Academy of Art University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Academy of Art University ranks better than 60% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Academy of Art University ranks better than only 4% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Academy of Art University

We calculated a salary score for each of Academy of Art University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Academy of Art University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for Academy of Art Associate Degrees

Academy of Art ranks higher than 78% of colleges for associate degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Computer Software and Media Applications 42% $37,500 $27,439 42%
Design and Applied Arts 47% $43,125 $25,194 47%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 97% $47,289 $30,771 97%

Salary Scores for Academy of Art Bachelor's Degrees

Academy of Art ranks higher than 60% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Communication and Media Studies 63% Not Reported $35,600 63%
Computer Software and Media Applications 46% $33,343 $39,099 46%
Design and Applied Arts 47% $35,000 $34,586 47%
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians 25% $46,949 $41,937 25%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 2% $31,000 $14,318 2%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 79% $35,688 $30,714 79%
Fine and Studio Arts 82% $38,813 $30,988 82%
Graphic Communications 63% $34,257 $34,467 63%
Music 70% $31,000 $31,305 70%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 99% Not Reported $59,169 99%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 47% $27,250 $30,771 47%
Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations 82% $31,000 $43,426 82%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 89% $35,750 $33,993 89%

Salary Scores for Academy of Art Master's Degrees

Academy of Art ranks higher than 46% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Architecture 95% Not Reported $63,005 95%
Computer Software and Media Applications 28% $89,841 $62,154 28%
Design and Applied Arts 28% $108,842 $41,193 28%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 9% Not Reported $20,140 9%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 80% $106,331 $38,597 80%
Fine and Studio Arts 43% $77,945 $29,685 43%
Graphic Communications 55% $108,116 $41,349 55%
Journalism 14% Not Reported $35,600 14%
Music 60% Not Reported $35,416 60%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 44% $82,872 $32,925 44%

Academy of Art University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Artist Man 12/19/2020

RIP OFF ! This ''university'' preys on the young and naive people with dreams to work in the creative industries. They grossly overcharge for tuition and student housing with astronomically high prices which are not equal to the quality of education or facilities one would expect for such high prices. Just do a simple google search about this school's misconduct with predatory recruiting practices, improper real-state dealings, and a ridiculous private vintage car collection worth millions which is stored... Read More

Tiffany 12/12/2020

Awful school. I was conned out of money. I have a master’s degree and nothing to show for it. They taught outdated programs. Programs no one in the photo industry uses. I tried to assist photographers after I graduated and had no idea how to use the programs that are a standard in the industry. The professionals I tried to work for couldn’t believe it. Don’t go here! I have no career and massive amounts of debt.