American Institute of Trucking
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American Institute of Trucking is located in a large city with a population of more than 250,000. It is in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale AZ area.
Address
2350 S 48th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85043
www.ait-schools.com
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Programs offered by this school
Size corresponds to the number of graduates and color indicates field of study
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Opera...
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Programs
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Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
Award Levels
0-1 Year Certificate
Quick Facts
Institutional Control
American Institute of Trucking is a private for-profit organization.
Undergraduate Students
Accreditation
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Accreditation provides important oversight over a school's instructional practices and institutional stability.
We cannot identify an accreditation record for American Institute of Trucking. It is important for you to verify that this school is accredited before you attend.
Accreditation History
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (Accredited September 29, 1985 - January 31, 2019)
  • The acccreditation was ceased for the following reason: School voluntarily withdrew 01/31/2019.
Student Attention
Context: Students per full-time instructor
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs.
Loan Status
This donut shows the percentage of students who are in good standing (green) in repaying any federal student loans five years after leaving American Institute of Trucking.
Status of loans
Closed (fully paid)
Currently paying
Deferred for miliary or school
Suspended (usually for hardship)
More than 90 days late in paying
In default
Another status not relased
Context: Loans with good standing
This performance is near the middle of the context schools.
Opportunities and Services
Does American Institute of Trucking offer good activities, services, and academic options for you? Here's what we found!
Undergraduate services offered

Employment services for current students

Placement services for program completers

Special academic opportunities

Weekend college

Undergraduate Student Satisfaction and Success
Do alumni earn enough to repay college loans?

Even if you don't need financial aid, the ability of past students to successfully repay loans speaks to the value of the education received.

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Five year overview
Loan defaults and burden
Success in loan repayment
Student groups and successful repayment
Where do alumni stand after five years?

This snapshot shows the status of students in their federal loan repayments in 2016, having departing from the school in 2012. The green wedges are the alumni in good standing, so look for a school with lots of green!

Student loan status
Closed (fully paid)
Currently paying
Deferred for miliary or school
Suspended (usually for hardship)
More than 90 days late in paying
In default
Another status not relased
Good standing in context

How does the percentage of students who fill those green wedges at American Institute of Trucking compare to other schools? The interactive bars below show you the distribution of how alumni at other schools are doing.

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Classroom Quality
Student attention at American Institute of Trucking

Schools are required to report the ratio of students per instructor, but look for a small number of students for every full-time instructor as your best indicator of personal attention and a modern well-integrated curriculum.

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Full-time and long-term instructors at American Institute of Trucking
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs. American Institute of Trucking has 89% full-time instructors, and 85% of the context schools have a lower percentage of full-time faculty. Faculty with multi-year contracts provide additional stability and commitment to the school and its students. Within the full-time instructors at American Institute of Trucking, none have multi-year employment contracts. Of the context schools, only 29% have instructors with multi-year contracts.
Full-time instructors
89%
Long-term instructors
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Student Body
Which students comprise the campus?

Who might be attending school with you? We'll look at what degrees most students have received, whether they are on campus or online, a little about their path, and the overall student body size. Our aim is to give some idea of what the campus culture might be.

See what degrees have been awarded

This donut chart shows you what degrees were awarded by American Institute of Trucking last year, and gives you a good idea of this school's focus. Make sure this school's focus matches your goals.

0-1 Year Certificate
What percentage of students are online and not on campus?

There are performance problems with many online-focused schools -- you can read about this in an Ididio case study, but you may want some online options to give you greater flexibility.

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Programs Offered
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to drive trucks and buses, delivery vehicles, for-hire vehicles and other commercial vehicles, or to instruct commerical vehicle operators. Includes instruction in operating gas, diesel, or electrically-powered vehicles; loading and unloading cargo or passengers; reporting delays or accidents on the road; verifying load against shipping papers; arranging transportation for personnel; and keeping records of receipts and fares

Note: The name and definition of this program are based on Department of Education CIP code descriptions, which ensures uniform reporting across schools in the US. Please check this school's website for detailed program information and their specific course descriptions.

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Completions in Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor by award level
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0-1 Year Certificate

Recently College Scorecard released data on starting salaries and cumulative federal student debt for each school/program combination with sufficient graduates to allow for privacy concerns with data releases. Shown in the box plots below are data for all schools offering ground transportation (which may contain several related fields) by award level. If a value is reported for American Institute of Trucking, then that is shown in blue.

Starting Salaries
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Cumulative Federal Student Loan Debt
$6,131$0$2,000$4,000$6,000$8,000Certificate
Admissions
Open Admissions
American Institute of Trucking is an open admissions school and accepts any student who applies.
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Campus overview
No Student Housing Available

This school does not report any housing for students.

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Programs for Veterans

If you are a veteran, it's worth digging around to find a military-friendly campus. We think this article about how colleges might help veterans might be a good starting point for questions to ask the Admissions office before you choose to attend. It's also good to be aware that many for-profit schools are behaving as predators, hungry for GI Bill dollars. Watching out for those schools is no different for veterans than for all students: judge very critically using our "Student Satisfaction and Success" tab for undergraduate programs. We wish we had the same data to support graduate programs; however, we think the undergraduate data is a good starting point for judging overall quality.

Programs offered
  • Credit for Military Training
  • Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
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School finances
American Institute of Trucking: What its budget can tell you about classroom quality

Where a school spends and collects its money can suggest a lot about the educational experience it offers. The tabs below offer a look at spending that is important for the quality of your experience if you attend.

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Instructional spending
Student services spending
Context and trends: Instructional expenditures per student

Instructional expenses are primarily the salary and benefits paid to the heart of a school: its full-time instructors. High expenditures in this area suggest care in hiring enough highly qualified full-time faculty to provide personal attention and up-to-date subject-area excellence.

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Chart explanation
American Institute of Trucking
On the blue curve, we see how the instructional expenses per student at American Institute of Trucking have changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the instructional expenses per student for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
All values have been adjusted for inflation. Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Does American Institute of Trucking have stable finances?
You want to attend schools that can meet their annual expenses, and have other indicators of strong financial health.
Should this school's stability matter to you?

You can find a myriad of articles about the enrollment crises expected across US colleges and universities due to fewer births during the 2008 recession and other demographic shifts. The end result to you is that you need to protect your college investment by researching the financial stability of schools that you are considering. Many of our metrics are based on the excellent advice of Forbes' Financial Health Grades.

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Net assets per student
Tuition dependence
Government appropriations
Context and trends: Core operating margin

The core operating margin is the percentage by which core revenues exceed (or, when negative, fall short of) core expenses, so higher is better here. This margin excludes finances for non-academic expenses such as housing, hospitals, or other independent operations. For schools with large endowments, this measure can be volitile from year-to-year without indicating concern because investment losses and gains are driving this figure, but if an institution's margin is trending downwards or consistently negative, you should be concerned.

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Chart explanation
American Institute of Trucking
On the blue curve, we see how the core operating margin at American Institute of Trucking have changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the core operating margin for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
All values have been adjusted for inflation. Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Does incoming revenue consistently cover expenses?

American Institute of Trucking is a private for-profit school, meaning that its annual goal is to make a profit for its shareholders. The other types of schools are public or not-for-profit, and profit is not a goal.

Total revenue and expenses by category

We divided revenue and expenses for American Institute of Trucking into categories to give some insight to what may have influenced peaks and ditches in the chart above. The purple shades correspond most directly to student education. The blue shades, auxiliary expenses and revenue, are often related to room and board. We show investment gains and losses in apricot.

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Student services expenses
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Institutional support expenses