The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1328


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model For Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 654
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 7%
Student to faculty ratio 12:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 652 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


The Art Institute of Pittsburgh has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh's tuition was $17,532 for all students regardless of residency (9.4% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $21,918
In State Tuition
National Average = $16,024
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $16,024
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 69% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,637 (which is 5.9% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2016-2017, was 109, which is 90% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,277 (which is 12.3% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,378
Federal Loan
National Average = $7,154
Financial aid
National Average = 89%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh has enrolled a total of 654 students (413 students full-time and 241 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 654 students, 40 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 50% men and 50% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 63%

Black/African American: 20%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%

Hispanic: 6%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%

Two or more races: 0%


Listed below are the 5 largest majors offered at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Visual And Performing Arts 59% 437
Personal And Culinary Services 27% 202
Communications Technologies/technicians And Support Services 5% 39
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 5% 36
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3% 21

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 36%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $26,804

The typical median income of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh graduates 6 years after enrollment is $25,400. Last year, out of the total 11,819 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 9,219 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 4,170 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 3,461 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $25,400 $32,200
Employment Rate 78% 83%
Total Graduates 11,819 4,170

Campus Location

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