Academy of Art University Rankings by Salary Score

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Academy of Art University's Top Rankings

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

anonymous 3/1/2021

I guess everyone has a different view of this school but in my experience, I feel like it's been very good. My advisor was very attentive and the teachers have been good and easy to understand, the classes are a little hard and you do have to put in a little extra to get good grades. Because it's 100% rate, there are a lot of people who have no idea what they are doing and don't put in the work and their homework's just sloppy and might not get as much attention from the professor as he gives students who... Read More

Elizabeth 2/20/2021

AAU is overall a decent school. I’m doing part time online classes, and I have found the classes to be hit or miss. It’s like that for many universities, however. The majority of instructors have been helpful, especially in the foundational classes. The school is fast paced, and you will have to put in a lot of work like any other school. Sometimes I wish the instructors were a bit more helpful, I had one instructor tell me that my work was just horrid without telling me what to improve. But I’ve attended... Read More