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Academy of Art University is a private for-profit institution located in San Francisco, California. The location of Academy of Art University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

1,030 Master's Degrees

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Academy of Art University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Academy of Art University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Specialized Sales Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Drafting & Design Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Graphic Communications Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Computer Software Applications Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Communications Technology/Support Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Fine & Studio Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Academy of Art University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Drafting & Design Engineering Technology Master’s Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best CAD/CADD Drafting &/or Design Technology Master’s Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Fashion Merchandising Master’s Degree Schools College Factual
#2 Best Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD Schools College Factual
#4 Best General Drafting & Design Technology Schools College Factual
#102 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools College Factual

Where Is Academy of Art University?

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Contact details for Academy of Art University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 79 New Montgomery, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 800-544-2787
Website: www.academyart.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AcademyofArtUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/academy_of_art

Academy of Art University Graduate Student Diversity

66% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,804 graduate students at Academy of Art University, 34% are male and 66% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Academy of Art University graduate students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 116
Black or African American 162
Hispanic or Latino 158
White 441
International Students 1,182
Other Races/Ethnicities 745

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at Academy of Art University. At this time, 48 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 114 countries are represented at Academy of Art University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Taiwan, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Academy of Art University

4,879 Took All Classes Online
7,858 Took At Least One Class Online
2.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 33 bachelor’s degree and 32 master’s degree programs available online at Academy of Art University. In 2019-2020, 7,858 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Academy of Art University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 6th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Academy of Art University

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Academy of Art University was $23,868 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Academy of Art University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Graphic Communications #1 #1
Audiovisual Communications #1 #1
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing #1 #1
General Visual & Performing Arts #1 #1
Textile & Apparel Studies #1 #1
Communications Technologies & Support #1 #1
Landscape Architecture #4 #4
Architectural Sciences & Technology #7 #4
Architecture & Related Services #10 #7
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #13 #7
Computer Software & Applications #16 #13
Journalism #24 #18
Music #40 #28
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #57 #40

Online Affordability Rankings of Academy of Art University

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time graduate tuition at Academy of Art University was $27,688 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Academy of Art University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Architectural Sciences & Technology #1 #1
Landscape Architecture #1 #1
Audiovisual Communications #1 #1
Graphic Communications #1 #1
General Visual & Performing Arts #1 #1
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing #2 #2
Journalism #7 #7
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #12 #9

Online Growth Rankings of Academy of Art University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Academy of Art University was 2.9%. This is the #415 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Academy of Art University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Academy of Art University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Audiovisual Communications 65%
Business, Management & Marketing 4%
Communication & Journalism 56%
Communications Technologies & Support 43%
Computer & Information Sciences 41%
Computer Software & Applications 40%
Design & Applied Arts 40%
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 40%
Drama & Theater Arts 71%
Education 53%
Engineering Technologies 40%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 94%
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 38%
Fine & Studio Arts 8%
General Visual & Performing Arts 27%
Graphic Communications 39%
Instructional Media Design 50%
Journalism 30%
Music 48%
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 67%
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 4%
Textile & Apparel Studies 93%
Visual & Performing Arts 38%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Academy of Art University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Academy of Art University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Audiovisual Communications #1
Drama & Theater Arts #1
Landscape Architecture #1
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology #1
Textile & Apparel Studies #1
Architectural Sciences & Technology #2
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing #2
General Visual & Performing Arts #7
Communications Technologies & Support #7
Graphic Communications #7
Architecture & Related Services #9
Journalism #10
Film, Video & Photographic Arts #10
Fine & Studio Arts #19
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #19
Design & Applied Arts #19
Music #22
Computer Software & Applications #25
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #32
Engineering Technologies #50
Visual & Performing Arts #63
Communication & Journalism #95
Instructional Media Design #143
Teacher Education Subject Specific #156
Computer & Information Sciences #246
Education #464

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Academy of Art University Graduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Master’s TOTAL
Computer Software & Applications 327 327
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 134 134
Design & Applied Arts 102 102
Graphic Communications 99 99
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 87 87
Fine & Studio Arts 58 58
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 47 47
Drama & Theater Arts 42 42
General Visual & Performing Arts 37 37
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 17 17
Audiovisual Communications 16 16
Music 16 16
Journalism 15 15
Textile & Apparel Studies 13 13
Instructional Media Design 10 10
Landscape Architecture 7 7
Architectural Sciences & Technology 2 2
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1 1
TOTAL 1,030 1,030

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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