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.
- The teacher population of 67 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|The Art Institute of Pittsburgh||(PA) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Institution Control||Private, for profit||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||67 staff||25 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,280 students||618 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||19:1||25:1|
|# Full-Time Students||846 students||372 students|
|# Part-Time Students||434 students||246 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||-||300|
|% Two or more races||-|
|% Unknown races|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$36,000||$34,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh Career Institute (1.7 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 114 students | 1.70 Mi421 Seventh Avenue
Pittsburgh,  PA  15219
- 372 students | 2.00 Mi125 Seventh St
Pittsburgh,  PA  15222
- 413 students | 2.10 Mi125 West Station Square Drive, Suite 129
Pittsburgh,  PA  15219
- 526 students | 2.10 Mi100 Forbes Ave, Suite 1200
Pittsburgh,  PA  15222
- 217 students | 2.40 Mi5808 Baum Blvd
Pittsburgh,  PA  15206
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