The Art Institute of Houston

4140 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • 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 511 students (69% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 511 students
  • In-state tuition: $17,668
  • Out-state tuition: $17,668
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 78%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

The Art Institute of Houston ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 77 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The Art Institute of Houston
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
77 staff
262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of The Art Institute of Houston has declined by 28% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 9:1 over five years.
The The Art Institute of Houston diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
511 students
4,669 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
352 students
1,310 students
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# Part-Time Students
159 students
3,359 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
609 students
344 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
352 students
1,289 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
16 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
3,151 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
50 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
252 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
3%
5%
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% Hispanic
35%
46%
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% Black
30%
12%
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% White
22%
29%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
n/a
2%
% Non Resident races
7%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.73
0.69
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
26%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
2.09%
2.44%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$37,700
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $17,668 is more than the state average of $4,390. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $17,668 is more than the state average of $6,601. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$17,668
$4,390
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$17,668
$6,601
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
82%
83%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$31,000
$10,765
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$11,000
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
54%
72%
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Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Art Institute of Houston cost?
The Art Institute of Houston's tuition is approximately $17,668 for In-State students and $17,668 for Out-State students.
What is the acceptance rate of The Art Institute of Houston?
The acceptance rate of The Art Institute of Houston is 54%, which is lower than the state average of 72%.
What is The Art Institute of Houston's ranking?
The Art Institute of Houston ranks among the top 20% of community college in Texas for: Diversity in US community colleges.
In what neighborhood is The Art Institute of Houston located?
The Art Institute of Houston is located in the Greenway And Upper Kirby Area neighborhood of Houston, TX. There are 1 other community '.college.' located in Greenway And Upper Kirby Area.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 511 students
  • In-state tuition: $17,668
  • Out-state tuition: $17,668
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 78%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Harris County, TX public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,579 per year for in-state students and $8,992 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,994 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Harris County, TX community colleges have a diversity score of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Harris County, TX is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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