Living Arts College in Raleigh

Raleigh, NC

(Rating 2.4 based on 5 reviews)
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Living Arts College offers 54-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 1 high safety campus. 37.7% are women, and 62.3% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Living Arts College is 26243$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $21163 and $30774 per year. 76% of full-time Living Arts College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $28,800, 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 Living Arts College 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, Living Arts College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$25,892
$30,001 - $48,000$25,220
$48,001 - $75,000$28,327
$75,001 - $110,000$27,919



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 7068

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


323 of Living Arts College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 78 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Living Arts College number 137 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in North Carolina.

Students at Living Arts College 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

Yellow Ribbon Program

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

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

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 Living Arts College.

Weekend/evening college

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

Graduation Rate


Living Arts College graduation rate is above the national average.

76% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Living Arts College 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 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 institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Living Arts College is 10:1, that means that for every 10 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 Living Arts College 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 Living Arts College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Living Arts College @ School of Communication Arts

The campus located by 3000 Wakefield Crossing Drive address in Raleigh, North Carolina.


Living Arts College @ School of Communication Arts in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Living Arts College with 0.24% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Living Arts College @ School of Communication Arts are burglary and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Living Arts College offers 54 programs in total: 30 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 18 - for Bachelor's degree, and 6 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 196 universities in North Carolina state. Living Arts College is one of the few institutions in North Carolina that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


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 North Carolina state average data to help you compare.


Living Arts College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 598 students with 26932 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Living Arts College

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Overall Rating:

I attended LAC for a year only to learn that this school is nothing but a giant scam. I wouldn’t recommend it to any aspiring creative minds unless you’d like to get screwed out of thousands upon thousands of dollars. Im still getting screwed for money to this day. I’ve met a small handful of genuine people and staff members during my time there, but that doesn’t change the fact that this school is run by money hungry deceitful monsters

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*edited after I graduated* Dont do it this school is sadly not worth it and kinda sketchy. They really need to learn how to deal with students respectfully but i mean if you enjoy being treated as a child/not an equal then sure it might be the place for you. Also for the amount of money your gonna spend going here just use that to go to a better school. Like i didnt struggle with classes and never failed so it's not like I hold a grudge I just honestly think people deserve better this this school. I will say that if you dont think you'd be able to pass a normal college because of core class you'd be able to pass here ---------------------old review ------------ was so afraid to start college but they have made the experience great I feel very comfortable here even if my classes are a little hard I feel like I'm really learning what I need to.

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I'm a film major and so far so good. I have learned so much and I've only been here for a little more than a month. Great staff, and ample opportunity to get hands on experience. Also great collaborating with other art departments on our projects. I only wish I could've been involved with setting the schedules for my classes. Maybe we'll do it together next semester.

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i Graduated from here and i have had a good time. the teachers were always positive, and knew how to help when you needed it most.

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Overall Rating:

Doesn't even deserve a star. This school is all about money. They care nothing about the students and their future. The staff is constantly changing. I DO NOT RECOMMEND that anyone goes to this school. The rules are bent to benefit them. VERY BAD EXPERIENCE WITH THIS SCHOOL!!!

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Location & Website

Address: 3000 Wakefield Crossing Drive


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Quarter

General Phone Number: +9194888500

Institution is active in current year: 1

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