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The Art Institute of Jacksonville was a for-profit institution of higher education in Jacksonville, Florida, and one of The Art Institutes, a corporate system of over 40 educational institutions throughout North America, providing education in design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts. The school, which opened in 2007, is a branch of the Miami International University of Art & Design.[1]

The Art Institute of Jacksonville
TypePrivate, for-profit
Location, ,
ColorsRed and Black          
AffiliationsThe Art Institutes

The Art Institute of Jacksonville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school started offering culinary programs in July 2007.[2]

The Art Institutes system is a subsidiary of Education Management Corporation, the second largest for-profit college organization in the United States, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Beginning in August 2011, Education Management Corporation was one of several for-profit college companies to be investigated and sued by federal and state agencies for illegal recruitment practices and fraudulent receipt of federal financial aid money.[3][4]

In 2015, the Art Institute of Jacksonville announced it would close along with 14 other Art Institutes branches in the aftermath of the federal investigations. The school ceased admitting new students and will close when its currently enrolled students have graduated.[5]


Bachelor of Fine Arts Programs

Bachelor of Arts Programs

  • Culinary Management

Associate of Arts Programs

Diploma Programs

  • Culinary Arts: Skills
  • Baking and Pastry


  1. ^ Tia Mitchell (November 26, 2006). "The state of the art, in Jacksonville". The Florida Times-Union. Archived from the original on 2011-08-12. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
  2. ^ Mark Szakonyi (September 17, 2007). "Hot market for cooks". Jacksonville Business Journal. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
  3. ^ Josh Keller (August 8, 2011). "Education Management Corp. Improperly Paid Recruiters, Prosecutors Say". The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
  4. ^ Tamar Lewin (August 8, 2011). "For-Profit College Group Sued as U.S. Lays Out Wide Fraud". The New York Times. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
  5. ^ Danielsen, Shelby (May 11, 2015). "15 Art Institutes shut down around country". Archived from the original on August 13, 2015. Retrieved May 18, 2015.

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