Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque

Tel: (505)254-7575
202 students
Pivate, 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 202 students (66% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 65%.
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 (1.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 42% over five years.
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque (NM) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Pivate, for profit Public
Total Faculty 16 staff 72 staff
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 202 has declined by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 202 students 1,793 students
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 30:1
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 133 students 604 students
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 69 students 1,189 students
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Enrollment Breakdown NM All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
11%
10%
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
46%
44%
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
3%
2%
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Black (2006-2014)
% White
40%
35%
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque White (2006-2014)
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Ethnicity Breakdown NM All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.62 0.67
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $27,125 is equal to the state average of $27,125. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $27,125 $27,125
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95% 88%
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (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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