Kansas City Art Institute

Kansas City, MO
University Website: www.kcai.edu
Apply Online: www.kcai.edu/admissions/
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The Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) is a private, independent, four-year college of fine arts and design founded in 1885 in Kansas City, Missouri.

KCAI is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) and the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. It has about 75 faculty members and some 600 students.

KCAI offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, in which a comprehensive liberal arts program is complemented by emphasis in one of the following studio majors: Animation, Art History, Ceramics, Creative Writing, Digital Filmmaking, Digital Media, Fiber, Graphic Design, Illustration, Painting, Photography & New Media, Printmaking, and Sculpture.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $30,762.00 avg tuition

4415 Warwick Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64111-1874
(816) 472-4852

Apply online Admissions:
Financial Aid:

Areas of Study:

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Kansas City Art Institute

Applied 651
Admitted 436 67%
Enrolled total 196
Full Time: 196
Part Time 0
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 500 640
SAT Math 440 570
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 420 640
ACT Composite 20 26
ACT English 20 27
ACT Math 17 24
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 69%
4-year graduation rate 46%
6-year graduation rate 54%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Required
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Kansas City Art Institute

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $30,762.00 $30,762.00 $30,762.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,280.00 $1,280.00 $1,280.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
(with family)
Room and Board $9,372.00 $6,000.00 $4,250.00
Other Expenses $4,250.00 $4,250.00 $4,250.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $35.00
Graduate Application Fee $0.00
Books and Supplies $2,000.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 100%
Percent receiving grant aid 100%
Avg amount of grant aid $17,796.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 78%
Avg amount of student loan aid $7,202.00

Kansas City Art Institute

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects X
Creative Writing X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics X
Design and Visual Communications, General X
Digital Arts X
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts X
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X
Graphic Design X
Illustration X
Painting X
Photography X
Printmaking X
Sculpture X

Scholarships for Students in Missouri

Name Amount Deadline
Thomas M. Stetson Scholarship $2,000 June 01, 2017
David Arver Memorial Scholarship $1,000 April 01, 2017
Shane Dean Voyles Memorial Scholarship $750 April 20, 2017

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