Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson

  • 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 serves 172 students (74% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 39:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.

Top Placements

Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson places among the top 20% of community colleges in Arizona for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 15 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson(AZ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level4 or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty15 staff66 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson diversity score of 0.65 is equal to the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment172 students6,476 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:139:1
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# Full-Time Students127 students1,336 students
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# Part-Time Students45 students5,140 students
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# Undergraduate Students116 students1,365 students
# Graduate Students11 students11 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
4%
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% Asian
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3%
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% Hispanic
34%
27%
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% Black
6%
6%
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% White
47%
52%
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% Unknown races
9%
5%
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Diversity Score0.650.65
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,900$31,100
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Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $23,069 is more than the state average of $15,559. The private state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$23,069$15,559
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%81%
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Median Debt for Graduates$49,750$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$20,125$5,022
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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: 2016 (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.

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