Kansas City Art Institute Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#5908 of 14,131 In the World
#1628 of 2,597 In North America
#1544 of 2,496 In the United States
#38 of 67 In Missouri
#5 of 11 In Kansas

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
59%
Avg. cost to attend
$29,566 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
698
Male:Female Ratio
27:73
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
kcai.edu

Kansas City Art Institute Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 59% 56% 60%
Applicants 1,005 252 753
Admissions 594 141 453
Freshmen enrolled full time 185 40 145

Admissions requirements

Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 454 (65%)
Hispanic 86 (12%)
Black or African American 54 (8%)
Two or more races 41 (6%)
Asian 34 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 19 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 7 (1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$29,566/year
Average aid awarded
$25,159
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $25,203
$30-48K $27,069
$48-75K $27,607
$75-110K $30,864
$110K+ $31,894

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $39,500
Tuition in-state $39,500
Tuition out-of-state $39,500
Fee in-district $600
Fee in-state $600
Fee out-of-state $600

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 229
Combined charge for room and board $10,400
Room charge $8,600
Meal charge $3,300

Kansas City Art Institute Majors

Major Bachelor's
Illustration 23
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects 21
Painting 19
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics 17
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts 12
Sculpture 11
Graphic Design 9
Photography 5
Game and Interactive Media Design 4
Printmaking 4
Film & Video and Photographic Arts, Other 3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2
Creative Writing 2
Grand Total 132
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 57% 38% 65%
  • Full-time retention rate - 65%

Publications & Citations

Publications
12
Citations
38

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
11 / 30
Art & Design
3 / 6
Sociology
3 / 23
History
3 / 0
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
2 / 0
Literature
2 / 6
Business
2 / 1
Political Science
2 / 1
Philosophy
2 / 6
Gender Studies
1 / 0
Creative Writing
1 / 2
Management
1 / 0
Classics and Ancient History
1 / 0
Math Teachers
1 / 0
Applied/Engineering Physics
1 / 0
Anthropology
1 / 23
Psychology
1 / 0
Mathematics
1 / 0
Engineering
1 / 0
Physics
1 / 0
Education Majors
1 / 0
Advertising
1 / 1
Media Studies
1 / 1
Art History
1 / 0

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1995 1 1
1996 0 0
1997 0 0
1998 0 2
1999 1 0
2000 0 1
2001 1 3
2002 0 0
2003 1 3
2004 0 2
2005 0 1
2006 1 3
2007 0 0
2008 1 2
2009 0 1
2010 0 5
2011 0 2
2012 0 3
2013 4 3
2014 0 2
2015 2 4
2016 1 3

Kansas City Art Institute alumni

  1. Walt Disney

    Walt Disney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1901-1966 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    film actorinventorvoice actorfilm directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Walter Elias Disney was an American animator, film producer and entrepreneur. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, he holds the record for most Academy Awards earned and nominations by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Disney was the first person to be nominated for Academy Awards in six different categories, a record he shares with Alfonso Cuaron and George Clooney (although Kenneth Branagh later surpassed all three with nominations in seven categories).

  2. Dennis Hopper

    Dennis Hopper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-2010 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    film directorfilmmakerscreenwriterphotographeractor
    Biography

    Dennis Lee Hopper was an American actor and filmmaker. He attended the Actors Studio, made his first television appearance in 1954, and soon after appeared in Giant (1956). In the next ten years he made a name in television, and by the end of the 1960s had appeared in several films, notably Cool Hand Luke (1967) and Hang 'Em High (1968). Hopper also began a prolific and acclaimed photography career in the 1960s.

  3. Robert Rauschenberg

    Robert Rauschenberg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-2008 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    artistchoreographerpainterphotographerassemblage artist
    Biography

    Milton Ernest "Robert" Rauschenberg was an American painter and graphic artist whose early works anticipated the Pop art movement. Rauschenberg is well known for his Combines (1954–1964), a group of artworks which incorporated everyday objects as art materials and which blurred the distinctions between painting and sculpture. Rauschenberg was both a painter and a sculptor, but he also worked with photography, printmaking, papermaking and performance.

  4. Thomas Hart Benton

    Thomas Hart Benton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1889-1975 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    sculptordrawerteacherlithographerpainter
    Biography

    Thomas Hart Benton was an American painter, muralist, and printmaker. Along with Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry, he was at the forefront of the Regionalist art movement. The fluid, sculpted figures in his paintings showed everyday people in scenes of life in the United States. His work is strongly associated with the Midwestern United States, the region in which he was born and which he called home for most of his life. He also studied in Paris, lived in New York City for more than 20 years and painted scores of works there, summered for 50 years on Martha's Vineyard off the New England coast, and also painted scenes of the American South and West.

General info

Alternative names KCAI
Founded 1885
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 184
Carnegie Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

Location and Contacts

Address 4415 Warwick Blvd
Kansas City, Missouri, 64111-1874
United States
City population 489,000
Phone 8164724852
Fax +1 (816) 802 3309

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