SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta

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2021 Average Net Price
$22,842
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.38%
on Student Loans
2021 Enrolled Students
385
100% Full-Time

About

SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta is a higher education institution located in Fulton County, GA. In 2021, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta were Recording Arts Technology (76 degrees awarded), Cinematography & Film Production (9 degrees), and Other Arts, Entertainment, & Media Management (6 degrees).

In 2021, 136 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta. 23.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 76.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (94 degrees), 6.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,842.

In 2021, 76% of undergraduate students attending SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$22,842
2021 Value
12.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2021 SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,842. Between 2020 and 2021, the average net price of SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta grew by 12.5%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
71%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

76% of undergraduate students at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta received financial aid through grants or loans in 2021. This represents a growth of 33.3% with respect to 2020, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.38%
2019 Default Rate
53
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta was 5.38%, which represents 53 out of the 985 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta had a total enrollment of 385 students in 2021. The full-time enrollment at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta is 385 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.8% Black or African American, 6.23% White, 5.71% Hispanic or Latino, 4.42% Two or More Races, 1.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.779% Asian, and 0.26% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (59%), followed by Black or African American Female (14.8%) and White Male (5.19%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta in 2021, both undergraduate and graduate, is 385 students. The full-time enrollment at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta is 385 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

37%
2021 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 SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta was 37%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. Black or African American
    284 enrolled students
  2. White
    24 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    22 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta is 73.8% Black or African American, 6.23% White, 5.71% Hispanic or Latino, 4.42% Two or More Races, 1.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.779% Asian, and 0.26% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2021, 72 fewer women than men received degrees from SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta is black or african american (94 degrees awarded). There were 6.27 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta is Recording Arts Technology (76 degrees awarded), followed by Cinematography & Film Production (9 degrees) and Other Arts, Entertainment, & Media Management (6 degrees).

In 2021,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (115 degrees awarded) and Visual & Performing Arts (21 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta in 2021 are Communication Technologies (115 degrees awarded) and Visual & Performing Arts (21 degrees) (as of 2021).

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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 SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta are Communication Technologies (115 degrees awarded) and Visual & Performing Arts (21 degrees) (as of 2021).

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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 SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta are Communication Technologies (115 degrees awarded) and Visual & Performing Arts (21 degrees) (as of 2021).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 76 degrees awarded
  2. 9 degrees awarded
  3. 6 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common associates degree concentration at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta was Recording Arts Technology with 76 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from associates degree programs at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

104
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2021
32
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2021

In 2021, 104 degrees were awarded to men at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta, which is 3.25 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (32).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2021, 93 degrees were awarded to men at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta in Recording Arts Technology, which is 4.23 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2021, 22 degrees were awarded to men at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta in Recording Arts Technology, which is 0.237 times less than the 93 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2021 at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. Black or African American
    94 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    15 degrees awarded
  3. White
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta is black or african american (94 degrees awarded). There were 6.27 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

9.56% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2021)
  1. Black or African American Male
    70 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    24 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta is black or african american male (70 degrees awarded). There were 2.92 times more black or african american male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (24 degrees).

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Operations

SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta employs 4 Instructors. Most academics at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta are Male Instructor (3), and Female Instructor (1).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 3 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 2 employees, and Management with 1 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$1.21M
2021 Salaries
13%
decline from 2020

In 2021, SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta paid a median of $1.21M in salaries, a 13% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$207k
Instructional Salaries
4
Number of Employees

In 2021, SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta paid a total of $207k to 4 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
4 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
3 Employees

In 2021, the most common positions for instructional staff at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta was Instructor with 4 employees.

In 2021, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 3 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 2 employees, and Management with 1 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2021)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2021, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta was Male Instructor with 3 employees, and Female Instructor with 1 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta.

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