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IPEDS ID: 402776
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Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
General information:  (520) 325-0123
Website:  www.suva.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  22 (20 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  4 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Students cannot receive federal aid (e.g. Pell Grants).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty25
Instructional25
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
Tuition and fees$22,588$22,613$22,588$23,0692.1%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0383.8%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$12,660$12,660$12,660$7,506-40.7%
Other$7,396$7,396$7,396$6,290-15.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,815$4,815$4,815$3,362-30.2%
Total Expenses2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
Off Campus$43,644$43,669$43,644$37,903-13.2%
Off Campus with Family$28,403$28,428$28,403$27,469-3.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2020-2021
Tuition$21,000
Fees$100
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
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Tuition payment planX
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  • Data not available.
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Fall 2019
Total enrollment22
Undergraduate enrollment20
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Graduate enrollment2
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 85%
Part-time: 15%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 55%
Female: 45%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 15%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 50%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 30%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 55%
25 and over: 45%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 100%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2018.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2020-2021): $25
  • Admissions data not available.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 67%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2018 and Returned in Fall 2019
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate
  • Data not available.
  • Outcome Measures Information were not reported.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2019-2020
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sort byProgramBachelorMaster
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  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising0-
Category total0-
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects0-
Category total0-
Visual and Performing Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General21
Graphic Design2-
Illustration2-
Interior Design1-
Photography1-
Category total81
Grand total81
Educational Benefits, 2019-2020
  • Data not available.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and CollegesAccredited (01/01/1993 - 02/24/2006)
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited (02/10/2006 - 12/23/2020)
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
  • Institution does not have a Program Participation Agreement with the US Department of Education. Eligible students can NOT receive federal aid (e.g. Pell Grants).