Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson

  • 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 to Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson is Pima Medical Institute-Tucson (0.4 miles away).

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.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty15 staff66 staff

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 stayed the same 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
Student:Teacher Ratio11:139:1
# Full-Time Students127 students1,336 students
# Part-Time Students45 students5,140 students
# Undergraduate Students116 students1,365 students
# Graduate Students11 students11 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
4%
% Hispanic
34%
27%
% Black
6%
6%
% White
47%
52%
% Unknown races
9%
5%
Diversity Score0.650.65
This chart display the diversity score of Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson and the community college average diversity score of AZ by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,900$31,100

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
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%81%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$49,750$9,500
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$20,125$5,022
Acceptance Rate (Year 2010)76%76%
SAT Reading494494
SAT Math (Year 2010)445445
ACT Composite1919
This chart display the ACT Composite score of Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson and the community college average ACT Composite score of AZ by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
ACT English1919
This chart display the ACT English score of Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson and the community college average ACT English score of AZ by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
ACT Math1616
This chart display the ACT Math score of Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson and the community college average ACT Math score of AZ by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,948 students | 0.40 Mi3350 East Grant Road, Suite 200
    Tucson AZ  85716
    (520)326-1600
    0.401,948
  • Brown Mackie College-Tucson
    Private, for profit
    611 students | 2.20 Mi4585 E Speedway Blvd.
    Tucson AZ  85712
    (520)327-6866
    2.20611
  • 28,070 students | 3.90 Mi4905C East Broadway Blvd.
    Tucson AZ  85709
    (520)206-4500
    3.9028,070
  • Brookline College-Tucson
    Private, for profit
    507 students | 4.30 Mi5441 E. 22nd St, Ste.125
    Tucson AZ  85711
    (520)748-9799
    4.30507
  • 5,937 students | 64.50 Mi8470 N Overfield Rd
    Coolidge AZ  85128
    (520)494-5444
    64.505,937
Recent Articles
Complaints about the current system of accrediting community colleges, combined with the quickly changing scope of community college education and how it’s delivered, may soon necessitate changes in the way that community college programs are accredited.
Community college enrollment is in decline, but some schools are refusing to roll over. Read on to learn the factors impacting enrollment rates and what some schools are doing to stay afloat.
In a time of change, the LGBTQ community is receiving more support than ever and the world is changing with each passing year. As a young adult member of the LGBTQ community, you have unique opportunities to take advantage of when preparing to enter college if you choose to. Keep reading to learn what you can expect to see during your college search and how best to prepare for your freshman year.
Did You Know?
Tucson community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Tucson is Brown Mackie College-Tucson. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.