The Art Institute of Houston

River Oaks Plaza, 4140 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027
  • The mission of The Art Institute of Houston is to provide a quality, collaborative academic environment for individuals seeking creative careers through higher education.

School Highlights

The Art Institute of Houston serves 711 students (59% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 71%.

Top Rankings

The Art Institute of Houston ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 77 teachers has declined by 43% over five years.
The Art Institute of Houston(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design SchoolsAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPublic
Total Faculty77 staff262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of The Art Institute of Houston has declined by 62% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The The Art Institute of Houston diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment711 students4,831 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:117:1
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# Full-Time Students416 students1,371 students
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# Part-Time Students295 students3,460 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-251 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
3%
5%
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% Hispanic
34%
47%
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% Black
32%
12%
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% White
20%
29%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Non Resident races
5%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score0.740.68
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,700$34,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $17,668 is more than the state average of $13,663. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$17,668$13,663
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%82%
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Median Debt for Graduates$32,856$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate54%72%
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Art Institute of Houston is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Art Institutes, one of North America's leaders in postsecondary career-oriented education for the creative arts. The Art Institute of Houston trains students in Media Arts & Animation, Culinary Arts, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Interactive Media Design, and Restaurant & Catering Management. From its founding in 1965 until joining The Art Institutes system of schools in 1978, The Art Institute of Houston was known as the Houston School of Commercial Art. In December 1990, the school moved to its current facility at 1900 Yorktown in the Galleria area. Baccalaureate and associate degrees are competency based, incorporating traditional liberal arts and hands-on instruction. Faculty use learning-centered methodology that prepares students for career entry in the design, visual and culinary arts fields as well as continued professional development. The Art Institute of Houston is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, to award Bachelor of Fine Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to The Art Institute of Houston is Center for Advanced Legal Studies (1.1 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Houston private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,889 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Houston community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Houston is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.