The Art Institute of Philadelphia
- The mission of The Art Institute of Philadelphia is to prepare its students for entry-level employment and for professional advancement within their chosen fields by providing a well-balanced education and by combining applied arts technology, related business practices and general education.
- The teacher population of 95 teachers has declined by 53% over five years.
|The Art Institute of Philadelphia||(PA) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||Four or more years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Institution Control||Private, for profit||Private, for profit|
|Total Faculty||95 staff||25 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,953 students||571 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||21:1||26:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,229 students||354 students|
|# Part-Time Students||724 students||217 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||565||300|
|% Non Resident races||-|
|% Unknown races|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$34,400||$34,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Conveniently located in downtown Philadelphia, The Art Institute of Philadelphia prepares students for careers in the visual, practical, and culinary arts. The Art Institute was founded by artist Philip Trachtman in 1971. In 1979, The Art Institutes acquired the school, which had an enrollment of approximately 275. As of fall 2005, The Art Institute served approximately 3,370 students in 14 academic programs that lead to a Bachelor of Science degree, an Associate of Science degree or a Diploma. The Art Institute occupies over 80,000 square feet of space at 1622 Chestnut Street in a building originally designed in 1928 as CBS' flagship radio station affiliate. Designated as a historical site by the Philadelphia Historical Commission, the Art Deco building became home to The Art Institute in 1982. In addition, The Art Institute occupies 33,000 square feet at 2300 Market Street and a 40,000 square foot facility for technology classrooms, the Library and the Academic Achievement Center at 1610 Chestnut Street with an additional building at 1510 Chestnut Street offering expanded student housing and classroom space. The Art Institute of Philadelphia offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Digital Media Production, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Graphic Design, Industrial Design Technology, Interactive Media Design, Interior Design, Media Arts and Animation, Photography, and Visual Effects & Motion Graphics and Associate of Science degrees in Culinary Arts, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Graphic Design, Interactive Media Design, Interior Design, Photography, Video Production, and Visual Merchandising. Each year, The Art Institute graduates hundreds of graphic designers, animators, 3-D designers, interactive media designers, photographers, interior designers, video production professionals and digital media artists. For those pursuing a career in fashion, The Art Institute prepares its fashion graduates each year for careers in retail, management, design, and display. The Art Institute of Philadelphia's culinary and baking programs prepare graduates for careers as prep, line, or first cook, and/or assistant pastry chef. The Art Institute of Philadelphia is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools ('ACICS') to award the Associate of Science and the Bachelor of Science degrees. The Associate of Science in Culinary Arts program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation (ACF).
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