Graduation

Every May SAIC's faculty, staff, and alumni come together to celebrate the commencement of the current year's graduating class. This is a momentous occasion where school pride runs high and the community is able to embrace and welcome SAIC's new alumni. For more information about graduation visit the Commencement website.

Graduation Rate

The Student Right-to-Know Act mandates that all institutions disclose their graduation rate, the percentage of 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 60%. This information does not include transfer, exchange, or special certificate students for whom the graduation rate is much higher.

Graduation Rate 60%
Gender
  Males 62%
  Female 60%
Ethnicity
  American Indian or Alaska Native 50%
  Asian 68%
  Black or African American 42%
  Hispanic 46%
  Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander *
  White 56%
  Two or more races 67%
  Race/ethnicity unknown 38%
  Nonresident alien 71%
Financial Aid
  Pell Grant Recipients 60%
  Federal Family Education Stafford Loan  Recipients 57%
  Students who did not receive a Pell Grant or Loan 62%

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