Graduation and Retention Rates

The information presented below is required by the Student Right-to-Know Act as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). Institutions are required to disclose their graduation rate information for first-time freshman who graduate within six years of starting their studies. The current rate for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is 66 percent. This information does not include transfer, exchange, or special certificate students for whom the graduation rate is much higher.

Graduation Rate   66%
  Males 66%
  Female 66%
  American Indian or Alaska Native 50%
  Asian 75%
  Black or African American 57%
  Hispanic 53%
  Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander *
  White 63%
  Two or more races 59%
  Race/ethnicity unknown 50%
  Nonresident alien 78%
Financial Aid
  Pell Grant Recipients 58%
  Federal Family Education Stafford Loan  Recipients 65%
  Students who did not receive a Pell Grant or Loan 70%

* the institution enrolled too few of such students to so disclose this information with confidentiality

The first-year retention rate of first-time, full-time bachelor’s degree-seeking students entering the institution during the fall 2016 period as reported to IPEDS is 81 percent.