The Art Institutes of York-PA (Closed 2017)

1409 Williams Rd
York, PA 17402-9012
  • A Bradley Academy education is not a process where we hand you skills and knowledge. It is an interactive process where you take responsibility and apply your knowledge. Here, you learn from artists and professionals in a hands-on environment. You have the opportunity to make both professional contacts and lifelong friends. Our goal is to encourage your passion in the creative field you have chosen and to help you develop competencies that can be applied in a related industry.
School Highlights
  • The Art Institutes of York-PA serves 369 students (73% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • The Art Institutes of York-PA is one of 2 community colleges within York County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to The Art Institutes of York-PA is YTI Career Institute-York (0.2 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The Art Institutes of York-PA(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 Faculty32 staff25 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of The Art Institutes of York-PA has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The The Art Institutes of York-PA diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment369 students618 students
Student:Teacher Ratio12:125:1
# Full-Time Students271 students372 students
# Part-Time Students98 students246 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.430.57
College Completion Rate (Year 2008)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,800$34,800

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $17,344 is more than the state average of $16,683. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$17,344$16,683
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2015)100%95%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$28,387$12,223
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$9,500$5,500
Acceptance Rate (Year 2013)67%75%
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Bradley Academy traces its roots back to 1952, when the York Academy of Arts was established. For many years, the school was located on East Philadelphia Street in York. Now, Bradley Academy is housed in a contemporary 38,000 square foot building in York, PA. Opened in August of 1997, the facility contains 20 classrooms and studios, a student computer commons, a gallery, an art store, and library.The typical class size is less than 25. However, classes may vary in size from 6 to a maximum of 42 for certain lecture classes. Specialized resource areas such as a graphics lab, display windows and vignette space allow students to apply the skills learned in the classroom. There are 30 Art Institute locations in addition to Bradley Academy in major metropolitan areas throughout North America. The college offers programs in Animation, Digital Arts, Fashion Marketing, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Web Design. Bradley Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). The School is also licensed by the State Board of Private Licensed Schools (Pennsylvania Department of Education).

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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,533 per year for in-state students and $14,058 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,683 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.