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The Art Institute of Atlanta is a nonprofit institution owned and operated by Dream Center Education Holdings (DCEH), LLC.[1][2]

The Art Institute of Atlanta
TypeNonprofit institution[1]
PresidentNewton Myvett
Location, ,

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the Art Institute of Atlanta has a 21% graduation rate and a 15% student loan default rate.


The Art Institute of Atlanta was founded in 1949 as Massey Business College, with diploma programs in basic business and secretarial skills. The school added liberal arts, fashion, and interior design during the next two decades. After becoming The Art Institute of Atlanta in 1975, the college shifted its focus to a creative applied arts curriculum. Accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools soon followed. In 1999, the college moved to its current location; a 5-story building in Sandy Springs and has since expanded to a second building across the street. In 2004, the school added Audio Production to their growing list of programs. The newest program, Fashion & Retail Management, was added in January 2007.

AiAtlanta is currently located at 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. in Atlanta, Georgia.

In fall 2010, the student body was 3,335. In 2016-17. Ai-Atlanta's enrollment declined to 1,582 by 2016-17. [3]

It awards associate's and bachelor's degrees, including Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees, Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees, and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees, and also offers diploma and non-degree programs.


  1. ^ a b "The Art Institutes". Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  2. ^ "EDMC completes sale of schools to Dream Center". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  3. ^ "College Navigator - The Art Institute of Atlanta". Retrieved 26 March 2019.

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