Savannah College of Art and Design

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$39,105
2% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$45,976
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.42%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
81.7%
14,387 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
16,414
83.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
72.5%
1,539 Graduates

About

Savannah College of Art and Design is a higher education institution located in Chatham County, GA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Savannah College of Art and Design were Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (523 degrees awarded), Illustration (364 degrees), and Cinematography & Film Production (222 degrees).

In 2022, 3,490 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Savannah College of Art and Design. 69.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,544 degrees), 4.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (316 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Savannah College of Art and Design is $39,105, which is $24,164 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Savannah College of Art and Design is $39,105, which is $24,164 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $45,976.

In 2022, 91% of undergraduate students attending Savannah College of Art and Design received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$39,105
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Savannah College of Art and Design was $39,105. The cost of tuition at Savannah College of Art and Design is $24,164 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$45,976
2022 Value
1.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Savannah College of Art and Design had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $45,976. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Savannah College of Art and Design grew by 1.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,031
Room and Board
$1,917
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Savannah College of Art and Design was of $14,031 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.61% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,917. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.43% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
36%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Savannah College of Art and Design received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.09% with respect to 2021, when 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.42%
2019 Default Rate
31
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Savannah College of Art and Design was 1.42%, which represents 31 out of the 2176 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Savannah College of Art and Design received 14,387 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 3.53% annual growth. Out of those 14,387 applicants, 11,759 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.7% acceptance rate.

There were 16,414 students enrolled at Savannah College of Art and Design in 2022. 22% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Savannah College of Art and Design has an overall enrollment yield of 29.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
11,759
Accepted Out of 14,387

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Savannah College of Art and Design was 81.7% (11,759 admissions from 14,387 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 80.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 3.53%, while admissions declined by −2.39%..

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SAT Scores

22%
Submission Percentage (2022)
758
Scores Submitted (2022)

22% of enrolled first-time students at Savannah College of Art and Design in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Savannah College of Art and Design had a total enrollment of 16,414 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Savannah College of Art and Design is 13,661 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,753. This means that 83.2% of students enrolled at Savannah College of Art and Design are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Savannah College of Art and Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.9% White, 11% Black or African American, 6.32% Hispanic or Latino, 5.63% Asian, 0.542% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.28% Two or More Races, and 0.201% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Savannah College of Art and Design in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.6%), followed by White Male (15%) and Black or African American Female (7.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (15.5%), followed by White Male (7.01%) and Black or African American Female (4.06%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Savannah College of Art and Design in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,414 students. The full-time enrollment at Savannah College of Art and Design is 13,661 and the part-time enrollment is 2,753. This means that 83.2% of students enrolled at Savannah College of Art and Design are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Savannah College of Art and Design was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Savannah College of Art and Design had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    7,864 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,813 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,038 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Savannah College of Art and Design is 47.9% White, 11% Black or African American, 6.32% Hispanic or Latino, 5.63% Asian, 0.542% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.28% Two or More Races, and 0.201% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 824 students (5.02%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,390 more women than men received degrees from Savannah College of Art and Design. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Savannah College of Art and Design is white (1,544 degrees awarded). There were 4.89 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (316 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Savannah College of Art and Design is Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (523 degrees awarded), followed by Illustration (364 degrees) and Cinematography & Film Production (222 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Savannah College of Art and Design, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (721 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (1,728 degrees), and Human Sciences (120 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Savannah College of Art and Design are Software developers (466,201 people), Other managers (406,231 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (350,350 people), Civil engineers (281,902 people), and Mechanical engineers (207,775 people).

The most specialized majors at Savannah College of Art and Design in 2022 are Communication Technologies (721 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (1,728 degrees), Human Sciences (120 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (110 degrees), and Engineering (127 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Savannah College of Art and Design are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Savannah College of Art and Design are Communication Technologies (721 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (1,728 degrees), Human Sciences (120 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (110 degrees), and Engineering (127 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Savannah College of Art and Design are Computer Systems Design (537,774 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (461,279 people), Elementary & secondary schools (418,905 people), Construction (335,865 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (334,051 people).

The most specialized majors at Savannah College of Art and Design are Communication Technologies (721 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (1,728 degrees), Human Sciences (120 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (110 degrees), and Engineering (127 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Savannah College of Art and Design.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 523 degrees awarded
  2. 364 degrees awarded
  3. 222 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Savannah College of Art and Design was Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects with 523 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,050
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,440
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,050 degrees were awarded to men at Savannah College of Art and Design, which is 0.43 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,440).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 275 degrees were awarded to men at Savannah College of Art and Design in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects, which is 0.698 times less than the 394 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 394 degrees were awarded to men at Savannah College of Art and Design in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects, which is 1.43 times more than the 275 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%
100% Completion Time
73%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 58% of students graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (79.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Savannah College of Art and Design is Female and Asian (79.3% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,544 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    316 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    238 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Savannah College of Art and Design is white (1,544 degrees awarded). There were 4.89 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (316 degrees).

3.01% of degree recipients (105 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,115 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    429 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    201 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Savannah College of Art and Design is white female (1,115 degrees awarded). There were 2.6 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (429 degrees).

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Operations

Savannah College of Art and Design has an endowment valued at nearly $255M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−15.7%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Savannah College of Art and Design had a total salary expenditure of 369M. Savannah College of Art and Design employs 695 Professors. Most academics at Savannah College of Art and Design are Male Professor (390), and Female Professor (305).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Savannah College of Art and Design are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 421 employees, Management, with 125 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 122 employees.

Endowment

$255M
2022 Endowment
1.14%
decline from 2021

Savannah College of Art and Design has an endowment valued at about $255M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Savannah College of Art and Design declined 1.14% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $244M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$130M
2022 Salaries
6.91%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Savannah College of Art and Design paid a median of $130M in salaries, which represents 35.2% of their overall expenditure ($369M) and a 6.91% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$62.9M
Instructional Salaries
695
Number of Employees

In 2022, Savannah College of Art and Design paid a total of $62.9M to 695 employees working as instructors, which represents 48.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
695 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
421 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Savannah College of Art and Design was Professor with 695 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Savannah College of Art and Design were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 421 employees, Management with 125 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 122 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Savannah College of Art and Design was Male Professor with 390 employees, and Female Professor with 305 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Savannah College of Art and Design.

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