Kansas City Art Institute

4415 Warwick Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri

The Kansas City Art Institute offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 11 studio majors, art history and creative writing, along with certificate programs in Asian Studies and social practice. KCAI's program begins with foundation, which is a studio-intensive experience dedicated solely to first-year students that supports entry to any discipline. State-of-the-art facilities surround a tree-shaded campus green adjacent to two world-class art museums just steps away. KCAI's collaborative environment facilitates multidisciplinary experiences and challenges preconceived ideas. The student to teacher ratio is 9 to 1 and 100 percent of the faculty are practicing artists, designers, or scholars. Students receive one-on-one attention and work in individual studio spaces within spacious departments.

DEGREES OFFERED: BFA
ACCREDITATION: HLC, NASAD, NCACS
MAJORS OFFERED:

Animation*
Art Education*
Art History*
Asian Studies*
Ceramics*
Creative Writing*
Fiber*
Filmmaking*

 

Graphic Design*
Illustration*
Interactive Arts*
Liberal Arts*
Painting*
Photography*
Printmaking*
Sculpture*

* UNDERGRADUATE ONLY

FOUNDATION PROGRAM
Foundation at KCAI could be the most intense but rewarding year of your life. Foundation students explore fundamental concepts and skills through intense studio work. Various media and situations teach new strategies and promote respect for materials, process and quality. Like a language immersion course — constant and concentrated — students learn in a highly individualized environment with resources galore.


This program is Residential.

UNDERGRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE 2016-2017
FULL-TIME DEPENDENT  
TUITION $ 36,300
MANDATORY FEES 150
BOOKS & SUPPLIES 3,500
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 10,240
OFF-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 6,000
OTHER 4,250
FINANCIAL AID 2015-2016 FULL-TIME FRESHMEN *
AID CATEGORY AVG PER RECIPIENT 1st YR RECIPIENTS
INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS4 $19,055 97%
FEDERAL/NATIONAL GRANTS 5,459 34%
STATE & LOCAL GRANTS 1,586 18%
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS 5,984 82%

AVERAGE AMOUNT RECEIVED PER RECIPIENT: $27,811
98% OF FULL-TIME FRESHMEN RECEIVED AID

* Most recent financial aid data available

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 99%

Acceptance Rate = The percentage of students admitted out of applications received in a given year.

ATTENDANCE RATE: 36%

Attendance Rate (also know as yield) = The percentage of admitted students who enroll in a given year.

ENROLLMENT: FALL 2016

UNDERGRADUATE FTE1 = 629

UNDERGRADUATE

FULL-TIME 627
PART-TIME 5

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
APPLICATION: Required
ONLINE APPLICATION: Recommended
HOME EXAM: Not Required
INTERVIEW: Recommended
ESSAY: Required
SAT / ACT: Required
PORTFOLIO: Required

TRANSCRIPTS

HIGH SCHOOL: Required
COLLEGE: Required, if transferring
FACULTY: 2016-2017

FACULTY FTE1 = 75

FULL-TIME 55
PART-TIME 54
 

STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: FALL 2016
8.4 TO 1
FTE STUDENTS PER FTE FACULTY1

RETENTION

FRESHMAN RETENTION2

FALL 2014 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2015
76%
 
FALL 2015 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2016
81%

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE2

FALL 2009 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
66%
 
FALL 2010 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
58%

UNDERGRADUATE ETHNICITY

FALL 2016

UNDERGRADUATE GENDER DISTRIBUTION

FALL 2016
74% FEMALE
26% MALE

NEW STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION3

FALL 2016
OTHER PROGRAMS

Community Education Classes
Art Educators Summer Program
Art Educators Saturday Workshops
High School Summer Intensives
Weekend Pre-College Spring Intensive
Pre-College Summer and Weekend Programs
Travel Abroad Programs

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

AICAD Exchange Program
International Exchanges
Study Abroad
Internships
Professional Practice Program
Center for Career Services
Certificate program in Social Practice
Asian Studies Certificate Program
KCASE (Kansas City Area School Exchange)
Work-Study Graphic Design Team

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc. NOTE 2: Retention and graduation rates for Art Center College of Design are calculated using the entire new student population entering Spring, Summer, and Fall terms (including a large population of transfer students), and not only "First-Time, Full-Time Freshmen" as required by the U.S. Department of Education. Thus these numbers are different than the retention and graduation reported to the U.S. Department of Education. NOTE 3: Geographic distribution is reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. NOTE 4: Includes all institutional scholarships and grants, but does not include College Work Study or third party awards. NOTE 5: Data presented is drawn from the most recent school year available. NOTE 6: All $-amounts are shown in US dollars. Canadian $-amounts were converted to US dollars using exchange rate at the time the data were collected ($1 Canadian = $0.70 US).