2022 Graduation Rate

The graduation rate at Academy of Art University is 46.88% last year which is average compared to Private (for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. 330 students have completed their degree/certificate programs among 704 candidates.
Compared to similar schools in college ranking, its graduation rate is lower (less completion rate) where the average graduation rate of the schools is 64.63%.
The transfer-out rate is 16.90% that is average compared to Private (for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. The retention rate (full-time students) is 70% that is average compared to Private (for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

Graduation Rate and Comparison Chart

Number of Completers and Graduation Rate

The next table summarizes the outcome measures with the number of students at Academy of Art University. 330 students have completed and 119 students have transferred out to other institutes. In addition, 32 students still enrolled and 223 students have left the school before completing their studies.
Graduation Rate with number of completers
TotalBachelor's or EquivalentOther Degrees or Certificate
Total (Candidates)70466242
Completers330
(46.88%)
31713
Transfer-out119
(16.90%)
1145
Still Enrolled32
(4.55%)
311
No Longer Enrolled223
(31.68%)
20023

Graduation Rate by Completion Time (Bachelor's Degree)

The below table shows the number of completers with graduation rate by completion time. The number in parenthesis denote the graduation rate for the corresponding students. The numbers and rate for the 125% and 150% normal times are not cumulative, but additional completers and graduate rate for that period. For example, 45 students have completed in 4 years and additional 185 students have completed in the 5th year.
Graduation Rate by Completion Time (4-years Bachelor's degree)
TotalMenWomen
100% normal time (in 4 Years)45
(6.80%)
13
(4.50%)
32
(8.58%)
125% normal time (in 5 Years)185
(27.95%)
58
(20.07%)
127
(34.05%)
150% normal time (in 6 Years)66
(9.97%)
40
(13.84%)
26
(6.97%)

Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity

Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity
TotalMenWomen
Total46.88% (330/704) 38.87% (117/301) 52.85% (213/403)
American Indian or Alaska Native62.50% (5/8) 0.00% (0/1) 71.43% (5/7)
Asian40.38% (21/52) 43.48% (10/23) 37.93% (11/29)
Black (Non-Hispanic)20.83% (10/48) 19.23% (5/26) 22.73% (5/22)
Hispanic36.71% (29/79) 38.10% (16/42) 35.14% (13/37)
White41.67% (45/108) 42.55% (20/47) 40.98% (25/61)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander25.00% (2/8) 25.00% (1/4) 25.00% (1/4)
Two or More Race43.48% (10/23) 33.33% (3/9) 50.00% (7/14)
Unknown39.81% (41/103) 25.00% (12/48) 52.73% (29/55)

Number of Completers by Race/Ethnicity