Graduate Program Overview

Academy of Art University is a four-years, private (for-profit) school located in San Francisco, California. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $28,496. It offers thirty-four (34) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameAcademy of Art University
TypeFour-years, Private (for-profit)
Address79 New Montgomery, San Francisco, CA
Graduate School Students2,804 students
1,572 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)$28,496
Student to Faculty14:1 (7.14%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 34 Graduate Programs
33 Master's, 1 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Academy of Art University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $28,496 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $1,137.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$1,137
Books & Supplies$1,126
Room & Board$19,486 (On-Campus) / $17,254 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,186 (On-Campus) / $4,968 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$52,294
Off-Campus Total$51,844
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
Tuition & Fees$23,868$25,044$26,292$27,688$28,496

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Academy of Art University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 34 major areas - 33 Master's (32 online programs), 1 Post-Bachelor'(1 online programs). 849 students have been conferred Master's degree and 1 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Communication and Journalism
Communications Technologies
Computer and Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Work and Family Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Communication and Journalism

Graduate Student Population

Total 8,928 students enrolled in Academy of Art University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 2,804 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 945 male and 1,859 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,378 full-time and 1,426 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,572 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 690 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students945
Women Students1,859
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students1,378
Part-time Students1,426
By race/ethnicity 441 White, 162 Black, and 116 Asian students are attending at Academy of Art University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races44
14 students are younger than 22 and 483 students are older than 65. The school has 1,541 students aged between 22 and 30 and 728 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under14
40 & Over483
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Academy of Art University, 1,572 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 690 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment2,804
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,572
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses690
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses542
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,572
California Resident367
Other State In U.S.841
Outside of U.S.364

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