Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD)

2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN

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MCAD, located in Minneapolis, MN, is a nonprofit private art institution that offers interested students career training in the fields of art and design. Minneapolis College of Art and Design offers at least twenty different programs available to students, with a Master's degree being the highest degree offered. Here are the programs with more popularity among aspiring artists:

  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Entrepreneurial Studies

Student and special services are available at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, providing personal and academic assistance for students, which includes:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance

Student success after graduation may be determined by a number of factors, including graduation rate and loan default. At Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the graduation rate is about 70%, and the school has an average loan default rate of around 6%.

This school has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation having first received its accreditation from that agency in 1948. To learn more and get consumer disclosures, please visit

Programs Offered

Below is a list of areas of study that may be available for students. Any linked program will direct you to the respective program's profile page which provides general educational requirements and possible career paths.

Get more information about the programs offered by Minneapolis College of Art and Design by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Precision Production

Visual and Performing Arts

*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The overall cost students will pay at MCAD is approximately - after scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are taken into consideration. To calculate a more personalized cost check out their cost calculator here. There may be an application fee required, please check with this school for more information. The school's financial aid department offers additional information regarding types of aid, how to apply and more. Students may contact the school by calling (612) 874-3782. The financial figures shown on this page provide information regarding costs and fees at MCAD, these numbers may change in a given year due to a variety of factors.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

Undergraduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • The estimated tuition range is around $35,000-$42,000 per year
  • Part time students are estimated to pay about $1,500 to $1,700 per unit
  • Required fees for full-time students: $470

Graduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • The estimated tuition range for graduate students is around $35,000-$42,000 per year
  • Per unit charges are around $1,600 for part time students
  • Required fees for graduate students are around $470

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$18,877
Receiving Student Loans97%$7,677

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