Quick Facts

  • General Facts
  • Southwest University of Visual Arts (SUVA) is a coeducational undergraduate and graduate institution empowered to confer academic degrees by the States of Arizona and New Mexico. SUVA is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. SUVA is a Private, for-profit Art & Design University with 8 undergraduate degree programs and a MFA graduate degree with emphasis in Painting & Illustration, Photography, Motion Arts and Graphic Design. This general information is for Academic year 2012-2013 unless otherwise noted.

    The B.A. in Interior Design at the Albuquerque campus is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.

  • SUVA has locations in Tucson, Arizona & Albuquerque, New Mexico. These cities are considered as large cities. Neither campus has campus housing.The population in 2012 of Tucson was listed at 524,295 and the population of Albuquerque in 2015 was 555,417.

  • General Campus Information
  • The enrollment of undergraduates in Albuquerque - 289/ Tucson - 277 and undergraduate transfer-in enrollment - 18. In 2014 there were 5 students enrolled in the MFA program.

    The Special Learning Opportunities at SUVA are ROTC (Army) and weekend/evening classes.

    Student Services has remedial services, Academic/career conseling services, Employment service for SUVA students, and Placement services for completers available.

    Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other Federal Aid (e.g. Direct Loans).

    The amount of undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with The Office of Disability Services is 3% or less.

  • Undergraduate & Graduate Degree Programs at Southwest University of Visual Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture
    Bachelor of Arts in Advertising & Marketing
    Bachelor of Arts in Animation
    Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design
    Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design
    Bachelor of Arts in Illustration
    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography
    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts with emphasis in Photography, or Graphic Design, or Painting & Illustration, or Motion Arts

  • Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity Percentages
    African American
    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    American Indian or Alaskan Native
      Ethnicity Chart

  • Male/Female Ratio

    The ratio changes each year but the average is 51% Male to 49% Female.

  • Undergraduate Attendance Status
    Undergraduate Attendance Status Chart

    Graduate Attendance Status - 100% Full-Time

  • First-to-Second Year Retention Rates
    Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
    Retention Rates for First-Time students pursuing bachelor's degrees
    Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013

  • Overall Graduation & Transfer-out Rates Who Began in Fall 2007
    Overall Grauiation and transfer-out rates for students who began their studies in Fall 2007
    Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
    (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.

  • Tuition and Fees Information

The average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2014-2015 were $21,000 in tuition and $125 in fees. We offer a tuition guarantee plan, a prepaid tuition plan and a tuition payment plan.

Information About Undergraduate Student Financial Aid in the years 2012-2013
These percentages are about full-time beginning undergraduate students who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid

Percent receiving aid

  percent receiving aid
Any student financial aid* 84%/91%  
 Grant or scholarship aid 60%/73%  
  Federal grants 51%/58%  
   Pell grants 51%/58%  
   Other Federal grants 0%/0%  
  State/local government grant or scholarships 6%/0%  
  Institutional grants or scholarships 56%/40%  
Student loan aid 69%/80%  
  Federal student loans 69%/80%  
  Other student loans 0%0%  
*Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.

These percentages are for all undergraduate students.

Type of Aid

Percent receiving aid

  all undergraduate student aid
 Grant or scholarship aid* 76%/63%  
  Pell grants 53%/54%  
Federal student loans 68%/69%  
*Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.