American Academy of Art College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$36,800
2.79% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$31,818
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.96%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
111
79.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
58.9%
33 Graduates

About

American Academy of Art College is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at American Academy of Art College were Illustration (14 degrees awarded), Painting (12 degrees), and Commercial & Advertising Art (5 degrees).

In 2022, 40 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at American Academy of Art College. 80% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 20% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (20 degrees), 1.82 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (11 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at American Academy of Art College is $36,800, which is $21,859 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at American Academy of Art College is $36,800, which is $21,859 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 $31,818.

In 2022, 65% of undergraduate students attending American Academy of Art College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$36,800
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at American Academy of Art College was $36,800. The cost of tuition at American Academy of Art College is $21,859 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$31,818
2022 Value
42%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 American Academy of Art College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,818. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of American Academy of Art College grew by 42%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,354
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at American Academy of Art College was of $6,354 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

65% of undergraduate students at American Academy of Art College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 8.33% with respect to 2021, when 60% 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.
1.96%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at American Academy of Art College was 1.96%, which represents 2 out of the 102 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

American Academy of Art College had a total enrollment of 111 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at American Academy of Art College is 88 students and the part-time enrollment is 23. This means that 79.3% of students enrolled at American Academy of Art College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at American Academy of Art College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39.6% White, 36% Hispanic or Latino, 14.4% Black or African American, 6.31% Asian, and 3.6% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at American Academy of Art College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (22.7%) and White Male (13.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at American Academy of Art College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 111 students. The full-time enrollment at American Academy of Art College is 88 and the part-time enrollment is 23. This means that 79.3% of students enrolled at American Academy of Art College are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
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 American Academy of Art College was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), American Academy of Art College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    44 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    40 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    16 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at American Academy of Art College is 39.6% White, 36% Hispanic or Latino, 14.4% Black or African American, 6.31% Asian, and 3.6% Two or More Races. 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.

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Graduates

In 2022, 24 more women than men received degrees from American Academy of Art College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at American Academy of Art College is white (20 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (11 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at American Academy of Art College is Illustration (14 degrees awarded), followed by Painting (12 degrees) and Commercial & Advertising Art (5 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at American Academy of Art College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (37 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (3 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 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 American Academy of Art College are Software developers (558,533 people), Other managers (174,641 people), Computer occupations, all other (122,976 people), Computer & information systems managers (115,075 people), and Graphic designers (100,695 people).

The most specialized majors at American Academy of Art College in 2022 are Visual & Performing Arts (37 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (3 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 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 American Academy of Art College are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at American Academy of Art College are Visual & Performing Arts (37 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (3 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 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 American Academy of Art College are Computer Systems Design (616,961 people), Elementary & secondary schools (236,949 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (202,153 people), Management, scientific & technical consulting services (104,944 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (102,800 people).

The most specialized majors at American Academy of Art College are Visual & Performing Arts (37 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (3 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 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 American Academy of Art College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 14 degrees awarded
  2. 12 degrees awarded
  3. 5 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at American Academy of Art College was Illustration with 14 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

8
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
32
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 8 degrees were awarded to men at American Academy of Art College, which is 0.25 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (32).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 3 degrees were awarded to men at American Academy of Art College in Painting, which is 0.333 times less than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 12 degrees were awarded to men at American Academy of Art College in Illustration, which is 6 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 46% of students graduating from American Academy of Art College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at American Academy of Art College is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    20 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    11 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at American Academy of Art College is white (20 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (11 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    18 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    8 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at American Academy of Art College is white female (18 degrees awarded). There were 2.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (8 degrees).

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Operations

American Academy of Art College employs 16 Instructors. Most academics at American Academy of Art College are Male Instructor (10), and Female Instructor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at American Academy of Art College are: Management, with 8 employees, Sales and related, with 6 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 6 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$2.46M
2022 Salaries
0.992%
growth from 2021

In 2022, American Academy of Art College paid a median of $2.46M in salaries, a 0.992% 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

$814k
Instructional Salaries
16
Number of Employees

In 2022, American Academy of Art College paid a total of $814k to 16 employees working as instructors, which represents 33% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
16 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
8 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at American Academy of Art College was Instructor with 16 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at American Academy of Art College were Management with 8 employees, Sales and related with 6 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at American Academy of Art College was Male Instructor with 10 employees, and Female Instructor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at American Academy of Art College.

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