Arlington Career Institute in Grand Prairie

Grand Prairie, TX

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Arlington Career Institute offers 18-degree programs and 3 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. 6.2% are women, and 93.8% are men. 1% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Arlington Career Institute is 20174$, that is above national average. 76% of full-time Arlington Career Institute students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $27,600, 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 Arlington Career Institute 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, Arlington Career Institute students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$20,024
$30,001 - $48,000$20,462
$48,001 - $75,000$21,477
$75,001 - $110,000$24,274

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Court Reporting/Court Reporter (the 2d largest program, lasting 31 months) is $90,223 per year and $1,082,675 in total. Legal Assistant/Paralegal is the third largest program at Arlington Career Institute, and it takes a full-time student 10 months to complete. This one will cost $12,070 per year and $144,840 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 9 months length Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other will cost you $10,822 per year, $129,861 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


217 of Arlington Career Institute undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 67 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Arlington Career Institute number 275 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Texas.

Students at Arlington Career Institute awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal grant 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

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

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 payment plan

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.

Graduation Rate


Arlington Career Institute graduation rate is above the national average.

76% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Arlington Career Institute 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 indicator 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 perception. 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 institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Arlington Career Institute is 14:1, that means that for every 14 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



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Arlington Career Institute 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 Arlington Career Institute and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Texas.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Arlington Career Institute offers 18 programs in total: 9 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 6 - 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 36 universities in Tarrant county. Arlington Career Institute is one of the few institutions in Tarrant that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 3 distance learning programs that are offered in the Arlington Career Institute: 3 are for 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. 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 Texas state average data to help you compare.


Arlington Career Institute provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 213 students with 191500 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Arlington Career Institute

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Overall Rating:

First off i would like to Thank ACI & the family &staff for allowing me the opportunity to reclaim apart of my life that i let slip bye.Im mostly thankful for the encouraging teachers that support u as well as grace you with their knowledge. There aim is to always help and see u succeed .. If its what u want they will make a priority to assist you with the tools you need. Awesome Staff Im so grateful and Thankful !!Looking forward to making myself & U proud..

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Have attended this place for CNA. Love this school and will continue education further. Ms. C, the instructor for the CNA course is so much fun! She made this five week course so much fun. I would recommend this school and this course to anyone looking to start in the medical field.

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This school has been such a wonderful experience for me!! Ms C. was so amazing & made the process so smooth! She truly made sure everyone understood & that we could be successful! I recommend this place to everyone!!

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I decided to leave a review based on my experience and completing the program. The teachers here are very dedicated if you show interest. Show up to class and act like you care and are interested and you'll realize the school is pretty amazing. I feel like I enjoyed it more when I asked questions we spent a lot of time in lab and was taught step by step in how to do things and to feel comfortable I definitely would recommend this school to anyone who is really motivated into pursing a degree in this field. Don't waste your time and the teachers time if you are not!

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I attended Arlington Career Institute for the Nursing Assistant Program. It was the best decision I have ever made.I have never felt more comfortable in school before. The teacher I had is the absolute best teacher in the world hands down!! The Vecchio family goes above and beyond to make sure we all get the most out of our experience at this amazing school!! My best friend is even going now because of how wonderful it is. I could not have asked for a better experience than this. Anyone that is looking to gain a career needs to look into this school. The new friends I have made is an added bonus for sure!!

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Location & Website

Address: 901 Ave K


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Differs by program

General Phone Number: +9726471607223

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