Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque

Tel: (505)254-7575
239 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 239 students (47% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less 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 - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 239 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 147:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
239 students
1,287 students
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
112 students
832 students
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 127 students
1,021 students
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque sch enrollment Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
4%
2%
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
39%
7%
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
4%
12%
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Black (2006-2012)
% White
50%
66%
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
4%
2%
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque More (2010-2012)
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque sch ethnicity Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque sta ethnicity
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 0.45
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $27,125 is more than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $27,125 is more than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $27,125 $5,845
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $27,125 $10,047
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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