Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson in Tucson

Tucson, AZ

(Rating 5 based on 5 reviews)

Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson offers 29-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 7:1. 1 high safety campus. 45.4% are women, and 54.6% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson is 41525$, that is above national average. 92% of full-time Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $27,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$41,525
$30,001 - $48,000--
$48,001 - $75,000--
$75,001 - $110,000--



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


78 of Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 44 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson number 118 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Arizona.

Students at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

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Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

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Veteran Services Available

Services and programs are not available to veterans, military servicemembers, or their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

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Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson graduation rate is above the national average.

92% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson is 7:1, that means that for every 7 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

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Students enrollment in distance education


In Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 2525 N Country Club Rd address in Tucson, Arizona.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson with 1.16% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson offers 29 programs in total: 25 are for Bachelor's degree and 4 are Master's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 22 universities in Pima county. Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson is one of the few institutions in Pima that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Arizona state average data to help you compare.


Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 193 students with 5790 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 11 with 264 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson

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I am a SUVA alumni, it was the best decision. It is not easy but well worth it. Aa an Interior Designer, I graduated fully prepared to take on any position in my industry. Thanks to SUVA, and the staff, for understanding the awkward and creative soul of an artist. It is an awesome campus and community.

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As an alumnus, I have to say that this place was AMAZING! Being surrounded by so many creative students and instructors was an absolute dream come true. Being creative often means that you're that one oddball in the room that, for the most part, doesn't fit in. Imagine an entire campus where you fit in! That's what SUVA was for me. It allowed me to fly my creative flag high and explore what it really meant to be an animator. Not only did I learn a great deal, I made lasting friendships that I cherish to this day. I work in my chosen field AND I'm loving every minute of it! I'm so very grateful to everyone there! And while it wasn't easy, SUVA was one of the best experiences of my life!

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They gave me options of flexible schedule, morning and night classes so I can work with my projects and time for my daughter. Every class covers my expectations and am able to explore new ideas and create as Artist the greatest work. The Faculties great instruction prepare me to create and express my Visual Ideas and concepts. So happy to be here and be part of the SUVA Family.

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SUVA is a school that I am very happy to attend to. It is probably one of the best decisions I have made in my life! The staff is very welcoming to everyone. The teachers do a great job at making sure that all their students are understanding the lessons and also making sure everyone gets a one on one teaching experience when the students have questions. Everyday I come out of class knowing more.

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My experience from this school is nothing but positive and have always felt supportive and welcoming. The classes themselves are filled with creative and useful assignments that genuinely make me excited to go to class everyday. Our instructors are understanding of our passions as they are just as passionate themselves about art and its history. The difference between such a personal school and a school like a larger university is such a calming and reassuring feeling. All my views have changed for the better and I can not wait to reach the rest of my classes and graduate into the work field I have always wanted.

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Location & Website

Address: 2525 N Country Club Rd


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5203250123

Institution is active in current year: 1

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