2323 Elliott Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
  • The mission of The Art Institute of Seattle is to provide higher education programs that prepare students for careers in design, technology, business, and hospitality related fields. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions and career/professional advancement in their chosen fields through curricula that emphasize technical and communication skills needed in the field, taught by faculty who are, or have been, working professionals, in an environment that encourages free expression, leadership and responsible decision making.

School Highlights

The Art Institute of Seattle served 1,378 students (69% of students were full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 was higher than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment was 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which was more than the state average of 50%.

School Overview

The Art Institute of Seattle
(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
Four or more years
Institution Control
Private, for profit
Public
Total Faculty
57 staff
353 staff
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Student Body

Total Enrollment
1,378 students
4,189 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
947 students
2,116 students
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# Part-Time Students
431 students
1,887 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
144 students
384 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
947 students
2,116 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
1,887 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
160 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
8%
8%
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% Hispanic
13%
14%
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% Black
2%
5%
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% White
20%
50%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
1%
% Two or more races
n/a
8%
% Non Resident races
n/a
6%
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% Unknown races
56%
7%
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Diversity Score
0.94
0.71
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
2.12%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.2%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$37,700
$36,400
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Private State Tuition Fees
$17,560
$19,532
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
88%
68%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$25,937
$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,715
$6,000
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Founded in 1946 as the Burnley School for Professional Art, The Art Institute of Seattle has a proud history as a part of the Seattle community and a contributor to the creative industries in the Northwest. The Art Institute of Seattle achieved a major milestone in 1999 when it was granted regional accreditation by the Northwest Commis-sion on Colleges and Universities. In 2003, The Art Institute of Seattle was granted informal candidacy at the baccalaureate level to offer Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in Media Arts & Animation, Graphic Design, and Interior Design. The college offers progrms in Continuing Education. Associate of Applied Arts degree is awarded in Animation Art & Design, Audio Production, Culinary Arts, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Graphic Design, Industrial Design Technology, Interactive Media Design, Interior Design, Photography and Video Production. Associate of Applied Arts Diploma is awarded in the field of Baking & Pastry. Diploma is given for Digital Design, Residential Design and The Art of Cooking. Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is given in Graphic Design, Interior Design and Media Arts & Animation. The Art Institute of Seattle is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities ("NWCCU"), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Art Institute of Seattle cost?

The Art Institute of Seattle's private state tuition is approximately $17,560.

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