General Information About The Art Institute of Seattle
Mission Statement The mission of The Art Institute of Seattle is to provide higher education programs that prepare students for careers in design-, technology-, business-, and hospitality-related fields. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions and career/professional advancement in their chosen fields through curricula that emphasize technical and communication skills needed in the field, taught by faculty who are, or have been, working professionals, in an environment that encourages free expression, leadership and responsible decision making. The Art Institute achieves its mission by supporting the following goals: * To maintain an educational setting that fosters creativity, critical thinking and innovation. * To uphold a standard on institutional excellence through the recruitment of experienced professionals to join our faculty and staff. * To provide student-focused services that enhance student development both personally and professionally. * To ensure an environment of academic freedom and responsibility, collegiality and professionalism with policies driven by faculty, staff and students. * To provide content and methodology required of traditional academic offerings in the major areas of knowledge and skills that lead to lifelong learning and careers. * To deliver learning-centered instruction by faculty who exhibit excellence in teaching, and possess appropriate academic credentials and industry-related experience. * To provide safe, clean, and accessible facilities. * To maintain equipment and technology to program specific standards. * To develop and revise curricula through regular reviews by a community that involves employers, advisors, faculty, staff, students and alumni. * To assist graduates in beginning and furthering their careers. * To achieve institutional objectives of student retention, completion, employment and salaries. * To offer varying lengths of academic programs, which lead to the Diploma degree, the Associate of Applied Arts degree, and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. * To annually update strategic plans for institutional development and growth. The Art Institute of Seattle believes in the worth and potential of each student and strives to provide quality programs and services which foster development of that potential and worth.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics.
- 4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Remedial services
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- Dual credit
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Less than 1 year certificate
- Associate's degree
- Bachelor's degree
- City: Large
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 930 Percent Admitted 49% Men Admitted 56% Women Admitted 43% Full Time Retention Rate 71%
Tuition & Fees 09-10 Tuition & Fees $17,156 Room & Board Charge $9,567 Books & Supplies Cost $2,925 Dorm Capacity 296
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 3,756 Native American 61 Asian 440 African American 184 Hispanic 231 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,500 Enrolled FullTime Graduates