Academy of Art University Rankings by Salary Score

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Academy of Art University is ranked on 5 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


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 based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for Academy of Art Associate Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Computer Software and Media Applications 42 86% 86% $37,500 $27,440 42
Design and Applied Arts 47 87% 87% $43,130 $25,190 47
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 97 82% 82% $47,290 $30,770 97

Salary Scores for Academy of Art Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Communication and Media Studies 63 100% 100% Not Reported $35,600 63
Computer Software and Media Applications 46 91% 91% $33,340 $39,100 46
Design and Applied Arts 47 88% 88% $35,000 $34,590 47
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians 25 98% 98% $46,950 $41,940 25
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 2 88% 88% $31,000 $14,320 2
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 79 91% 91% $35,690 $30,710 79
Fine and Studio Arts 82 90% 90% $38,810 $30,990 82
Graphic Communications 63 86% 86% $34,260 $34,470 63
Music 70 89% 89% $31,000 $31,310 70
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 100 86% 86% Not Reported $59,170 100
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 47 92% 92% $27,250 $30,770 47
Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations 82 94% 94% $31,000 $43,430 82
Visual and Performing Arts, General 89 91% 91% $35,750 $33,990 89

Salary Scores for Academy of Art Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Architecture 95 100% 100% Not Reported $63,010 95
Computer Software and Media Applications 28 94% 94% $89,840 $62,150 28
Design and Applied Arts 28 90% 90% $108,840 $41,190 28
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 9 93% 93% Not Reported $20,140 9
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 80 84% 84% $106,330 $38,600 80
Fine and Studio Arts 43 84% 84% $77,950 $29,690 43
Graphic Communications 55 92% 92% $108,120 $41,350 55
Journalism 14 100% 100% Not Reported $35,600 14
Music 60 89% 89% Not Reported $35,420 60
Visual and Performing Arts, General 44 90% 90% $82,870 $32,930 44

Most Recent Reviews

Taylor 11/27/2021

#1 they took a semester and a half to transfer (VERY few of credits from 3 years of school, focused on design) #2 Took a semester and a half to do a portfolio review that didn't do anything even though I scored top in my class the last semester. #3 tried adding a bunch of years to my education for their money. #4 teaching OLD methods (before CAD; now designers use viral reality). #5 unfair and totally subjective graders and manipulators. #6 filed a complaint against me a MONTH after I withdrew from the school.... Read More

B 10/19/2021

This school is just horrendous. Their new Financial aid system now REJECTS any other expenses other than classes which they have increased by at least $1,000. So even though you ASKED and NEED some assistance from the school because they offered it, it just automatically gets rejected. This school is severally subpar. Not to mention the school has a fraud charge against them for accepting a lard number of under-qualified candidates that are unlikely to graduate and pay back their loans. So, onto classes, I... Read More