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

Graduation Rate
  Males 59%
  Female 67%
  American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
  Asian 75%
  Black or African American 50%
  Hispanic/Latino 62%
  Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
  White 55%
  Two or more races 46%
  Race/ethnicity unknown 65%
  Nonresident alien 80%
Financial Aid
  Pell Grant Recipients 46%
  Federal Stafford Loan Recipients 57%
  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 2020 period as reported to IPEDS is 83 percent.