Consumer Information

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) educates artists, designers, and scholars, offering nationally accredited undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to more than 3,600 students from around the globe.
Additional information about the School of the Art Institute of Chicago can also be found online at College Navigator.

Accreditation

Accreditation and Memberships

Admissions and Academic Information

 

Undergraduate

 

Graduate

 

Post-Baccalaureate and Certificate

 

Cost and Financial Assistance

SAIC does not participate in preferred lender arrangements.

Policies and Resources 

 

Post-Graduation Activities

SAIC Undergraduate Alumni*

413 out of 597 (69.2%) undergraduate alumni reported their employment status at six months after graduation.
384 (92.97%) of SAIC undergraduate alumni reported that they were employed or seeking further education.

SAIC Graduate Alumni*

129 out of 321 graduate alumni completed the SAIC Class of 2015 Alumni Survey, a 40% rate of participation.
77.5% of SAIC graduate alumni respondents reported that they were employed.
78.4% were working in arts-related jobs.

*graduating class of 2015

Art Therapy Credentials Board Examination

Pass rates for the last four years for SAIC graduates who have taken the exam for the purpose of board certification with the Art Therapy Credentials Board.

2016  9 Pass  0 Fail  100% Pass Rate
2015  2 Pass  0 Fail  100% Pass Rate
2014  9 Pass  0 Fail  100% Pass Rate
2013  1 Pass  0 Fail  100% Pass Rate

Art Education Assessment Pass Rates

Teacher Preparation Program Report: 2017 Title II Report Card

Types of Graduate and Professional Education in Which the Institution’s Graduates Enroll

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Filing a Complaint with an Accrediting Agency and Relevant State Agencies

Federal Program Integrity rules issued by the U.S. Department of Education require institutions to provide to students or prospective students contact information needed to file a complaint and with relevant state agencies.
For a link to state agency information for all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico, please click on the following link. 
State By State Complaint [PDF] 

Illinois Board of Higher Education
431 E. Adams, 2nd floor 
Springfield, IL 62701-1404 
info@ibhe.org
Institutional Complaint Hotline: 217.557.7359

Illinois Attorney General 
Consumer Fraud Bureau 
500 S. Second St. 
Springfield, IL 62706 
illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/about/email_consumers.jsp 
www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/conscomp.pdf  [PDF]
Consumer Fraud Hotline: 800.243.0618

Higher Learning Commission
North Central Association
230 S. LaSalle St., suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1413

National Association of Schools of Art and Design
11250 Roger Bacon Dr., suite 21
Reston, VA  20190-5248

For students receiving GI Bill Benefits:
benefits.va.gov/gibill/feedback.asp