Kettering, Ohio – The School of Advertising Art’s 2017-2018 school year commences on Monday, August 28. A record number of 128 first-year students and 84 second-year students will be starting classes. The college has seen an enrollment increase of 54% in the last three years, necessitating the need for a campus expansion.

SAA’s admissions department saw more candidates while recruiting the Class of 2019 and was still able to keep a competitive acceptance rate of 51%.  The average GPA of incoming first-year students surpasses previous classes, reaching a median of 3.1.

The expansion of SAA’s campus has made great strides since the announcement was made in May. The campus’s 23,000 square-foot-addition is projected to be complete by early 2018.

The two-year graphic design college is continuing to pursue a Bachelor’s degree completion program. This program will provide students with increased options for advancement in their professional careers.

SAA is anticipating a very successful year as it continues to educate the next generation of design professionals.

About the School of Advertising Art

The School of Advertising Art (SAA) is an award-winning graphic design college founded in 1983 and located in Kettering, Ohio. SAA has been located in its current building on East David Road for 18 years. Jessica Barry, SAA owner and president, purchased the school in 2013 and has led a three-year enrollment increase of 54 percent.

Recently, SAA was recognized for the sixth year in a row by GDUSA Magazine as one of the country’s Top Design Schools. Artwork by SAA students and graduates is honored regionally and nationally by graphic design publications and organizations. To learn more about SAA, go to