The Art Institutes International-Minnesota

15 S 9th Street, LaSalle Building
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Tel: (612)332-3361
  • The mission of The Art Institutes International Minnesota is to provide postsecondary creative and applied arts education in a caring, inspiring environment where students who actively participate can maximize their creativity, enhance professional development, and acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in their field of study.
School Highlights
  • The Art Institutes International-Minnesota serves 932 students (72% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 33:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 26%.
  • The Art Institutes International-Minnesota is one of 14 community colleges within Hennepin County, MN.
  • The nearest community college is Globe University-Minneapolis (0.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 67% over five years.
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota (MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs Four or more years
Institution Control Pivate, for profit Public
Total Faculty 45 staff 51 staff
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 932 has declined by 54% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment 932 students 1,302 students
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 33:1
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 667 students 768 students
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 265 students 534 students
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
- 112
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% Asian
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Black (2007-2016)
% White
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Ethnicity Breakdown MN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.60 0.44
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $38,500 -
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $17,416 is more than the state average of $15,390. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $17,416 $15,390
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 99% 91%
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates $31,000 -
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $7,667 -
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 98% 78%
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Percent Admitted (2007-2013)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Conveniently located in downtown Minneapolis, The Art Institutes International Minnesota helps prepare students for careers in the visual and practical arts. The Art Institutes International Minnesota was founded in 1964 by Petrena Lowthian, who came from London to establish what was to become Lowthian College. The school offered post-secondary educational programs of study. In 1981, the institution was authorized to award the Associate of Applied Science degree and in 2000, the institution was granted approval to award the Bachelor of Science degree. Graduates are trained for entry-level positions in their chosen fields through curricula that emphasize actual job skills needed in the field. Courses are taught by faculty, many of whom are or have been working professionals in an environment that encourages free expression, leadership, and responsible decision making. The Art Institutes International Minnesota (Ai Minnesota) includes over 100,000 square feet at our location at Minneapolis. In addition to classrooms, studios, laboratories, offices, student lounges, a learning resource center, and an exhibition gallery, The Art Institutes International Minnesota maintains an art supply store for the convenience of students. Equipment provided at The Art Institutes International Minnesota is specific to the program of study and includes computers, workstations, printers, software, photo, video, and audio equipment. Faculty and staff of The Art Institutes International Minnesota believe in the worth and potential of each student and strive to provide quality programs and services that foster development of that worth and potential. Our students are creative, competitive, and open to new ideas. They place great value on an education that prepares them for a challenging career and a lifetime of personal and professional opportunity. Relating to students at a personal level is emphasized. A qualified staff of financial planners, employment assistance advisors, and counselors is committed to providing students with the individualized services they require in order to complete their programs successfully. Each student has an academic advisor who helps devise career strategies and choose courses consistent with career goals.

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