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Kansas City Art Institute Overview

Kansas City Art Institute is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Kansas City, Missouri. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Kansas City Art Institute Known For?

151 Undergraduate Awards
$35,479 Avg Cost After Aid
59% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Kansas City Art Institute may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 9 to 1.
  • The highest award offered at Kansas City Art Institute is the bachelor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 49% of the faculty were full-time.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from Kansas City Art Institute to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Kansas City Art Institute Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Kansas City Art Institute.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#72 Most Popular Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#215 Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Kansas City Art Institute?


Contact details for Kansas City Art Institute are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4415 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111-1874
Phone: 816-472-4852

How Do I Get Into Kansas City Art Institute?

You can apply to Kansas City Art Institute online at:

Admission Requirements for Kansas City Art Institute

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Kansas City Art Institute?

59% Acceptance Rate
76% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at Kansas City Art Institute is 59%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 24% of accepted students are men and 76% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 56%, and the acceptance rate for women is 60%.

Can I Afford Kansas City Art Institute?

$35,479 Net Price
70% Take Out Loans
9.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Kansas City Art Institute is $35,479. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Kansas City Art Institute, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $8,707 a year. That adds up to $34,828 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Kansas City Art Institute is 9.7%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Kansas City Art Institute Undergraduate Student Diversity

691 Full-Time Undergraduates
73% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 698 undergraduate students at Kansas City Art Institute, with 691 being full-time and 7 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 691 full-time undergraduates at Kansas City Art Institute, 27% are male and 73% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Kansas City Art Institute students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 34
Black or African American 54
Hispanic or Latino 86
White 448
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 63

Geographic Diversity

Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at Kansas City Art Institute. At this time, 28 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 5 countries are represented at Kansas City Art Institute. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, China, and Colombia.

Online Learning at Kansas City Art Institute

0 Took All Classes Online

Kansas City Art Institute Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Fine & Studio Arts 76 76
Design & Applied Arts 36 36
Graphic Communications 21 21
Writing Studies 10 10
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 8 8
TOTAL 151 151


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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