The Art Institute of Charlotte

Three Lakepointe Plaze, 2110 Water Ridge Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28217-4536
  • 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 to The Art Institute of Charlotte is Carolinas College of Health Sciences (5.2 miles away).

Top Placements

The Art Institute of Charlotte places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Carolina for:

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

Student Body

  • The student population of The Art Institute of Charlotte has declined by 9% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The The Art Institute of Charlotte 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
Student:Teacher Ratio26:119:1
# Full-Time Students611 students1,019 students
# Part-Time Students518 students1,361 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Hawaiian
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.680.56
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,100$27,500

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
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2015)98%79%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$25,167$10,500
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$6,334$6,000
Acceptance Rate (Year 2013)94%54%
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
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.