420 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • 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 served 1,280 students (66% of students were full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 was higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment was 41% of the student body (majority Black), which was more than the state average of 39%.

School Overview

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private, for profit
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
67 staff
56 staff
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Student Body

Total Enrollment
1,280 students
419 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
846 students
282 students
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# Part-Time Students
434 students
165 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
147 students
312 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
846 students
297 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
166 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
21 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
313 students
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% Asian
3%
4%
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% Hispanic
3%
9%
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% Black
8%
12%
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% White
59%
61%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
n/a
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
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% Unknown races
26%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.64
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
0.91%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.05%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,000
$34,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Private State Tuition Fees
$17,632
$17,194
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
96%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$37,512
$12,696
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,724
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
51%
76%
This chart display the percent admitted of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the community college average percent admitted of PA by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
SAT Reading
n/a
450
SAT Math
n/a
465
SAT Writing
n/a
435
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
20
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Art Institute of Pittsburgh cost?

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh's private state tuition is approximately $17,632.

What is the acceptance rate of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh?

The acceptance rate of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is 51%, which is lower than the state average of 76%.

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