2021 Student Population

A total of 8,928 students have enrolled at Academy of Art University - 6,124 undergraduate and 2,804 graduate.
By gender, 3,552 male and 5,376 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 4,260 full-time students and 4,668 part-time students.
The number of students at Academy of Art University is very large compared to Private (for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as American Film Institute Conservatory and American Conservatory Theater, its population is very large (average population is 825).
Academy of Art University offers online degree/certificate programs and 4,879 students enrolled in online programs.

Enrollment Chart

Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status

By gender, there are 3,552 male and 5,376 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 0.66 to 1 and the ratio is lower (relatively less men students at the school) (the average male-to-female ratio over all U.S. colleges is 0.75 to 1).
The following table and chart show the student population by gender and attending status.

Gender Distribution Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Gender/Attending Status at
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total6,1242,8823,242
Men2,6071,3421,265
Women3,5171,5401,977
Population by Gender/Attending Status at
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total2,8041,3781,426
Men945489456
Women1,859889970

Gedner Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, there are 2,953 Race/Ethnicity Unknown students (33.08%) and 1,399 White students (15.67%) at Academy of Art University(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at Academy of Art University.

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Race/Ethnicity at Academy of Art University
TotalMenWomen
American Indian or Alaska Native271017
Asian282122160
Black or African American427224203
Hispanic709288421
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander221111
White958379579
Two or More Races21289123
Race/Ethnicity Unknown2,2619911,270
Total 6,1242,6073,517
Population by Race/Ethnicity at Academy of Art University
TotalMenWomen
American Indian or Alaska Native642
Asian1163779
Black or African American16259103
Hispanic1585999
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander312
White441150291
Two or More Races441529
Race/Ethnicity Unknown692217475
Total 2,8049451,859

Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Student Age

By age, there are 3,960 students whose age under twenty five and 2,515 students whose age is over thirty years old at Academy of Art University.
Especially, 38 students are younger than eighteen and 28 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at Academy of Art University.

Enrollment by Student Age Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Student Age at Academy of Art University
TotalMenWomen
Total6,124 2,6073,517
Under 1837 1027
18-19821 297524
20-211,127 397730
22-241,478 615863
25-291,314 608706
30-34606 323283
35-39320 171149
40-49262 127135
50-64107 3671
65 and over9 45
unknown43 1924
Total 6,124 2,6073,517
Population by Student Age at Academy of Art University
TotalMenWomen
Total2,804 9451,859
Under 181 10
20-2113 310
22-24483 148335
25-291,058 347711
30-34481 170311
35-39247 81166
40-49298 113185
50-64166 63103
65 and over19 613
unknown38 1325
Total 2,804 9451,859

Student Age Distribution Chart

Online Student Population

At Academy of Art University, 7,858 students (88.02% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 4,879 students enrolled exclusively in online classes (i.e. no off-line attendance required) and others are taking online courses with off-line courses. The following tables describe the number of students who enrolled in one or more online courses.
By location of enrolled students, 1,258 students live in California where Academy of Art University is located in and 2,780 students have enrolled from other states.

Online Enrollment Table

Enrollment TypeStudent Location
Online Student Population
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total8,9286,1242,804
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes4,8793,3071,572
Enrolled Some in Online Classes2,9792,289690
Not Enrolled in Online Classes1,070528542
Online Student Population by Student Location
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total (Enrolled Excl.)4,8793,3071,572
California Residents1,258891367
Other State in U.S.2,7801,960820
Outside of U.S.769405364
Unknown725121

Online Enrollment Chart