Graduate Programs Overview

Academy of Art University is a Private (for-profit), 4 or more years school located in San Francisco, California. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $27,688 in average for all students.

It offers thirty-six graduate programs: 34 Master's, 2 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameAcademy of Art University
TypePrivate (for-profit), 4 or more years
Address79 New Montgomery, San Francisco, CA
Graduate School Students3,118 students
1,298 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$27,688
Student to Faculty14:1 (7.14%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 36 Graduate Programs
34 Master's, 2 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 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 $27,688 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $1,137.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$1,137
Books & Supplies$1,080
Room & Board$18,386 (On-Campus) / $16,580 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,044 (On-Campus) / $4,754 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$50,198
Off-Campus Total$50,102
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
Tuition & Fees$23,868$23,868$25,044$26,292$27,688

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Academy of Art University offers Masters, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 107 major areas - 33 Master's (32 online programs), 1 Post-Bachelor'(1 online programs). 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
Communications Technologies
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Work and Family Studies
Visual And Performing Arts

Graduate Student Population

Total 9,812 students enrolled in Academy of Art University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 3,118 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,060 male and 2,058 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,765 full-time and 1,353 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,298 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 602 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students1,060
Women Students2,058
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students1,765
Part-time Students1,353
By race/ethnicity 450 White, 162 Black, and 126 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 races49
17 students are younger than 22 and 476 students are older than 65. The school has 1,875 students aged between 22 and 30 and 714 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under17
40 & Over476
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, 1,298 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 602 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment3,118
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,298
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses602
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,218
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,298
California Resident312
Other State In U.S.847
Outside of U.S.139

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