Minneapolis College of Art and Design

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

2501 Stevens Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 874-3760

(800) 874-6223

Fax: (612) 874-3701



Contact: William Mullen

Vice President, Enrollment Management
Main Address

2501 Stevens Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 874-3700

www.mcad.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 709

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 103

Degree-seeking undergrads: 678

Graduate enrollment: 33

Setting

Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 56%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 80%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $27,200 $28,400 $29,700 $29,700 0.00%
Books and Supplies $3,300 $3,400 $3,500 $4,000 +14.29%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,110 $6,340 $6,440 $6,550 +1.71%
Other $1,230 $1,230 $1,170 $1,170 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $6,110 $6,340 $6,440 $6,550 +1.71%
Other $1,230 $1,230 $1,170 $1,170 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $37,840 $39,370 $40,810 $41,420 +1.49%
In-state Off Campus $37,840 $39,370 $40,810 $41,420 +1.49%
In-state with Family $30,500 $31,800 $33,200 $33,700 +1.51%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $29,500
In-state Student Fees $200
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $29,500
Out-of-state Fees $200

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 94 91%
Grant or scholarship aid 91 88% $798,811 $8,778
• Federal grants 27 26% $105,142 $3,894
• Pell grants 27 26% $81,267 $3,010
• Other federal grants 19 18% $23,875 $1,257
State/local government grant or scholarships 21 20% $83,280 $3,966
Institutional grants or scholarships 84 82% $610,389 $7,267
Student loan aid 76 74% $637,353 $8,386
• Federal student loans 76 74% $421,371 $5,544
• Other student loans 18 17% $215,982 $11,999

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 136 17 2
Visual and Performing Arts 136 17 2
Commercial and Advertising Art 48
Design and Visual Communications 21
Film/video and Photographic Arts, Other 35
Fine/studio Arts 32
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 17 2
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Animation B
Comic art B
Drawing B
Filmmaking B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Illustration B
Painting B
Photography B
Print, paper, book B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B
Visualization and virtual experience B
Web and multimedia environments B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Project management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Print and web communications B
Public Relations B

Communications Technologies

Animation/Special Effects B

Precision Production Trades

Furniture DesignManufacturing B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(612) 874-3700
Website:MCAD.EDU
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:mcad.edu/apply
Address:2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:803
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):60%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:624 (78% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$36,548
Out-of-state Tuition:$36,548
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$19,396

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Minneapolis College of Art and Design Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
Precision Production1
Visual and Performing Arts292
Grand total3132

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total11

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$36,548
Out-of-state$36,548
Books and supplies$2,874

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$36,548
Out-of-state$36,548

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid145100%
Grant or scholarship aid145100%$19,396
Student loan aid13694%$7,683

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid65196%$17,615
Federal student loans57785%$7,265

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Minneapolis College of Art and Design students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants636181455
Percent admitted100%59%68%
Percent admitted who enrolled26%22%27%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Minneapolis College of Art and Design Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment803
Undergraduate enrollment703
Graduate enrollment100

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Minneapolis College of Art and Design Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

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