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 freshmen who graduate within six years of starting their studies. The current rate for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is 70 percent. This information does not include transfer, exchange, or special certificate students for whom the graduation rate is much higher.

Graduation Rate
  Males 66%
  Female 71%
  American Indian or Alaska Native 67%
  Asian 67%
  Black or African American 67%
  Hispanic/Latino 50%
  Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 100%
  White 67%
  Two or more races 33%
  Race/ethnicity unknown 60%
  Nonresident alien 83%
Financial Aid
  Pell Grant Recipients 56%
  Federal Stafford Loan Recipients 64%
  Students who did not receive a Pell Grant or Loan 76%

The first-year retention rate of first-time, full-time bachelor’s degree-seeking students entering the institution during the institution during the fall 2018 period as reported to IPEDS is 82 percent.