Art Institute of Atlanta

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School Overview

The Art Institute of Atlanta, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a college that provides education in the creative and applied arts. Originally founded in 1949 as Massey Business College, the school gradually shifted its focus to an art-based curriculum, adding programs in fashion, design, and liberal arts, and officially became the Art Institute of Atlanta in 1975.

The Art Institute of Atlanta is a non-profit school and is part of the Art Institute system, which consists of 31 colleges across the North American continent.

Atlanta’s Art Institute offers associate and bachelor degree programs in numerous areas, including media, fashion, design, and culinary arts. In addition to Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, the school has programs for Bachelor of Arts degrees and Bachelor of Science degrees. Non-degree and diploma programs are also available.

The Art Institute of Atlanta also offers a limited selection of online degree programs, as well as courses that can be completed online.

The Art Institute of Atlanta Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(770) 394-8300
Website:www.artinstitutes.edu/atlanta
Type of School:4-year, Private for-profit
Apply Online:www.artinstitutes.edu/request-information?source=WEBAP
Address:6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., 100 Embassy Row, Atlanta, GA 30328-1635
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,987
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):25%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:24 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,321 (66% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$17,592
Out-of-state Tuition:$17,592
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$7,075

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

The Art Institute of Atlanta Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at The Art Institute of Atlanta.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services112
Personal and Culinary Services221
Visual and Performing Arts439
Grand total8615

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at The Art Institute of Atlanta.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at The Art Institute of Atlanta and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$17,592
Out-of-state$17,592
Books and supplies$1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid41396%
Grant or scholarship aid41096%$7,075
Student loan aid36084%$7,695

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,11994%$7,935
Federal student loans1,80080%$8,481

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for The Art Institute of Atlanta. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled The Art Institute of Atlanta students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

The Art Institute of Atlanta Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,987
Undergraduate enrollment1,987
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

The Art Institute of Atlanta Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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