The Art Institute of Phoenix

2233 W Dunlap Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021-2859
Tel: (602)678-4300
  • The Art Institute of Phoenix is one of The Art Institutes, with 41 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, based on student enrollment and revenue. EDMC has 66 primary campus locations in 24 states and two Canadian provinces. EDMC's education institutions offer a broad range of academic programs concentrated in the media arts, design, fashion, culinary arts, behavioral sciences, health sciences, education, information technology and business fields, culminating in the award of associate's through doctoral degrees.
School Highlights
  • The Art Institute of Phoenix serves 1,009 students (82% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 39:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.
  • The Art Institute of Phoenix is one of 26 community colleges within Maricopa County, AZ.
  • The nearest community college is Brookline College-Phoenix (0.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 51 teachers has declined by 40% over five years.
The Art Institute of Phoenix(AZ) 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 Faculty51 staff66 staff
The Art Institute of Phoenix Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,009 has declined by 24% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,009 students5,697 students
The Art Institute of Phoenix Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio20:139:1
The Art Institute of Phoenix Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students830 students1,101 students
The Art Institute of Phoenix Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students179 students4,596 students
The Art Institute of Phoenix Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
The Art Institute of Phoenix Enrollment Breakdown AZ All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
-337
The Art Institute of Phoenix Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
4%
The Art Institute of Phoenix American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
2%
3%
The Art Institute of Phoenix Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
24%
27%
The Art Institute of Phoenix Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
4%
6%
The Art Institute of Phoenix Black (2007-2016)
% White
24%
52%
The Art Institute of Phoenix White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
The Art Institute of Phoenix More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
-
1%
The Art Institute of Phoenix Non Resident (2008-2012)
% Unknown races
44%
5%
The Art Institute of Phoenix Ethnicity Breakdown AZ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.690.65
The Art Institute of Phoenix Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,300$31,400
The Art Institute of Phoenix Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $17,416 is more than the state average of $15,745. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$17,416$15,745
The Art Institute of Phoenix In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%82%
The Art Institute of Phoenix % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$22,142$9,500
The Art Institute of Phoenix Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,626$5,022
The Art Institute of Phoenix Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate97%100%
The Art Institute of Phoenix Percent Admitted (2007-2013)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In 1995, The Art Institute of Phoenix opened its doors and the first class of students started in January 1996. One of 41 locations of The Art Institutes located nationwide, The Art Institute of Phoenix has grown from its original class of 45 students to more than 1200 students in Fall 2009. The Art Institute's programs include associate and bachelor's degrees in a wide variety of design, media arts, and culinary arts programs. These programs are offered on a year-round basis, enabling students to work continuously toward their degrees. The faculty, many of whom are industry professionals, strive to strengthen students' skills and cultivate their talents through well-designed curricula. Located in a four-story building in the northwest section of Phoenix, The Art Institute of Phoenix enjoys scenic mountain views from many of its large picture windows. Classroom and computer laboratory facilities are clean and well-maintained and overseen by a full-time technology manager. The Culinary Arts kitchens are spacious and filled with commercial equipment typically found in a production environment. The Art Institute of Phoenix is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award Bachelor of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Brookline College-Phoenix
    Private, for profit
    1,468 students | 0.30 Mi2445 W. Dunlap Ave., Ste. 100
    Phoenix AZ  85021
    (602)242-6265
    0.301,468
  • Carrington College-Phoenix
    Private, for profit
    617 students | 0.60 Mi8503 N 27th Ave.
    Phoenix AZ  85051
    (602)393-5900
    0.60617
  • Arizona College-Glendale
    Private, for profit
    630 students | 2.70 Mi4425 W Olive Avenue Suite 300
    Glendale AZ  85302
    (602)222-9300
    2.70630
  • Brown Mackie College-Phoenix
    Private, for profit
    648 students | 2.90 Mi13430 N Black Canyon Ste. 190
    Phoenix AZ  85029
    (602)337-3044
    2.90648
  • Arizona Automotive Institute
    Private, for profit
    628 students | 3.60 Mi6829 N 46th Ave
    Glendale AZ  85301
    (623)934-7273
    3.60628
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