The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

420 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1328
Tel: (412)291-6200
  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is one of The Art Institutes, a system of 26 educational 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 proprietary postsecondary education in the U.S., offering master's degree, bachelor's degree, associate's degree, and non-degree programs. EDMC has provided career-oriented education programs for over 35 years, and its Art Institutes have graduated more than 125,000 students. Together, The Art Institutes share a wealth of information, resources, and educational trends.
School Highlights
  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh serves 1,280 students (66% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is one of 17 community colleges within Allegheny County, PA.
  • The nearest community college is Kaplan Career Institute-Pittsburgh (0.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 67 teachers has declined by 66% over five years.
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh(PA) 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 Faculty67 staff25 staff
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,280 has declined by 32% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has grown by 53% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,280 students584 students
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio19:125:1
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students846 students354 students
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students434 students230 students
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% Asian
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Asian (2009-2016)
% Hispanic
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Black (2007-2016)
% White
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh More (2011-2012)
% Unknown races
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.580.57
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,000-
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $17,632 is more than the state average of $16,683. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$17,632$16,683
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%94%
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$37,512-
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,724-
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate51%84%
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Percent Admitted (2007-2013)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In response to this emerging marketplace, The Art Institute opened in 1921, graduated commercial artists who designed billboards and magazine ads that competed for the attention of the buying public. The hallmark of The Art Institutes has always been industry-relevant curricula. Students enjoy 17 computer labs, equipped with program specific technology. Our students learn the fundamentals of drawing, perspective, color theory, and design principles before they begin to tackle specialized software programs. In addition to our historically successful two-year associate's degree programs, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh made history in January 2000 as the first post secondary career school to obtain bachelor's degree-granting status from the Pennsylvania State Department of Education. Now, students have the potential to augment their earnings upon graduation and to better arm themselves with the tools and the knowledge needed to compete in today's art market. This also means that students enrolled in the bachelor's degree program have an extra year to enjoy college life and the sights and sounds of Pittsburgh, and an even better chance to be catch a foul ball careening out of PNC Park. In 2001, The Art Institute relocated all the way across the Golden Triangle and into an entirely renovated historic landmark building located at 420 Boulevard of the Allies. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and is authorized to confer the Bachelor's of Science and Associate's of Science degree. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS); and is a candidate for Accreditation by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Pittsburgh community colleges have a diversity score of 0.40, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh Career Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.