American Institute of Alternative Medicine
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American Institute of Alternative Medicine is in a large suburb with more than 250,000 residents. It is in the New York-Newark-Jersey City NY-NJ-PA area.
Address
223 Rt 18 Suite 205
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Programs offered by this school
Size corresponds to the number of graduates and color indicates field of study
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
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Programs
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Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Award Levels
0-1 Year Certificate
Quick Facts
Institutional Control
American Institute of Alternative Medicine is a private for-profit organization.
Undergraduate Students
Accreditation
good
Accreditation provides important oversight over a school's instructional practices and institutional stability.
American Institute of Alternative Medicine holds an accreditation from one of the national accreditors. Credits earned from the national accreditors are often not accepted by schools holding the more prestigious regional accreditation, and it's important to verify that your credits will transfer if you are considering an eventual switch to another school. Please read below for concerns we found in the accreditation records.
Accreditation History
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (Accredited June 1, 2013 - present)
  • The accreditation was recently renewed on December 4, 2018.
  • The next accreditation review is scheduled for June 30, 2022.
  • A warning was placed on the accreditation on September 5, 2018 for Warning or Equivalent-Factors Affecting Academic Quality--Outstanding Audit and Fees; G&E Disclosures
Student Attention
Context: Students per full-time instructor
American Institute of Alternative Medicine has no full-time faculty. Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs.
Context: Instructional expenditures per student
Although spending is not a guarantee of a good classroom experience, high spending can hint at a priority placed on quality in the classroom.
Students on campus
Study Types
All students are part-time. No students take distance education courses.
Full-time
0%
Online classes
0%
Context: Student body size
American Institute of Alternative Medicine has 47 students.
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student race/origin
American Institute of Alternative Medicine reports that 46% of students are minority, which is near the middle of the context schools. Similarly, this school's 0 of international students is near the middle proportion of international students within the context schools.
Race/Origin
White
Black
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student gender
Is the gender balance of American Institute of Alternative Medicine students important to you? You can see the breakdown in this donut chart. For many context groups, the balance is not 50-50, so be sure to check out the context chart below.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage of women
With 71% women , American Institute of Alternative Medicine ranks near the middle of context schools in its percentage of women students.
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Opportunities and Services
Does American Institute of Alternative Medicine offer good activities, services, and academic options for you? Here's what we found!
Undergraduate services offered

Academic/career counseling services

Placement services for program completers

Special academic opportunities

Weekend college

Undergraduate Student Satisfaction and Success
American Institute of Alternative Medicine cannot offer federal student loans
We do not have data on loan repayments for this school. Although students can receive federal student loans through American Institute of Alternative Medicine, it seems that very few students typically require loans
Context: Need met for degree-seeking undergraduate students
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This school provides only limited data on graduation rates and loan repayment. You might want to reach out to the school to see if they can provide evidence of student success. This school is a private for-profit institution. There are many good for-profit schools, but there are also many that are predatory. There are laws requiring the reporting of graduation rates and student loan repayment history to help to warn you if there may be problems. However, newer schools may not yet have that data and it's difficult for potential students to know if they will be safe.
Classroom Quality
Student attention at American Institute of Alternative Medicine

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.

Context: Number of students per instructor
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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 Alternative Medicine 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.

Fall enrollment
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Where are the other undergraduate students in their studies?

You will be most happy at a school with a large number of students who are like you, whether that's someone who enters right out of high school, or someone who is transferring, or someone who isn't ready to work towards a degree.

Degree-seeking: first-time
Degree-seeking: continuing
Degree-seeking: transfer-in
Non-degree-seeking
Student body size

Another breakdown that can help is a view of the student body size. Here we show student counts, including part-time versus full-time students. If the proportion of students that best describes you is relatively small, then is it possible that another school might be better-prepared to meet your needs?

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Freshman residences

A high proportion of international and out-of-state students speaks to reputation and offers an opportunity for diverse interactions in and out of class.

Freshman residence
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Not Reported
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Residence in context
Residence over time
Freshman residences in context
How does the geographic diversity at American Institute of Alternative Medicine compare to the context group?
95%5%0%20%40%60%80%100%Out-of-stateIn-state
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Student race/origin

The NPR article A Campus More Colorful Than Reality: Beware That College Brochure emphasizes the importance of judging a school's diversity based on solid data as promotional materials are eager to suggest a multicultural student body.

Student race is only categorized for non-international students, and international students are listed separately.

Race/Origin
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Multiracial
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Race/Origin in context
Race/origin over time
Context: Student race/origin
Here we offer some context as we compare diversity at American Institute of Alternative Medicine with that of the current context group.
14%54%17%9%6%0%20%40%60%80%100%Pacific IslanderAmerican IndianNot ReportedInternationalMultiracialAsianBlackHispanicWhite
Student age distribution

The age distribution at a school can tell you a lot about its mission. If you're looking for a traditional undergraduate experience, you may prefer to see students who are mostly younger than 25 (lighter shades), but if you want support as a returning student, a large number of students 25 and older (darker shades) may better suit your needs.

Age range
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50-64
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Age in context
Age over time
Context: Age distribution
Seeing the age distribution in context lets us evaluate the focus at American Institute of Alternative Medicine compared to the focus for the context schools.
14%16%11%14%19%19%8%0%10%20%30%40%65 and over50-6440-4935-3930-3425-2922-2420-2118-19Under 18
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Student gender distribution
The donut shows the gender breakdown for students at American Institute of Alternative Medicine.
Why are genders so rarely 50-50?

There are multiple outside factors that can affect the gender balance of students recruited by schools. As an example, within less-affluent families higher education is more frequently attained by women than by men, a phenomenon explored in the Atlantic. Therefore, schools serving lower-income populations may be more likely to see a gender imbalance. On the other hand, some colleges may offer predominantly degrees that are stereotypically associated with a single gender, affecting the ratio of men to women accordingly.

Gender
Men
Women
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Gender in context
Gender over time
Context: Gender Balance
It is very difficult for many types of schools to achieve a gender balance, and this context is valuable in evaluating the balance at American Institute of Alternative Medicine.
29%71%0%20%40%60%80%100%MenWomen
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Programs Offered
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
A program that prepares individuals to provide relief and improved health and well-being to clients through the application of manual techniques for manipulating skin, muscles, and connective tissues. Includes instruction in Western (Swedish) massage, sports massage, myotherapy/trigger point massage, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, cranio-sacral therapy, reflexology, massage safety and emergency management, client counseling, practice management, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics

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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By Level
By Race/Origin
By Gender
Completions in Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 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 somatic bodywork and related therapeutic services (which may contain several related fields) by award level. If a value is reported for American Institute of Alternative Medicine, then that is shown in blue.

Starting Salaries
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Cumulative Federal Student Loan Debt
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Admissions
Open Admissions
American Institute of Alternative Medicine is an open admissions school and accepts any student who applies.
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Costs and Financial Aid
Current published costs

Here's a quick summary of costs to attend American Institute of Alternative Medicine. You will find the most up-to-date information at their website for admissions.

Undergraduate costs
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Per-credit charges
Cost
$10
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Financial aid overview

Understanding the rules and process that determine who gets financial aid can be intimidating. Here are some quick links to help:

  • Visit American Institute of Alternative Medicine's Net Price Calculator for the most accurate estimate of your anticipated costs. Every school publishes a Net Price Calculator that does its best to give you a fair estimate of what you might expect to pay. Many calculators consider your high school record as part of the calculation. This will be far more accurate than any of the averages or published tuition values that you see here.

  • FederalStudentAid, a government site that will walk you through the federal financial aid process. There are a number of kinds of student loans and other aid, and this site can walk you through all of the choices you will need to make.

Campus overview
No Student Housing Available

This school does not report any housing for students.

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School finances
American Institute of Alternative Medicine: 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.

Choose Classroom aspect
Instructional spending
Student services spending
Research 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 Alternative Medicine
On the blue curve, we see how the instructional expenses per student at American Institute of Alternative Medicine 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 Alternative Medicine 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.

Ididio does not want to see you stuck with debt and no degree.

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Core operating margin
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 Alternative Medicine
On the blue curve, we see how the core operating margin at American Institute of Alternative Medicine 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 Alternative Medicine 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 Alternative Medicine 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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Tuition and fees revenue
Instructional expenses
Student services expenses
Academic support expenses
Institutional support expenses
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Other expenses