American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$33,420

3.02% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$39,696

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

9.95%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

78.6%

481 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

280

100% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

69.2%

101 Graduates

About

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles were .

In 2017, 148 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles. 59.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (53 degrees), 4.08 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (13 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles is $33,420, which is $19,420 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles is $33,420, which is $19,420 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $39,696.

In 2017, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$33,420

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles was $33,420. The cost of tuition at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles is $19,420 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$39,696

2017 Value

5.25%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $39,696. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles grew by 5.25%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,600

Room and Board

$570

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles was of $13,600 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $570. The cost of room and board decreased by 5.23% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

99%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

99% of undergraduate students at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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9.95%

2016 Default Rate

21

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles was 9.95%, which represents 21 out of the 211 total borrowers.

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Admissions

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles received 481 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.37% annual growth. Out of those 481 applicants, 378 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.6% acceptance rate.

There were 280 students enrolled at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles has an overall enrollment yield of 29.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

378

Accepted Out of 481

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles was 78.6% (378 admissions from 481 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 77%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 7.37%, while admissions grew by 9.57%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles has a total enrollment of 280 students. The full-time enrollment at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles is 280 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.1% White, 5.71% Black or African American, 5.36% Hispanic or Latino, 4.29% Two or More Races, 0.357% Asian, 0.357% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (24.6%), followed by White Male (21.4%) and Black or African American Female (3.57%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles, both undergraduate and graduate, is 280 students. The full-time enrollment at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles is 280 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%

2017 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 American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    129

  2. Black or African American

    16

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    15

The enrolled student population at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles is 46.1% White, 5.71% Black or African American, 5.36% Hispanic or Latino, 4.29% Two or More Races, 0.357% Asian, 0.357% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% 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, 12 students (4.29%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 28 more women than men received degrees from American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles. The majority of degree recipients at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles are white (53 degrees awarded). There were 4.08 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (13 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (148 degrees awarded).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles are Elementary & middle school teachers (97,016 people), Graphic designers (91,073 people), Other managers (69,024 people), Other designers (57,300 people), and Postsecondary teachers (55,507 people).

The most specialized majors at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles are Visual & Performing Arts (148 degrees awarded).

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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 American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles are Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Chief executives & legislators, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles are Visual & Performing Arts (148 degrees awarded).

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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 American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles are Elementary & secondary schools (165,720 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (109,805 people), Specialized design services (62,482 people), Computer Systems Design (60,351 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (55,351 people).

The most specialized majors at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles are Visual & Performing Arts (148 degrees awarded).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 60

  2. 88

In 2017, 60 degrees were awarded to men at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles, which is 0.682 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (88).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 60 degrees were awarded to men at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles in General Drama & Theater Arts, which is 0.682 times less than the 88 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 88 degrees were awarded to women at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles in General Drama & Theater Arts, which is 1.47 times more than the 60 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%

100% Completion Time

60%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 60% of students graduating from American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    53 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    13 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles is white (53 degrees awarded). There were 4.08 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (13 degrees).

8.11% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    27 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    26 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles is white female (27 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (26 degrees).

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Operations

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles has an endowment valued at nearly $1.14M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $131k (11.5%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles had a total salary expenditure of $9.92M. American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles employs 8 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles are Female No academic ranks (6), Male No academic ranks(2), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles are: Management, with 14 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 5 employees, and Production, Transportation, and Material Moving with 4 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.14M

2017 Endowment

0.335%

growth from 2016

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles has an endowment valued at about $1.14M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles grew 0.335% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.96M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$4.13M

2017 Salaries

10.9%

growth from 2016

In 2017, American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles paid a median of $4.13M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($9.92M) and a 10.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.18% growth from 2015 and a 0.0221% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$779k

Instructional Salaries

8

Number of Employees

In 2017, American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles paid a total of $779k to 8 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $287k (22.3%) for similar Special Focus Two-Year: Arts & Design.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

8 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

14 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles were No academic rank with 8 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles were Management with 14 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 5 employees; and Production, Transportation, and Material Moving with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female No academic rank

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles was Female No academic rank with 6 employees, Male No academic rank with 2 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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