The Art Institute of Pittsburgh (Closed 2020)

  • 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 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 67 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociates CollegesAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate not-for-profit
Total Faculty67 staff36 staff
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Student Body

The student population of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The The Art Institute of Pittsburgh diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,280 students571 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:123:1
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# Full-Time Students846 students361 students
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# Part-Time Students434 students210 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-330
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
3%
9%
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% Black
8%
16%
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% White
59%
56%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
-
3%
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% Non Resident races
-
2%
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% Unknown races
26%
11%
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Diversity Score0.580.64
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,000$34,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $17,632 is more than the state average of $17,025. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$17,632$17,025
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%95%
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Median Debt for Graduates$37,512$12,223
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,724$5,500
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Acceptance Rate51%75%
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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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh Career Institute (1.7 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Pittsburgh Career Institute
    Private for-profit
    136 students | 1.70 Mi421 Seventh Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    (412) 281-2600
    1.70136
  • Vet Tech Institute
    Private for-profit
    337 students | 2.00 Mi125 Seventh St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    (412) 391-7021
    2.00337
  • Bradford School (Pittsburgh)
    Private, for profit
    413 students | 2.10 Mi125 West Station Square Drive, Suite 129
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    (412) 391-6710
    2.10413
  • 217 students | 2.40 Mi5808 Baum Blvd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    (412) 362-8500
    2.40217
  • 16,086 students | 3.00 Mi800 Allegheny Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15233
    (412) 323-2323
    3.0016,086
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