Kansas City Art Institute

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$41,174
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$29,373
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.17%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
58.5%
990 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
738
98.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
56.8%
92 Graduates

About

Kansas City Art Institute is a higher education institution located in Jackson County, MO. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Kansas City Art Institute were Illustration (27 degrees awarded), Painting (22 degrees), and Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (17 degrees).

In 2022, 144 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kansas City Art Institute. 66.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (100 degrees), 6.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kansas City Art Institute is $41,174, which is $26,233 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Kansas City Art Institute is $41,174, which is $26,233 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,373.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Kansas City Art Institute received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$41,174
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Kansas City Art Institute was $41,174. The cost of tuition at Kansas City Art Institute is $26,233 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$29,373
2022 Value
7.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Kansas City Art Institute had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,373. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Kansas City Art Institute grew by 7.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,813
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kansas City Art Institute was of $9,813 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.02% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
73%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Kansas City Art Institute received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.17%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Kansas City Art Institute was 1.17%, which represents 2 out of the 171 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Kansas City Art Institute received 990 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 10.4% annual growth. Out of those 990 applicants, 579 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.5% acceptance rate.

There were 738 students enrolled at Kansas City Art Institute in 2022.

Kansas City Art Institute has an overall enrollment yield of 32.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
579
Accepted Out of 990

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kansas City Art Institute was 58.5% (579 admissions from 990 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 60%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 10.4%, while admissions grew by 7.62%..

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Enrollment

Kansas City Art Institute had a total enrollment of 738 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Kansas City Art Institute is 728 students and the part-time enrollment is 10. This means that 98.6% of students enrolled at Kansas City Art Institute are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kansas City Art Institute, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.7% White, 14.6% Hispanic or Latino, 8.13% Black or African American, 6.5% Two or More Races, 4.61% Asian, and 0.813% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Kansas City Art Institute in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.2%), followed by White Male (12.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kansas City Art Institute in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 738 students. The full-time enrollment at Kansas City Art Institute is 728 and the part-time enrollment is 10. This means that 98.6% of students enrolled at Kansas City Art Institute are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2022 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 Kansas City Art Institute was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Kansas City Art Institute had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    455 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    108 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    60 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Kansas City Art Institute is 61.7% White, 14.6% Hispanic or Latino, 8.13% Black or African American, 6.5% Two or More Races, 4.61% Asian, and 0.813% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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, 16 students (2.17%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 48 more women than men received degrees from Kansas City Art Institute. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Kansas City Art Institute is white (100 degrees awarded). There were 6.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kansas City Art Institute is Illustration (27 degrees awarded), followed by Painting (22 degrees) and Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (17 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Kansas City Art Institute, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (17 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (120 degrees), and English (7 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kansas City Art Institute are Elementary & middle school teachers (169,970 people), Other managers (134,889 people), Postsecondary teachers (123,288 people), Secondary school teachers (107,224 people), and Graphic designers (99,014 people).

The most specialized majors at Kansas City Art Institute in 2022 are Communication Technologies (17 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (120 degrees), and English (7 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Kansas City Art Institute are Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Economists

The most specialized majors at Kansas City Art Institute are Communication Technologies (17 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (120 degrees), and English (7 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Kansas City Art Institute are Elementary & secondary schools (387,874 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (254,079 people), Computer Systems Design (128,364 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (85,307 people), and Legal services (84,127 people).

The most specialized majors at Kansas City Art Institute are Communication Technologies (17 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (120 degrees), and English (7 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Kansas City Art Institute.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 27 degrees awarded
  2. 22 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kansas City Art Institute was Illustration with 27 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

48
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
96
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Kansas City Art Institute, which is 0.5 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (96).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 9 degrees were awarded to men at Kansas City Art Institute in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects, which is 1.13 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Kansas City Art Institute in Illustration, which is 2.86 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%
100% Completion Time
57%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 46% of students graduating from Kansas City Art Institute completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 57% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Kansas City Art Institute is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 9.78% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    100 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    16 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kansas City Art Institute is white (100 degrees awarded). There were 6.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

2.08% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    69 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    31 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Kansas City Art Institute is white female (69 degrees awarded). There were 2.23 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (31 degrees).

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Operations

Kansas City Art Institute has an endowment valued at nearly $72M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−10.9%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Kansas City Art Institute had a total salary expenditure of 26.5M. Kansas City Art Institute employs 22 Assistant professors, 20 Associate professors and 17 Professors. Most academics at Kansas City Art Institute are Male Assistant professor (13), Female Associate professor (12), and Male Professor (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kansas City Art Institute are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 19 employees, Service, with 19 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 employees.

Endowment

$72M
2022 Endowment
11.7%
decline from 2021

Kansas City Art Institute has an endowment valued at about $72M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Kansas City Art Institute declined 11.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $60.4M higher than 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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Salary Expenditure

$9.89M
2022 Salaries
2%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Kansas City Art Institute paid a median of $9.89M in salaries, which represents 37.3% of their overall expenditure ($26.5M) and a 2% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.94M
Instructional Salaries
59
Number of Employees

In 2022, Kansas City Art Institute paid a total of $3.94M to 59 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
22 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
19 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kansas City Art Institute were Assistant professor with 22 employees, Associate professor with 20 employees, and Professor with 17 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kansas City Art Institute were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 19 employees, Service with 19 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kansas City Art Institute was Male Assistant professor with 13 employees, Female Associate professor with 12 employees, and Male Professor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Kansas City Art Institute.

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