The Art Institutes Rankings Based on Salary

  • The Art Institutes ranks better than only 25% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • The Art Institutes ranks better than only 1% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 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 AI Associate Degrees

AI ranks higher than 28% of colleges for associate degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 41% $22,999 $33,993 41%
Business/Commerce, General 16% Not Reported $24,615 16%
Computer Software and Media Applications 35% $20,894 $25,452 35%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 1% Not Reported $15,552 1%
Culinary Arts and Related Services 47% $21,061 $25,889 47%
Design and Applied Arts 37% $20,125 $23,481 37%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 13% $23,375 $19,045 13%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 2% Not Reported $15,922 2%
Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations 12% $23,608 $20,140 12%
Veterinary/Animal Health Technologies/Technicians 7% $21,167 $24,562 7%

Salary Scores for AI Bachelor's Degrees

AI ranks higher than 25% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians 10% $43,096 $22,192 10%
Computer Software and Media Applications 39% $36,815 $36,992 39%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 40% Not Reported $33,993 40%
Culinary Arts and Related Services 19% $34,000 $26,977 19%
Design and Applied Arts 30% $38,668 $30,974 30%
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians 9% Not Reported $33,993 9%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 42% $39,500 $25,580 42%
Fine and Studio Arts 15% $40,385 $20,783 15%
Graphic Communications 22% $32,500 $22,999 22%
Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations 16% $33,450 $30,451 16%

Salary Scores for AI Master's Degrees

AI ranks higher than 14% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Design and Applied Arts 14% Not Reported $31,305 14%

Salary Scores for AI Certificates

AI ranks higher than 42% of colleges for certificates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Culinary Arts and Related Services 53% $18,910 $22,420 53%
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants 32% Not Reported $32,569 32%

The Art Institutes Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Nik 11/11/2020

I had spent over a YEAR working at a sewing factory and working in retail to save enough money to move to Nashville, where one of the Art Institutes was (it is now closed). Everything was going so well; I rented a motel room so I could attend the interview, I got accepted, I kept in constant contact with the staff (who was very nice), one of them even helped me find a great place to live, which is the apartments that are literally a stone-throw away from the campus. I had moved all the way from my home state,... Read More

Lauren T 12/5/2019

I am currently trying to apply to grad schools for public health, but I went to one semester at the Art Institute. The branch I went to is closed, so I can't contact the registrars office there, there is no headquarter or customer support phone number that works anywhere, and I guess the two transcript request forms I sent in got lost somewhere? I am currently in limbo, possibly not able to apply to grad school, because this one school is so incompetent it cant set up a working transcript transfer system.... Read More