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 14:1.
Minority enrollment was 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which was more than the state average of 55%.

School Overview

Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson
(AZ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
13 staff
296 staff
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Student Body

Total Enrollment
93 students
3,327 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
80 students
1,301 students
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# Part-Time Students
13 students
3,091 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
216 students
343 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
79 students
1,301 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
1 students
7 students
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# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
3,091 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
250 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
5%
3%
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
49%
34%
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% Black
4%
6%
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% White
37%
45%
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% Two or more races
n/a
4%
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.62
0.67
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
3.35%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.19%
3.28%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,900
$32,100
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

In-State Tuition Fees
$23,069
$1,844
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$23,069
$7,206
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
83%
79%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$40,625
$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$19,500
$4,750
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Acceptance Rate
76%
76%
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SAT Reading
494
494
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SAT Math
445
445
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ACT Composite
19
19
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ACT English
19
19
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ACT Math
16
16
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson cost?

Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson's tuition is approximately $23,069 for In-State students and $23,069 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson?

The acceptance rate of Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson is 76%, which is equal to the state average of 76%.

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