School of Visual Arts

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$36,500

4.29% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$42,742

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.16%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

74.5%

3,805 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

4,406

92.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

63.9%

426 Graduates

About

School of Visual Arts is a higher education institution located in New York County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at School of Visual Arts were Graphic Design (197 degrees awarded), Illustration (135 degrees), and Photography (119 degrees).

In 2016, 1,261 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at School of Visual Arts. 62.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (411 degrees), 3.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (134 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at School of Visual Arts is $36,500, which is $22,529 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at School of Visual Arts is $36,500, which is $22,529 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $42,742.

In 2016, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$36,500

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at School of Visual Arts was $36,500. The cost of tuition at School of Visual Arts is $22,529 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

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Average Net Price

$42,742

2016 Value

3.59%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 School of Visual Arts had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $42,742. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of School of Visual Arts grew by 3.59%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,700

Room and Board

$1,713

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at School of Visual Arts was of $17,700 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,713. The cost of room and board increased by 4.12% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

46% of undergraduate students at School of Visual Arts received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 6.12% with respect to 2015, when 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

4.16%

2015 Default Rate

34

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at School of Visual Arts was 4.16%, which represents 34 out of the 817 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

School of Visual Arts received 3,805 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.3% annual growth. Out of those 3,805 applicants, 2,833 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.5% acceptance rate.

There were 4,406 students enrolled at School of Visual Arts in 2016, and 79% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

School of Visual Arts has an overall enrollment yield of 26.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,833

Accepted Out of 3,805

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of School of Visual Arts was 74.5% (2,833 admissions from 3,805 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 75.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 4.3%, while admissions grew by 3.09%.

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SAT Scores

79%

Submission Percentage

405

Scores Submitted

79% of enrolled first-time students at School of Visual Arts in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

School of Visual Arts has a total enrollment of 4,406 students. The full-time enrollment at School of Visual Arts is 4,088 students and the part-time enrollment is 318. This means that 92.8% of students enrolled at School of Visual Arts are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at School of Visual Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 25.1% White, 12.3% Asian, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.81% Black or African American, 1.25% Two or More Races, 0.113% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0681% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at School of Visual Arts in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (16.1%), followed by Asian Female (9.85%) and White Male (9.05%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (15.1%), followed by White Male (7.56%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.87%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at School of Visual Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,406 students. The full-time enrollment at School of Visual Arts is 4,088 and the part-time enrollment is 318. This means that 92.8% of students enrolled at School of Visual Arts are enrolled full-time compared with 70.8% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at School of Visual Arts was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), School of Visual Arts had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,107

  2. Asian

    543

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    469

The enrolled student population at School of Visual Arts is 25.1% White, 12.3% Asian, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.81% Black or African American, 1.25% Two or More Races, 0.113% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0681% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 45.5% White, 15.4% Black or African American, and 15.3% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 221 students (5.02%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 325 more women than men received degrees from School of Visual Arts. The majority of degree recipients at School of Visual Arts are white (411 degrees awarded). There were 3.07 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (134 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at School of Visual Arts is Graphic Design (197 degrees awarded), followed by Illustration (135 degrees) and Photography (119 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at School of Visual Arts, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (1,007 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (46 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (109 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at School of Visual Arts are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,972,995 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (451,900 people), Miscellaneous managers (371,827 people), Secondary school teachers (333,994 people), and Education administrators (292,789 people).

The most specialized majors at School of Visual Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (1,007 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (46 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (109 degrees), Communications (63 degrees), and Education (14 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at School of Visual Arts are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dental hygienists

The most specialized majors at School of Visual Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (1,007 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (46 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (109 degrees), Communications (63 degrees), and Education (14 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at School of Visual Arts are Elementary & secondary schools (2,944,307 people), Computer Systems Design (619,991 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (449,967 people), Hospitals (238,099 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (221,464 people).

The most specialized majors at School of Visual Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (1,007 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (46 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (109 degrees), Communications (63 degrees), and Education (14 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 197 degrees awarded

  2. 135 degrees awarded

  3. 119 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at School of Visual Arts was Graphic Design with 197 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 468

  2. 793

In 2016, 468 degrees were awarded to men at School of Visual Arts, which is 0.59 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (793).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 78 degrees were awarded to men at School of Visual Arts in Photography, which is 0.696 times less than the 112 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 150 degrees were awarded to women at School of Visual Arts in Graphic Design, which is 2.38 times more than the 63 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%

100% Completion Time

66%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 57% of students graduating from School of Visual Arts completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (74%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at School of Visual Arts is Female and Asian (74% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.88% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    411 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    134 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    124 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at School of Visual Arts is white (411 degrees awarded). There were 3.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (134 degrees).

4.44% of degree recipients (56 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    243 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    168 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    85 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at School of Visual Arts is white female (243 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (168 degrees).

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Operations

School of Visual Arts has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $302k (N/A%), compared to the 0.512% average return ($49.1k on $9.59M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2015, School of Visual Arts had a total expenditure of $139M. Of that $139M, they spent $60.2M on salaries and $139M on benefits.

School of Visual Arts employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at School of Visual Arts are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at School of Visual Arts are: Office and Administrative Support, with 111 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 105 employees, and Management with 91 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

School of Visual Arts has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of School of Visual Arts stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, School of Visual Arts received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$60.2M

Salary Expenditure

$139M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, School of Visual Arts had a total expenditure of $139M. Of that $139M, they spent $60.2M on salaries and $139M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at School of Visual Arts as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$60.2M

2015 Salaries

4.06%

growth from 2014

In 2015, School of Visual Arts paid a median of $60.2M in salaries, which represents 43.4% of their overall expenditure ($139M) and a 4.06% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0% growth from 2013 and a 0% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.52M (38.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.21M

Instructional Salaries

196

Number of Employees

In 2015, School of Visual Arts paid a total of $8.21M to 196 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $639k (25.3%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

111 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at School of Visual Arts were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at School of Visual Arts were Office and Administrative Support with 111 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 105 employees; and Management with 91 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at School of Visual Arts was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at School of Visual Arts.

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