Nossi College of Art

Tel: (615)514-2787
287 students
Private, for profit
School Highlights:
Nossi College of Art serves 287 students (100.00% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
Nossi College of Art is one of 13 community colleges within Davidson County, TN.
The nearest community college is Miller-Motte Technical College-Madison (0.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 100% over five years.
College Nossi College of Art Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private, for profit Public
Total Faculty 16 staff
61 staff
Nossi College of Art Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 287 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 51:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 287 students 1,296 students
Nossi College of Art Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
Nossi College of Art Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 287 students
810 students
Nossi College of Art Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
Nossi College of Art Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Nossi College of Art Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Nossi College of Art Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Nossi College of Art Black (2006-2013)
% White
Nossi College of Art White (2006-2013)
Nossi College of Art Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.32 0.53
Nossi College of Art Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $15,400 is more than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $15,400 is more than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $15,400 $5,694
Nossi College of Art In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $15,400 $10,252
Nossi College of Art Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
Nossi College of Art % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 61%
Nossi College of Art Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • From graphic design and digital photography to web design. motion graphics and 3D Animation, Nossi College of Art graduates have gone on to successful, professional careers in advertising, photography, computer graphics, and more. Nossi College of Art offers Associate degrees in Commercial Art and Commercial Digital Photography as well as a Bachelor of Graphic Arts, Photography and Videography.
  • We assist our students with financial aid for those who qualify and provide job placement assistance to all our graduates. With both day and night classes available year round our students are able to schedule classes around jobs and families.
  • Students who enroll in the Commercial Art program can expect to receive instruction in a variety of courses designed to teach and train individuals to be professional commercial artists. Classes in advertising, graphic design, illustration, photography, and videography teach students critical time saving techniques that enable them to ultimately produce work within deadlines and with the creative skill necessary in the industry.
  • In the Commercial Digital Photography program, the curriculum includes experience in basic and advanced camera techniques, a strong emphasis on lighting and composition, and understanding the changing digital world of photography and image creation. Sports, advertising, fashion, nature, digital retouching, basic and advanced Photoshop, are all combined to give the student the ability to seek entry-level positions in commercial art firms, advertising agencies, commercial photography studios as well as the ability to freelance.
  • For the Bachelor of Graphic Arts program, students are taught in-depth techniques in computer graphics including web design and 3D animation in addition to general education classes that include commercial writing, art history, and mass communication. Graduates hit the employment streets with a powerful portfolio that commands attention from both employers and clients alike. More importantly, our faculty will arm you with the conceptual, strategic, and critical thinking skills that will separate you from your peers and create leaders in the industry. 
  • The Bachelor’s Degree in Videography at Nossi College of Art highlights an emerging trend in video, incorporating graphic elements like motion graphics to short-format film. Video professionals are now being asked to do more with advances in technology, like uploading content directly to the web and understanding how to use graphics within video. Nossi’s degree program concentrates on various aspects of video, while incorporating graphic design, to enhance a student’s skillset by deepening their understanding of the industry. In addition to fundamentals like writing, shooting, editing and directing, Nossi College also teaches design, marketing and business courses. 

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For Nashville private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,051 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Nashville community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.42, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Nashville is Remington College-Nashville Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.