Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque

  • 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 22 students (86% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 2:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 72%.

Top Rankings

Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in New Mexico for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 9 teachers has declined by 67% over five years.
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque(NM) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design SchoolsAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPublic
Total Faculty9 staff137 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque has declined by 89% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 2:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment22 students1,649 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio2:112:1
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# Full-Time Students19 students460 students
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# Part-Time Students3 students1,189 students
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# Undergraduate Students17 students460 students
# Graduate Students2 students2 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
13%
10%
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% Asian
4%
2%
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% Hispanic
43%
50%
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% Black
4%
3%
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% White
30%
28%
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% Two or more races
-
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.700.66
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,900$34,400
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $22,613 is equal to the state average of $22,613. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$22,613$22,613
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%87%
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Median Debt for Graduates$43,000$16,082
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Median Debt for Dropouts$20,000$6,500
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Acceptance Rate81%50%
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SAT Reading456456
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SAT Math452452
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SAT Writing (Year 2008)455455
ACT Composite2020
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ACT English1919
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ACT Math1818
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Source: 2020 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque is Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque (1.1 miles away).
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