The Art Institutes Rankings by Salary Score

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The Art Institutes's Top Rankings

The Art Institutes is ranked on 4 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at The Art Institutes

We calculated a salary score for each of The Art Institutes'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 The Art Institutes 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 AI Associate Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 41 92% 92% $23,000 $33,990 41
Business/Commerce, General 16 93% 93% Not Reported $24,620 16
Computer Software and Media Applications 35 86% 86% $20,890 $25,450 35
Criminal Justice and Corrections 1 81% 81% Not Reported $15,550 1
Culinary Arts and Related Services 47 94% 94% $21,060 $25,890 47
Design and Applied Arts 37 87% 87% $20,130 $23,480 37
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 13 90% 90% $23,380 $19,050 13
Health and Medical Administrative Services 2 91% 91% Not Reported $15,920 2
Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations 12 98% 98% $23,610 $20,140 12
Veterinary/Animal Health Technologies/Technicians 7 92% 92% $21,170 $24,560 7

Salary Scores for AI Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians 10 89% 89% $43,100 $22,190 10
Computer Software and Media Applications 39 90% 90% $36,820 $36,990 39
Criminal Justice and Corrections 40 100% 100% Not Reported $33,990 40
Culinary Arts and Related Services 19 99% 99% $34,000 $26,980 19
Design and Applied Arts 30 90% 90% $38,670 $30,970 30
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians 9 85% 85% Not Reported $33,990 9
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 42 89% 89% $39,500 $25,580 42
Fine and Studio Arts 15 91% 91% $40,390 $20,780 15
Graphic Communications 22 94% 94% $32,500 $23,000 22
Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations 16 90% 90% $33,450 $30,450 16

Salary Scores for AI Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Design and Applied Arts 14 93% 93% Not Reported $31,310 14

Salary Scores for AI Certificates

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Culinary Arts and Related Services 53 94% 94% $18,910 $22,420 53
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants 32 100% 100% Not Reported $32,570 32

Most Recent Reviews

IH 10/6/2021

The worst mistake I ever made in my life was listening to my high school art teacher and attending the Art Institute. The school is a joke and worst of all, it is a unaccredited "school". To waste your college years at a place like this truly sad. Do not, under any circumstance, attend this school. Go to an accredited university and have a real college experience. Whoever created this institution has done a great disservice to thousands of well-meaning students. It's embarrassing telling people where I went... Read More

Anthony 10/1/2021

The program was a joke; most of it was me sitting in class watching youtube videos. The first year we actually did stuff relevant to our major, but after that it was pointless filler classes. Without those filler classes there was no way my degree would have taken 2 years to finish. Career services was non-existent. I would go to the office and they would work with me and then they would quit leaving with no one to help me. They also lied to me; The advisors told me that my pell grant would cover my entire... Read More