Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque

Tel: (505)254-7575
202 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 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 grown by 700% over five years.
College 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 Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 16 staff 72 staff

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 declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 202 students 1,793 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 13:1 30:1
# Full-Time Students 133 students 604 students
# Part-Time Students 69 students 1,189 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
11%
10%
% Hispanic
46%
44%
% Black
3%
2%
% White
40%
35%
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

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $27,125 is more than the state average of $1,632. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $27,125 is more than the state average of $4,104. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $27,125 $1,632
Out-State Tuition Fees $27,125 $4,104
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95% 88%
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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Did You Know?
For New Mexico public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,171 per year for in-state students and $4,838 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $27,125 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Mexico community colleges have a 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. of 0.67, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in New Mexico is New Mexico Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.