Gemological Institute Of America

Gemological Institute Of America

The Gemological Institute of America, also known as GIA, is a non-profit institute with headquarters located in California, United States. It was established in 1931 in Los Angeles. The institute is famous for gem identification and grading services. The GIA grants several diplomas in vocational-type programs at its Carlsbad campus and at its satellite campuses located in Culver City and New York. It also operates several international locations.

GIA's student body is diverse and impressive. It includes many international students. There are also many student clubs and organizations on campus. The quarterly publication of GIA is called "Gems & Gemology."

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Contacting Gemological Institute of America

Gemological Institute of America
5345 Armada Dr
Carlsbad , CA 92008
General Phone: (760) 603-4000

Gemological Institute of America Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management3,534business administration, sales
Fine Arts2,394metal and jewelry

Number of programs and degrees for Gemological Institute of America in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year5,8993
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years281
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years11

Gemological Institute of America Student Body

In 2007-2008, Gemological Institute of America had a total enrollment of 3,268 students (587 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 53%
Black 2%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 6%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 25%
(Foreign Students) 10%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 3%
20-21 5%
22-24 13%
25-29 19%
30-34 12%
35-39 10%
40-49 19%
50-64 16%
65+ 1%

Gemological Institute of America Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year

Gemological Institute of America Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Carlsbad, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Gemological Institute of America Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Gemological Institute of America Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Gemological Institute of America participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2231900)

Gemological Institute of America Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year2*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
Instructorcalendar year15$61,51011$55,764
All faculty totalcalendar year18$66,20612$57,802

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Gemological Institute of America Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Selling Skills and Sales Operations

Fine Arts
Metal and Jewelry Arts

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What Sets Gemological Institute of America Apart:

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