School of the Art Institute of Chicago Rankings by Salary Score

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Salary and Debt by Major at School of the Art Institute of Chicago

We calculated a salary score for each of School of the Art Institute of Chicago'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 School of the Art Institute of Chicago 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 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Fine and Studio Arts 47 89% 89% $27,000 $25,850 47
Visual and Performing Arts, General 23 93% 93% Not Reported $21,510 23

Salary Scores for School of the Art Institute of Chicago Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Architecture 12 100% 100% $93,760 $48,040 12
Fine and Studio Arts 23 91% 91% $71,750 $24,900 23
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 16 97% 97% Not Reported $45,180 16
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 16 100% 100% $66,840 $26,930 16
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 18 96% 96% Not Reported $41,940 18

Most Recent Reviews

Manuel Rodriguez 1/10/2022

I met very talented faculty & fellow grad students while attending SAIC, and also made lifelong connections. At a grad level, SAIC it's not worth the expense. The school does not have any real power when it comes to advancing their student's careers and exposing them to greater things. Also, outside SAIC environment, nobody in the art world really cares about its "prestige". The school has grown too big and it's constantly scheming new money making strategies like the "Low Residency Program", which is basically... Read More

F Ahn 12/29/2019

I accepted going to SAIC based on three pitches: excellent facilities, a great career development program, and the freedom to be an interdisciplinary student. Only one of these turned out to be true. The quality of the facility you use will greatly depend on what program you happen to be a part of. Otherwise you may end up with some extreme difficulty having even your most basic needs met. Despite boasting about their foundry program the school for years did not fix a ventilation problem in either the foundry... Read More