Academy of Art University (108232)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,728
4.48% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$35,616
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.27%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
6,786
48% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
42.6%
241 Graduates

About

Academy of Art University (108232) is a higher education institution located in San Francisco County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Academy of Art University (108232) were Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (95 degrees awarded), Modeling, Virtual Environments, & Simulation (65 degrees), and Digital Arts (42 degrees).

In 2022, 1,516 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Academy of Art University (108232). 62.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (235 degrees), 1.97 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (119 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Academy of Art University (108232) is $25,728, which is $10,787 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Academy of Art University (108232) is $25,728, which is $10,787 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $35,616.

In 2022, 62% of undergraduate students attending Academy of Art University (108232) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$25,728
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Academy of Art University (108232) was $25,728. The cost of tuition at Academy of Art University (108232) is $10,787 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$35,616
2022 Value
9.27%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Academy of Art University (108232) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $35,616. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Academy of Art University (108232) grew by 9.27%.

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Other Student Expenses

$18,370
Room and Board
$1,126
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Academy of Art University (108232) was of $18,370 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5.07% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,126. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.26% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

62%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Academy of Art University (108232) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.59% with respect to 2021, when 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.27%
2019 Default Rate
38
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Academy of Art University (108232) was 1.27%, which represents 38 out of the 2991 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Academy of Art University (108232) had a total enrollment of 6,786 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Academy of Art University (108232) is 3,260 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,526. This means that 48% of students enrolled at Academy of Art University (108232) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Academy of Art University (108232), both undergraduate and graduate, is 23.1% White, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 10.2% Black or African American, 6.66% Asian, 4.32% Two or More Races, 0.457% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.398% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Academy of Art University (108232) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (11.2%), followed by White Male (8.09%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.54%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (10.7%), followed by White Male (7.66%) and Asian Female (4.95%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Academy of Art University (108232) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,786 students. The full-time enrollment at Academy of Art University (108232) is 3,260 and the part-time enrollment is 3,526. This means that 48% of students enrolled at Academy of Art University (108232) are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Academy of Art University (108232) was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Academy of Art University (108232) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,567 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    980 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    693 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Academy of Art University (108232) is 23.1% White, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 10.2% Black or African American, 6.66% Asian, 4.32% Two or More Races, 0.457% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.398% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,179 students (17.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 382 more women than men received degrees from Academy of Art University (108232). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Academy of Art University (108232) is white (235 degrees awarded). There were 1.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (119 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Academy of Art University (108232) is Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (95 degrees awarded), followed by Modeling, Virtual Environments, & Simulation (65 degrees) and Digital Arts (42 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Academy of Art University (108232), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (209 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (556 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (227 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Academy of Art University (108232) are Software developers (589,378 people), Other managers (210,970 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (134,484 people), Computer occupations, all other (130,505 people), and Computer & information systems managers (123,801 people).

The most specialized majors at Academy of Art University (108232) in 2022 are Communication Technologies (209 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (556 degrees), Engineering Technologies (227 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (354 degrees), and Human Sciences (72 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Academy of Art University (108232) are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Academy of Art University (108232) are Communication Technologies (209 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (556 degrees), Engineering Technologies (227 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (354 degrees), and Human Sciences (72 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Academy of Art University (108232) are Computer Systems Design (661,412 people), Elementary & secondary schools (321,019 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (228,240 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (128,658 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (118,292 people).

The most specialized majors at Academy of Art University (108232) are Communication Technologies (209 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (556 degrees), Engineering Technologies (227 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (354 degrees), and Human Sciences (72 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Academy of Art University (108232) was Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects with 91 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

567
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
949
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 567 degrees were awarded to men at Academy of Art University (108232), which is 0.597 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (949).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Academy of Art University (108232) in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects, which is 0.811 times less than the 106 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 120 degrees were awarded to men at Academy of Art University (108232) in General Drafting & Design Technology, which is 7.06 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 7% of students graduating from Academy of Art University (108232) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (57.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Academy of Art University (108232) is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (57.1% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 27.4% of graduates (66 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    235 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    119 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Academy of Art University (108232) is white (235 degrees awarded). There were 1.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (119 degrees).

23.9% of degree recipients (362 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    155 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    80 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Academy of Art University (108232) is white female (155 degrees awarded). There were 1.94 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (80 degrees).

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Operations

Academy of Art University (108232) employs 114 No academic ranks. Most academics at Academy of Art University (108232) are Male No academic rank (70), and Female No academic rank (44).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Academy of Art University (108232) are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 166 employees, Management, with 127 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 103 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$66.6M
2022 Salaries
19.5%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Academy of Art University (108232) paid a median of $66.6M in salaries, a 19.5% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.5M
Instructional Salaries
114
Number of Employees

In 2022, Academy of Art University (108232) paid a total of $12.5M to 114 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
114 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
166 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Academy of Art University (108232) was No academic rank with 114 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Academy of Art University (108232) were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 166 employees, Management with 127 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 103 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Academy of Art University (108232) was Male No academic rank with 70 employees, and Female No academic rank with 44 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Academy of Art University (108232).

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