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The Art Institute of Washington

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Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Overview
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Tuition & Fees

$17,590

Average Salary in 10 Years

$36,000
Note: 10 years after enrolling at The Art Institute of Washington

The Art Institute of Washington is located in Arlington, Virginia. It is a small private for-profit school part of the Education Management Corporation system and offers undergrad programs. It has 498 undergraduate students enrolled.

Popular majors include Visual and Performing Arts, Personal and Culinary Services, Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, and Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services. 22% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $27,100.

About
🗺 1820 North Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Mission Our Mission The Art Institute is a private multi-campus college of creative professional studies. We prepare students for careers in design, media arts, culinary arts, and management in creative fields by providing an educational environment, consistent with evolving technologies and the global marketplace. Our success is measured by our ability to: • provide a comprehensive curriculum that integrates conceptual, analytical, and technical skills; • offer education by qualified professionals; and • assist and prepare students for career entry, placement, and growth in their respective fields.
🌐 www.artinstitutes.edu/arlington
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

22%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

16%

Women Graduation Rate

30%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Cost
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Can you afford to attend The Art Institute of Washington?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$23,319
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$17,590
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$31,207
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$31,207
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$30,982
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$329
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of The Art Institute of Washington would expect to pay over 10 years.

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

The Art Institute of Washington Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

92%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

69%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at The Art Institute of Washington you can visit www.artinstitutes.edu/financial-aid.

The Art Institute of Washington Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $31,207
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $31,207
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from The Art Institute of Washington?

The Art Institute of Washington students, on average, make $36,000 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 7% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from The Art Institute of Washington

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at The Art Institute of Washington. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

7.4%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at The Art Institute of Washington.

Median Earnings of Students from The Art Institute of Washington

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at The Art Institute of Washington.

Male Students: Average Earnings from The Art Institute of Washington

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at The Art Institute of Washington.

Female Students: Average Earnings from The Art Institute of Washington

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at The Art Institute of Washington.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at The Art Institute of Washington

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at The Art Institute of Washington.
Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend The Art Institute of Washington? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.2x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at The Art Institute of Washington. Salary is for the number of years after you start at The Art Institute of Washington. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.0x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at The Art Institute of Washington. Salary is for the number of years after you start at The Art Institute of Washington. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

15
students per faculty
Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at The Art Institute of Washington?

No
Highest degree: Bachelor's degree
Students
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Undergraduate Focus

100%

Undergrads

498

Total Students

498
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

32%

Students over 25

36%

Student Median Household Income

$72,782
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

40%
of undergraduates

Men

60%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Men

The Art Institute of Washington has slightly more male students than female students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 150 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 67 women.

International Students

2%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at The Art Institute of Washington

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at The Art Institute of Washington study?

The Art Institute of Washington Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at The Art Institute of Washington are:

  1. Visual and Performing Arts
  2. Personal and Culinary Services
  3. Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
  4. Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
  5. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Approximately 100% of students choose to study one of these majors.
Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at The Art Institute of Washington?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

51%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

35%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

The Art Institute of Washington has a retention rate of 51% for full-time undergrads, which is fairly low.

Transfers
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Undergraduate Transfers

46
9% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Medium-Low

The Art Institute of Washington has around 46 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 9% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see The Art Institute of Washington as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Politics in Virginia
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Democratic

Politically, Virginia tends to be Somewhat Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 50% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 44% voted for the Republican party, and 3% voted for neither.