The Art Institute of Charlotte in Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

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The Art Institute of Charlotte offers 76-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 1 high safety campus. 46.2% are women, and 53.8% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at The Art Institute of Charlotte is 25532$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $26722 and $33241 per year. 36% of full-time The Art Institute of Charlotte students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of 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 The Art Institute of Charlotte 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, The Art Institute of Charlotte students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$24,773
$30,001 - $48,000$25,860
$48,001 - $75,000$28,310
$75,001 - $110,000$31,324



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4866

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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


997 of The Art Institute of Charlotte undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 88 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes The Art Institute of Charlotte number 99 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in North Carolina.

Students at The Art Institute of Charlotte awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional 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

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

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

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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


The Art Institute of Charlotte graduation rate is below the national average.

36% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to The Art Institute of Charlotte 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 educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at The Art Institute of Charlotte is 17:1, that means that for every 17 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 The Art Institute of Charlotte 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 The Art Institute of Charlotte 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 The Art Institute of Charlotte

The campus located by Three Lakepointe Plaze, 2110 Water Ridge Parkway address in Charlotte, North Carolina.


The Art Institute of Charlotte 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 The Art Institute of Charlotte with 0.18% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on The Art Institute of Charlotte is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

The Art Institute of Charlotte offers 76 programs in total: 29 are for Associate's degree, 28 - for Bachelor's degree, and 19 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 24 universities in Mecklenburg county. The Art Institute of Charlotte is one of the few institutions in Mecklenburg that offers an Associate'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.


The Art Institute of Charlotte provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1034 students with 46518 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for The Art Institute of Charlotte

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I am a Culinary Graduate of the Art Institute Associate Program. I am up to my knees in debt for a place I had a scholarship to....I am so tired of them racking up bills for housing damage and cleaning when ,y family and I thoroughly cleaned before we left. They are deeming me responsible for something when there were people residing there after I left. The culinary I structure are connected with the community and ACTUALLY help you get work in Charlotte arenas and restaurants. They do charity and allow you to intern in some of their restaurants.

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Currently attending. Its very depressing here. No enthusiasm. I checked my account. I have to pay roughly 1,000 this month after moving out. Before the month of may. I am not paying rent to a dorm where I'm not staying. I want to pay my tuition alone. I am ranting on here because i know cassandra(the financial planner) doesn't particularly want to talk to me. Ill pay to get through this quarter, but that's it.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Please don't fall for this trap and pyramid scheme. I went to school here thinking I could get a degree and job in the media arts. All I got was insulted, belittled and a toxic and caustic environment where the teachers wanted to keep their day jobs. There were a few good souls, but all ruined by the greedy s. o. b. s that ran the place. They called me a lair with then documented proof and threatened to throw my dad out when he came to my rescue. I left to save the little sanity I had. Also, there are people out there preying on those of us who went too, claiming they can clear our debt cause we fell for this. So please, please reconsider if you're thinking of attending here.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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This school is nothing but a big "Con". My son wasn't there for 2 months and they are saying he owes $4000. They make it seems as if it's great but there's nothing but a bunch of CON ARTIST there. They get offended when you ask the IMPORTANT questions about FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY and focus on when your child becomes the 18 they consider it grown and responsible knowing these kids have no job or job experience to even begin to pay these loans right away. It sets then up to FAIL FINANCIALLY. I WILL be having the school INVESTIGATE THOROUGHLY. And it's not looked at as an accredited school from other UNIVERSITIES. #DONOTBEFOOLEDPEOPLE

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: Three Lakepointe Plaze, 2110 Water Ridge Parkway


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Quarter

General Phone Number: +7043578020

Institution is active in current year: 1

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