Registration and Records: 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 63%
Males 54%
Female 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native 67%
Asian 73%
Black or African American 40%
Hispanic 46%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander *
White 62%
Two or more races 20%
Race/ethnicity unknown 25%
Nonresident alien 83%
Financial Aid
Pell Grant Recipients 60%
Federal Family Education Stafford Loan  Recipients 60%
Students who did not receive a Pell Grant or Loan 67%

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