American Institute-Clifton in CLIFTON


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American Institute-Clifton offers 17-degree programs and 9 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 28:1. 22% are women, and 78% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at American Institute-Clifton is 12593$, that is at the level of national average. 62% of full-time American Institute-Clifton students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $25,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The American Institute-Clifton is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, American Institute-Clifton students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$12,457
$30,001 - $48,000$12,824
$48,001 - $75,000$13,701
$75,001 - $110,000$17,674

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Dental Assisting/Assistant (the 2d largest program, lasting 11 months) is $16,954 per year and $203,445 in total. Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage is the third largest program at American Institute-Clifton, and it takes a full-time student 7 months to complete. This one will cost $7,580 per year and $90,965 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 11 months length Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance will cost you $17,183 per year, $206,195 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


819 of American Institute-Clifton undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 74 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes American Institute-Clifton number 56 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New Jersey.

Students at American Institute-Clifton awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition guaranteed plan

Tuition payment plan

Tuition guarantee is a program which guarantees to entering first-time students that tuition will not increase for the years they are enrolled. These guarantees are generally time-bound for four or five years.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in American Institute-Clifton.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


American Institute-Clifton graduation rate is above the national average.

62% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to American Institute-Clifton completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at American Institute-Clifton is 28:1, that means that for every 28 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In American Institute-Clifton the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at American Institute-Clifton and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

American Institute-Clifton offers 17 programs in total: 11 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 3 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 3 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 164 universities in New Jersey state. American Institute-Clifton is one of the few institutions in New Jersey that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 9 distance learning programs that are provided in the American Institute-Clifton: 6 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs and 3 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New Jersey state average data to help you compare.


American Institute-Clifton provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 658 students with 19736 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for American Institute-Clifton

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My teachers are great and I've met some pretty awesome staff and classmates. There are a lot of assignments to get done within an 8mth MT enrollement so It does take a lot of hard work and dedication. I have to say my only complaint is the lady at the front desk. She has been very loud, gossipy, and just unprofessional! I'm confused as to why she is still employed there after multiple conflicts with people.

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I've came to this school for two different types of courses and i could say i truly love the staff here, they are GREAT people and care for you so much and your education,

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When I came in , I met with Kim , my most favorite person at school. Kim got me started with Penn Foster (HS diploma). After I finished with Penn Foster , I began my medical assisting program. I really want to thank Kim for all her help.

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Honestly I was excited when I first started to attend, but shortly after I realized how unprofessional this school is. They never know where your new mod is until the day of and you would think they’d keep in touch with you about it like they say they will but they don’t. I was attending for 6 modules and receive a phone call from the front desk and they literally asked me if I wanted to join the program. Clearly they don’t even know who their current students are. Some of the teachers teaching methods are the “let them do what they want” method. In my opinion there isn’t enough structure with staff and students. Parking on the Lexington location is nearly impossible. My work is graded late about 95% of the time. They bribe you for these good reviews because honestly when I first signed up that’s all they kept telling me to do. I was smart enough to wait until I finished my program. Oh & financial aid? Please make sure they know what they are doing. I owe a previous school over 1k just because the lady who did my financial aid didn’t go over the paper work properly and I’m sure she was aware because my previous school & myself had been trying to contact her about the situation for weeks and she never returned my calls. It wasn’t until I caught her in person and even then she claimed she fixed the issue when she actually did not. I really do not recommend this school at all. I regret not going to Fortis Institute.

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School is what you make of it. If one wants to succeed, they must read the entire chapters, do all their homework assignments, and study! I've learned a lot these past 3 months and have had the privilege of having an instructor as great as Ms Lara. The other staff members in this school are great and go all out to help students. This is honestly one of the only schools that care about the students succeeding. I also love how this school offers a radiology program, something that most dental assisting programs do not offer. Too bad this school lacks parking but other than that, I highly recommend this school to motivated individuals.

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Location & Website

Address: 346 LEXINGTON AVE


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Differs by program

General Phone Number: +9733409500

Institution is active in current year: 1

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