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 65 percent. This information does not include transfer, exchange, or special certificate students for whom the graduation rate is much higher.

Graduation Rate   65%
  Males 60%
  Female 66%
  American Indian or Alaska Native 25%
  Asian 68%
  Black or African American 39%
  Hispanic 44%
  Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 33%
  White 65%
  Two or more races 40%
  Race/ethnicity unknown 33%
  Nonresident alien 78%
Financial Aid
  Pell Grant Recipients 44%
  Federal Family Education Stafford Loan  Recipients 59%
  Students who did not receive a Pell Grant or Loan 74%

The first-year retention rate of first-time, full-time bachelor’s degree-seeking students entering the institution during the fall 2017 period as reported to IPEDS is 81 percent.