Academy of Art University, CA

Private For-Profit4-Year • Medium • Primarily NonresidentialMaster's College and UniversityOpen AdmissionsMain Campus
79 New Montgomery, San Francisco, CA 94105
(800) 544-2787

Academy of Art University Rankings

1 ← Poor Great → 100


Academics at Academy of Art University

GradHighest Degree

Share of Graduates by Field of Study

Business, Management, Marketing3%
Communication, Journalism3%
Communications Technologies13%
Computer and Information Sciences20%
Engineering Technologies12%
Human, Family and Consumer Sciences7%
Mechanic and Repair Technologies<1%
Visual and Performing Arts40%


Getting into Academy of Art University

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Cost of Attending Academy of Art University

$22KIn-State Tuition
$22KOut-of-State Tuition
$40KAverage Total Cost
$32KAverage Net Cost

Average Net Price by Family Income

Family IncomeSchoolCAUS


Typical Debt after Academy of Art University

46%Receive Federal Loans
$12KMedian Federal Debt
36%Repayment Rate
$322Median Payment

Received Financial Aid

Family IncomeSchoolCAUS
$0–$30K 59%63%57%
$30K–$48K 15%16%16%
$48K–$75K 11%11%12%
$75K–$110K 7%6%9%
>$110K 8%8%11%

Student Debt

The median debt for family income between $0–$30K$11K$11K$11K
The median debt for family income between $30K–$75K$14K$11K$12K
The median debt for students with family income >$75K$14K$11K$12K
The median debt for Pell students$14K$11K$12K
The median debt for no-Pell students$10K$10K$11K
Cumulative loan debt at the 90th percentile$49K$22K$25K
Cumulative loan debt at the 75th percentile$31K$16K$18K
Cumulative loan debt at the 25th percentile$6K$6K$6K
Cumulative loan debt at the 10th percentile$4K$3K$3K

Repayment Rates

1-year after entering repayment 31%42%43%
3-years after entering repayment 36%47%46%
5-years after entering repayment 38%49%50%
7-years after entering repayment 46%53%55%


Completion Rates at Academy of Art University

78%Retention Rate
21%Transfer Rate
36%Withdrawal Rate
40%Graduation Rate

Graduation Rates by Time Taken

Time TakenSchoolCAUS
Within 4 Years 8%37%38%
Within 6 Years 40%60%55%
Within 8 Years 38%63%56%

Graduation Rates by Ethnicity

Ethnicity and NativitySchoolCAUS
Asian 49%59%53%
Black 30%41%39%
Caucasian 34%53%52%
Hispanic or Latino 31%51%47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 100%45%43%
Non-US citizens/residents 49%51%50%
Two or more races 30%48%44%
Other race 32%48%44%


Outcomes after Academy of Art University

81%Employment Rate
$27KMedian Salary
$14K25 Pctl Salary
$44K75 Pctl Salary

Employment over Time

Employed 6 years after enrollment 81%82%85%
Employed 7 years after enrollment 80%80%84%
Employed 8 years after enrollment 81%81%84%
Employed 9 years after enrollment 80%79%83%
Employed 10 years after enrollment 80%79%83%

Distribution of Earnings after Graduation

10th percentile of earnings$4K$6K$7K
25th percentile of earnings$14K$16K$17K
50th percentile of earnings$27K$29K$29K
75th percentile of earnings$44K$45K$43K
90th percentile of earnings$66K$62K$57K

Median Earnings over Time

Earnings 6 years after enrollment$27K$29K$29K
Earnings 8 years after enrollment$32K$34K$32K
Earnings 10 years after enrollment$39K$37K$35K


Students at Academy of Art University

21%Full-time Undergrads
25Avg Entry Age
3,565Graduate Students

Enrollment by Gender

Female degree-seeking undergraduates 56%62%64%
Male degree-seeking undergraduates 44%37%35%

Enrollment by Race and Nativity

Race and NativitySchoolCAUS
Asian 6%12%4%
Black 6%8%18%
Caucasian 17%25%49%
Hispanic or Latino 11%39%18%
Native American or Alaskan Native 1%1%1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1%1%<1%
Non-US citizens/residents 28%4%2%
Two or more races 3%4%3%
Other race 28%5%4%

Enrollment by Family Income

Family IncomeSchoolCAUS
$0–$30K 41%49%43%
$30K–$48K 17%20%18%
$48K–$75K 15%15%16%
$75K–$110K 12%11%14%
>$110K 14%14%15%

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