Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson

2525 N Country Club Rd
Tucson, AZ 85716-0000
Tel: (520)325-0123
  • 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-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%.
  • Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson is one of 5 community colleges within Pima County, AZ.
  • The nearest community college is Pima Medical Institute-Tucson (0.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has grown by 66% over five years.
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson(AZ) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty15 staff66 staff
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 172 has declined by 23% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.65 is equal to the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 31% over five years.
Total Enrollment172 students6,476 students
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio11:139:1
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students127 students1,336 students
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students45 students5,140 students
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Enrollment Breakdown AZ All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students116 students1,365 students
# Graduate Students11 students11 students
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Graduation BreakDown AZ All Graduation Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
4%
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
-
3%
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Asian (2007-2012)
% Hispanic
34%
27%
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
6%
6%
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Black (2007-2016)
% White
47%
52%
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
9%
5%
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Ethnicity Breakdown AZ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.650.65
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,900$31,400
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%81%
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$49,750$9,500
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$20,125$5,022
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate76%76%
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Percent Admitted (2007-2010)
SAT Reading494494
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson SAT Reading (2007-2010)
SAT Math445445
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson SAT Math (2007-2010)
ACT Composite1919
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson ACT Composite (2007-2010)
ACT English1919
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson ACT English (2007-2010)
ACT Math1616
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson ACT Math (2007-2010)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Art Center Design College is an educational institution committed to motivating the human mind to explore new ideas and accept the challenges that are an integral part of higher education. The Art Center values research that expands the boundaries of the field, the ability to integrate new concepts with previous knowledge and apply newly obtained information and knowledge to solve problems. Continued development and evolution of the structured curriculum creates a dynamic learning experience where the curricula is current, accurate and reflects the realities of the discipline. The Art Center Design College operates on the belief that access to a quality higher education experience in the discipline of Art and Design is vital in a rapidly changing global environment.The Art Center's main campus located in Tucson, Arizona, a city bordered by mountains. Arizona, is a paradise for activities and recreation. There are the mountains, the museums and the major league baseball. Outdoor enthusiasts can choose to hike, rock-climb or ski in Arizona's alpine country near Flagstaff or in the White Mountains. Water sports in one of many lakes are also popular with Arizonans, as is golf, cycling, horseback riding and hot air ballooning.The Art Center Design College is committed to assisting its graduates in career planning and job placement. The Placement Department actively develops and maintains relationships with employers locally and nationally.An Advisory Board comprised of successful professionals and working professional instructors has been instrumental in the development and continued support of The Art Center Design College's programs. The distinguished Advisory Boards meets periodically to review degree and certificate programs, ensuring the curriculum continues to meet the needs of a competitive changing marketplace.

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