The Art Institute of New York City (Closed 2017)

218-232 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
Tel: (212)226-5500
  • The Art Institute of New York City is a leading institution for career preparation in graphic design, web design & interactive media, digital filmmaking, fashion design, fashion merchandising and marketing, and interior design. The Art Institute of New York City is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
School Highlights
  • The Art Institute of New York City serves 898 students (76% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 51%.
  • The Art Institute of New York City is one of 14 community colleges within New York County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to The Art Institute of New York City is CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College (0.4 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 53 teachers has declined by 53% over five years.
The Art Institute of New York City(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty53 staff81 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of The Art Institute of New York City has declined by 42% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The The Art Institute of New York City diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 42% over five years.
Total Enrollment898 students1,701 students
Student:Teacher Ratio17:128:1
# Full-Time Students685 students1,163 students
# Part-Time Students213 students538 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.710.69
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,400$35,300

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $19,756 is more than the state average of $16,236. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$19,756$16,236
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2015)96%93%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$24,124$13,747
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$7,334$5,868
Acceptance Rate (Year 2013)46%66%
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Art Institute of New York City is one of The Art Institutes (, a system of over 45 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals. The parent company of The Art Institutes, Education Management Corporation ( is among the largest providers of private post-secondary education in North America.

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