School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$51,290
3.28% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$53,923
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.813%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
79%
6,075 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,532
91.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
66.8%
414 Graduates

About

School of the Art Institute of Chicago is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at School of the Art Institute of Chicago were General Fine Studio Arts (584 degrees awarded), Creative Writing (11 degrees), and General Visual & Performing Arts (8 degrees).

In 2022, 882 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 75.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 24.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (335 degrees), 3.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (93 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at School of the Art Institute of Chicago is $51,290, which is $36,349 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at School of the Art Institute of Chicago is $51,290, which is $36,349 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 $53,923.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending School of the Art Institute of Chicago received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$51,290
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at School of the Art Institute of Chicago was $51,290. The cost of tuition at School of the Art Institute of Chicago is $36,349 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$53,923
2022 Value
7.39%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 School of the Art Institute of Chicago had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $53,923. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of School of the Art Institute of Chicago grew by 7.39%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,940
Room and Board
$2,320
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at School of the Art Institute of Chicago was of $12,940 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.57% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,320. The cost of books and supplies increased by 31.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at School of the Art Institute of Chicago received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 11.1% with respect to 2021, when 90% 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.
0.813%
2019 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at School of the Art Institute of Chicago was 0.813%, which represents 5 out of the 615 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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Admissions

School of the Art Institute of Chicago received 6,075 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.11% annual growth. Out of those 6,075 applicants, 4,797 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79% acceptance rate.

There were 3,532 students enrolled at School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2022.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago has an overall enrollment yield of 13.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,797
Accepted Out of 6,075

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of School of the Art Institute of Chicago was 79% (4,797 admissions from 6,075 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 81%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.11%, while admissions grew by 1.52%..

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Enrollment

School of the Art Institute of Chicago had a total enrollment of 3,532 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at School of the Art Institute of Chicago is 3,237 students and the part-time enrollment is 295. This means that 91.6% of students enrolled at School of the Art Institute of Chicago are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.5% White, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 9.68% Asian, 4.56% Black or African American, 3.51% Two or More Races, 0.227% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0283% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at School of the Art Institute of Chicago in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.6%), followed by White Male (8.28%) and Asian Female (8.24%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.6%), followed by White Male (9.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.27%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,532 students. The full-time enrollment at School of the Art Institute of Chicago is 3,237 and the part-time enrollment is 295. This means that 91.6% of students enrolled at School of the Art Institute of Chicago are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
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 School of the Art Institute of Chicago was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), School of the Art Institute of Chicago had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,255 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    394 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    342 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at School of the Art Institute of Chicago is 35.5% White, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 9.68% Asian, 4.56% Black or African American, 3.51% Two or More Races, 0.227% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0283% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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, 155 students (4.39%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 454 more women than men received degrees from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at School of the Art Institute of Chicago is white (335 degrees awarded). There were 3.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (93 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at School of the Art Institute of Chicago is General Fine Studio Arts (584 degrees awarded), followed by Creative Writing (11 degrees) and General Visual & Performing Arts (8 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (787 degrees awarded), English (31 degrees), and Education (13 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at School of the Art Institute of Chicago are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,720,120 people), Registered nurses (1,462,042 people), Secondary school teachers (545,380 people), Education administrators (312,387 people), and Postsecondary teachers (264,748 people).

The most specialized majors at School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2022 are Visual & Performing Arts (787 degrees awarded), English (31 degrees), Education (13 degrees), and Health (23 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at School of the Art Institute of Chicago are Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at School of the Art Institute of Chicago are Visual & Performing Arts (787 degrees awarded), English (31 degrees), Education (13 degrees), and Health (23 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 School of the Art Institute of Chicago are Elementary & secondary schools (3,180,195 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,652,095 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (558,895 people), Outpatient care centers (307,167 people), and Offices of physicians (247,184 people).

The most specialized majors at School of the Art Institute of Chicago are Visual & Performing Arts (787 degrees awarded), English (31 degrees), Education (13 degrees), and Health (23 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 584 degrees awarded
  2. 11 degrees awarded
  3. 8 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at School of the Art Institute of Chicago was General Fine Studio Arts with 584 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

214
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
668
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 214 degrees were awarded to men at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, which is 0.32 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (668).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 171 degrees were awarded to men at School of the Art Institute of Chicago in General Fine Studio Arts, which is 0.315 times less than the 542 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 542 degrees were awarded to men at School of the Art Institute of Chicago in General Fine Studio Arts, which is 3.17 times more than the 171 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 49% of students graduating from School of the Art Institute of Chicago completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% 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.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (70%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at School of the Art Institute of Chicago is Female and Black or African American (70% 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, 3.86% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    335 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    93 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    85 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at School of the Art Institute of Chicago is white (335 degrees awarded). There were 3.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (93 degrees).

4.31% of degree recipients (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    259 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    76 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at School of the Art Institute of Chicago is white female (259 degrees awarded). There were 3.41 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (76 degrees).

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Operations

School of the Art Institute of Chicago employs 69 Associate professors, 54 Professors and 15 Assistant professors. Most academics at School of the Art Institute of Chicago are Male Associate professor (39), Male Professor (30), and Female Associate professor (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at School of the Art Institute of Chicago are: Business and Financial Operations, with 81 employees, Management, with 66 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 55 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$63.1M
2022 Salaries
3.69%
growth from 2021

In 2022, School of the Art Institute of Chicago paid a median of $63.1M in salaries, a 3.69% growth 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

$14.9M
Instructional Salaries
144
Number of Employees

In 2022, School of the Art Institute of Chicago paid a total of $14.9M to 144 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.7% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
69 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
81 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at School of the Art Institute of Chicago were Associate professor with 69 employees, Professor with 54 employees, and Assistant professor with 15 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at School of the Art Institute of Chicago were Business and Financial Operations with 81 employees, Management with 66 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 55 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at School of the Art Institute of Chicago was Male Associate professor with 39 employees, Male Professor with 30 employees, and Female Associate professor with 30 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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