Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson (Closed 2020)

2525 N Country Club Rd
Tucson, AZ 85716
  • Southwest University of Visual Arts strives to be an exemplary force in higher education by providing a setting that prepares 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-Tucson served 93 students (86% of students were full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 was lower than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment was 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which was more than the state average of 57%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 59% over five years.
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson(AZ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design SchoolsAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty13 staff202 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson has declined by 45% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five years.
The Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment93 students5,548 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio7:116:1
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# Full-Time Students80 students1,283 students
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# Part-Time Students13 students4,265 students
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# Undergraduate Students79 students1,477 students
# Graduate Students1 students4 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
5%
4%
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
49%
36%
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% Black
4%
5%
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% White
37%
43%
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% Unknown races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.620.68
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,900$32,100
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $23,069 is more than the state average of $3,368. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $23,069 is more than the state average of $8,322. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$23,069$3,368
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Out-State Tuition Fees$23,069$8,322
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$43,000$9,399
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Median Debt for Dropouts$20,000$4,750
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Acceptance Rate76%76%
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SAT Reading494494
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SAT Math445445
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ACT Composite1919
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ACT English1919
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ACT Math1616
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Southwest University of Visual Arts, formerly known as The Art Center Design College, is a regionally accredited, nationally recognized university offering eight Bachelor degrees in Graphic Design, Animation, Studio Arts, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Advertising & Marketing, Illustration, and Photography as well as three Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts terminal degrees with concentrations in Painting & Drawing, Photography, and Motion Arts.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson is Pima Medical Institute-Tucson (0.4 miles away).
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  • 1,931 students | 0.40 Mi2121 N Craycroft Road, Bldg 1
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    (520) 326-1600
    0.401,931
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    Tucson, AZ 85709
    (520) 206-4500
    3.1019,512
  • Brookline College-Tucson
    Private for-profit
    292 students | 4.30 Mi5441 E. 22nd St, Ste.125
    Tucson, AZ 85711
    (520) 748-9799
    4.30292
  • 4,793 students | 64.50 Mi8470 N Overfield Rd
    Coolidge, AZ 85128
    (520) 494-5444
    64.504,793
  • 6,027 students | 79.20 Mi615 N. Stadium Ave.
    Thatcher, AZ 85552
    (928) 428-8272
    79.206,027
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