The Art Institutes International-Minnesota

15 S 9th Street, LaSalle Building, Minneapolis,
MN, 55402
Tel: (612)332-3361
1,473 students
Private for-profit
The mission of The Art Institutes International Minnesota is to provide postsecondary creative and applied arts education in a caring, inspiring environment where students who actively participate can maximize their creativity, enhance professional development, and acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in their field of study.
School Highlights:
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota serves 1,473 students (71% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 24%.
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota is one of 16 community colleges within Hennepin County, MN.
The nearest community college is Academy College (8.0 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota 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 1,473 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 68% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,473 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
1,042 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 431 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan 1%
1%
% Asian 4%
2%
% Hawaiian -
1%
% Hispanic 16%
7%
% Black 5%
12%
% White 74%
66%
% Two or more races -
2%
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. 0.42
0.45

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $17,616 is more than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $17,616 is more than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $17,616 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $17,616 $10,175
Percent Admitted 98%
77%
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Conveniently located in downtown Minneapolis, The Art Institutes International Minnesota helps prepare students for careers in the visual and practical arts. The Art Institutes International Minnesota was founded in 1964 by Petrena Lowthian, who came from London to establish what was to become Lowthian College. The school offered post-secondary educational programs of study. In 1981, the institution was authorized to award the Associate of Applied Science degree and in 2000, the institution was granted approval to award the Bachelor of Science degree. Graduates are trained for entry-level positions in their chosen fields through curricula that emphasize actual job skills needed in the field. Courses are taught by faculty, many of whom are or have been working professionals in an environment that encourages free expression, leadership, and responsible decision making. The Art Institutes International Minnesota (Ai Minnesota) includes over 100,000 square feet at our location at Minneapolis. In addition to classrooms, studios, laboratories, offices, student lounges, a learning resource center, and an exhibition gallery, The Art Institutes International Minnesota maintains an art supply store for the convenience of students. Equipment provided at The Art Institutes International Minnesota is specific to the program of study and includes computers, workstations, printers, software, photo, video, and audio equipment. Faculty and staff of The Art Institutes International Minnesota believe in the worth and potential of each student and strive to provide quality programs and services that foster development of that worth and potential. Our students are creative, competitive, and open to new ideas. They place great value on an education that prepares them for a challenging career and a lifetime of personal and professional opportunity. Relating to students at a personal level is emphasized. A qualified staff of financial planners, employment assistance advisors, and counselors is committed to providing students with the individualized services they require in order to complete their programs successfully. Each student has an academic advisor who helps devise career strategies and choose courses consistent with career goals.

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