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The Art Institute of Houston Overview

Located in Houston, Texas, The Art Institute of Houston is a private for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Houston makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is The Art Institute of Houston Known For?

222 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Ai Houston is the bachelor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 12% of the faculty were full-time.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Ai Houston to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Where Is The Art Institute of Houston?

Location of The Art Institute of Houston

Contact details for Ai Houston are given below.

Contact Details
Address: River Oaks Plaza, 4140 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027-9625
Phone: 713-623-2040

How Do I Get Into Ai Houston?

You can apply to Ai Houston online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to The Art Institute of Houston when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford The Art Institute of Houston?

80% Take Out Loans
16.7% Loan Default Rate

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 Ai Houston, approximately 80% of students took out student loans averaging $7,911 a year. That adds up to $31,644 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Ai Houston is 16.7%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

The Art Institute of Houston Undergraduate Student Diversity

584 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 947 undergraduate students at Ai Houston, with 584 being full-time and 363 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Ai Houston

Gender Diversity

Of the 584 full-time undergraduates at Ai Houston, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Ai Houston

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Ai Houston Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 19
Black or African American 202
Hispanic or Latino 207
White 101
International Students 33
Other Races/Ethnicities 22

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at The Art Institute of Houston. At this time, 5 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 31 countries are represented at Ai Houston. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at The Art Institute of Houston

0 Took All Classes Online
192 Took At Least One Class Online
0.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 192 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Ai Houston has changed over the last few years.


This is the #2,028 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Ai Houston regardless of major.

The Art Institute of Houston Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Culinary Arts 57 4 11 72
Design & Applied Arts 6 0 45 51
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 28 28
Computer Software & Applications 2 0 17 19
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 19 19
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 2 12 14
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 14 14
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 5 5
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 65 6 151 222


*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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