The Art Institutes International-Minnesota (Closed 2019)

15 S 9th Street, LaSalle Building
Minneapolis, MN 55402
  • 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 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 27%.
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota is one of 11 community colleges within Hennepin County, MN.
The nearest community college to The Art Institutes International-Minnesota is Globe University-Minneapolis (0.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty45 staff56 staff
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Student Body

The student population of The Art Institutes International-Minnesota has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The The Art Institutes International-Minnesota diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment932 students1,302 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:130:1
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# Full-Time Students667 students768 students
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# Part-Time Students265 students534 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-124
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% Asian
4%
5%
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% Hispanic
5%
5%
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% Black
5%
9%
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% White
53%
73%
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% Unknown races
33%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.600.45
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,500$35,400
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Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $17,416 is more than the state average of $16,383. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$17,416$16,383
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$31,000$15,511
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,667$7,600
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Acceptance Rate98%69%
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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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to The Art Institutes International-Minnesota is Globe University-Minneapolis (0.2 miles away).
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