Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque

Tel: (505)254-7575
210 students
Private for-profit
The Art Center Design College strives to be an exemplary force in higher education by providing a setting that prepares both national and international students interested in pursuing a future in the visual/communication arts to attain Bachelor's and Associate of Arts degrees and to meet the competitive challenges of an evolving global environment.
School Highlights:
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque serves 210 students (53% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 60%.
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque is one of 4 community colleges within Bernalillo County, NM.
The nearest community college is Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque (1.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 15 teachers has grown by 650% over five years.
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 15 staff
59 staff

Student Body

The student population of 210 teachers has declined by 28% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 147:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
210 students
1,282 students
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
22:1
# Full-Time Students
111 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 99 students
1,017 students
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
10%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
% Hispanic
44%
7%
% Black
1%
12%
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Black (2006-2013)
% White
38%
57%
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
5%
3%
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Unknown (2006-2013)
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. 0.59 0.53
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $34,541 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $34,541 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $34,541 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $34,541 $10,294
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
89%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

President, Sharmon R. Woods and Vice President, Marvin R. Woods founded The Art Center Design College in 1983 in Tucson, AZ. The college sprung from the Woods' graphics firm that frequently hired both full-time and freelance artists. Finding talented artists grounded in a thorough knowledge of production, illustration and effective design became the challenge. The College has continued to expand with the addition of baccalaureate degrees in Interior Design and Animation Graphics in the late 1990's and Fine Arts in 2003. In 1989, the Albuquerque, NM campus was opened to meet the market's demand for well-trained graphic designers and illustrators. The college offers Art and Design programs of varying length leading to baccalaureate degrees, Associate degrees and professional certificates, general education program, continuing program, program of technology, library, media, and student services, special instructional classes and tutorial labs and a program that specifically supports employers in their search for qualified Art and Design professionals. The Art Center Design College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a Member of the North Central Association.

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