Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$22,944
2019 Average Net Price
$31,325
After Financial Aid
2017 Default Rate
20.9%
on Student Loans
2019 Enrolled Students
93
86% Full-Time

About

Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson is a higher education institution located in Pima County, AZ. In 2020, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson were Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (7 degrees awarded), Interior Design (2 degrees), and Illustration (2 degrees).

In 2020, 13 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson. 61.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (6 degrees), 1.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (5 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson is $22,944, which is $8,003 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2020, the median undergraduate tuition at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson is $22,944

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,325.

In 2019, 68% of undergraduate students attending Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$22,944
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson was $22,944.

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Average Net Price

$31,325
2019 Value
8.38%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,325. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson grew by 8.38%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

68% of undergraduate students at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson received financial aid through grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 9.33% with respect to 2018, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
20.9%
2017 Default Rate
23
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson was 20.9%, which represents 23 out of the 110 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson had a total enrollment of 93 students in 2019. The full-time enrollment at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson is 80 students and the part-time enrollment is 13. This means that 86% of students enrolled at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.5% Hispanic or Latino, 36.6% White, 5.38% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4.3% Black or African American, and 2.15% Asian.

Students enrolled at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (26.6%), followed by White Female (26.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (21.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (100%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson in 2019, both undergraduate and graduate, is 93 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson is 80 and the part-time enrollment is 13. This means that 86% of students enrolled at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2019)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    46 enrolled students
  2. White
    34 enrolled students
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    5 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson is 49.5% Hispanic or Latino, 36.6% White, 5.38% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4.3% Black or African American, and 2.15% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 3 more women than men received degrees from Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson is white (6 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (5 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson is Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (7 degrees awarded), followed by Interior Design (2 degrees) and Illustration (2 degrees).

In 2020,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (7 degrees awarded) and Visual & Performing Arts (6 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson in 2020 are Communication Technologies (7 degrees awarded) and Visual & Performing Arts (6 degrees) (as of 2020).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson are Communication Technologies (7 degrees awarded) and Visual & Performing Arts (6 degrees) (as of 2020).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson are Communication Technologies (7 degrees awarded) and Visual & Performing Arts (6 degrees) (as of 2020).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson.
Most Common (2019)
  1. 7 degrees awarded
  2. 5 degrees awarded
  3. 4 degrees awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson was Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects with 7 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

5
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
8
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 5 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson, which is 0.625 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (8).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 2 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson in Illustration. There were no female recipients with the same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects, which is 6 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2019 at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson is Male and Hispanic or Latino (33.3% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2020)
  1. White
    6 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    5 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson is white (6 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (5 degrees).

7.69% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2020)
  1. White Female
    5 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    3 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson is white female (5 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (3 degrees).

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Operations

Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson employs 3 Professors. Most academics at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson are Male Professor (2), and Female Professor (1).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson are: Management, with 6 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 1 employees, and Sales and related with 1 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$984k
2019 Salaries
20%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson paid a median of $984k in salaries, a 20% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$124k
Instructional Salaries
3
Number of Employees

In 2019, Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson paid a total of $124k to 3 employees working as instructors, which represents 12.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
3 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
6 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson was Professor with 3 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson were Management with 6 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 1 employees, and Sales and related with 1 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2019)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson was Male Professor with 2 employees, and Female Professor with 1 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson.

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