
- 2,255 students | 5.60 MiAcademic Center, 801 West Trade Street
Charlotte,  NC  28202
- 19,957 students | 6.00 Mi1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte,  NC  28204
- 395 students | 6.30 Mi322 Lamar Avenue
Charlotte,  NC  28204
- 5,777 students | 15.80 Mi201 Hwy 321 S
Dallas,  NC  28034
The Online Education Initiative will greatly expand course offerings for community college students, while making the transfer process between institutions much more smooth. The Initiative has its critics, however, who decry the loss of local control over education.
A recent study reveals that job applicants with a credential or associate’s degree from a community college have slightly better chances of getting a job interview than students who attend a for-profit college or university. Since community colleges are much more budget friendly than for-profit institutions and have much better job placement results, community colleges are a much better option for employment-minded students.
After City College of San Francisco loses its accreditation, other community colleges in the state are facing warnings, sanctions and possible loss of accreditation as well.