The Art Institute of Charlotte

Three Lakepointe Plaze, 2110 Water Ridge Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28217-4536
Tel: (704)357-8020
  • 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.
School Highlights
  • The Art Institute of Charlotte serves 1,129 students (54% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
  • The Art Institute of Charlotte is one of 5 community colleges within Mecklenburg County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is Carolinas College of Health Sciences (5.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 46% over five years.
The Art Institute of Charlotte(NC) 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 Faculty44 staff139 staff
The Art Institute of Charlotte Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,129 has declined by 9% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,129 students2,380 students
The Art Institute of Charlotte Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio26:119:1
The Art Institute of Charlotte Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students611 students1,019 students
The Art Institute of Charlotte Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students518 students1,361 students
The Art Institute of Charlotte Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
The Art Institute of Charlotte Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
-136
The Art Institute of Charlotte Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
The Art Institute of Charlotte American Indian/Alaskan (2009-2016)
% Asian
1%
2%
The Art Institute of Charlotte Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
12%
6%
The Art Institute of Charlotte Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
41%
21%
The Art Institute of Charlotte Black (2007-2016)
% White
36%
62%
The Art Institute of Charlotte White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
2%
-
% Two or more races
-
1%
The Art Institute of Charlotte More (2012-2013)
% Unknown races
6%
6%
The Art Institute of Charlotte Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.680.56
The Art Institute of Charlotte Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,100$27,500
The Art Institute of Charlotte Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $17,128 is more than the state average of $16,515. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$17,128$16,515
The Art Institute of Charlotte In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid98%81%
The Art Institute of Charlotte % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$25,167$10,500
The Art Institute of Charlotte Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$6,092
The Art Institute of Charlotte Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate94%59%
The Art Institute of Charlotte Percent Admitted (2007-2013)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Charlotte community colleges have a diversity score of 0.61, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Charlotte is Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.