The Art Institutes International-Minnesota

15 S 9th Street LaSalle Building
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Tel: (612)332-3361
1,138 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 1,138 students (76% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), 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 Globe University-Minneapolis (0.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 61 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota 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 61 staff
59 staff
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,138 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 68% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,138 students
1,282 students
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
868 students
810 students
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 270 students
1,017 students
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota American Indian/Alaskan (2012-2013)
% Asian
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Black (2006-2013)
% White
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races"
2% 2%
% Unknown races
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Unknown (2006-2013)
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota 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. 0.42 0.53
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $17,416 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $17,416 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $17,416 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $17,416 $10,294
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 225 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 99%
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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.

Nearby Schools:

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  • Minneapolis Globe University-Minneapolis
    Private for-profit
    IDS Center 80 South 8th Street Suite 51
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
    0.2  Mi  |  226  students
  • Minneapolis Minneapolis Community and Technical College
    1501 Hennepin Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    0.4  Mi  |  9741  students
  • Minneapolis Institute of Production and Recording
    Private for-profit
    300 North 1st Ave Suite 500
    Minneapolis, MN 55401
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  • Minneapolis Dunwoody College of Technology
    Private not-for-profit
    818 Dunwoody Blvd
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    0.7  Mi  |  1065  students
  • Saint Louis Park Anthem College-Minnesota
    Private for-profit
    5100 Gamble Drive 2nd Floor
    Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
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