Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

273 East Erie Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design is Wisconsin's only independent, four-year college of art and design. Located in downtown Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward neighborhood, recently named one of America's top ArtPlaces, students take inspiration from their environment and connect in meaningful ways to the arts and business communities. MIAD's 9:1 student/teacher ratio, large studio spaces, internship opportunities, mobility programs and visiting artists/designers transition students from being purely passionate to passionate professionals.

DEGREES OFFERED: BFA
ACCREDITATION: NASAD, NCACS
MAJORS OFFERED:

Communication Design*
Fine Arts: New Studio Practice*
Illustration*

 

Industrial Design*
Interior Architecture + Design*

MINORS OFFERED:

Advertising*
Art History*
Business*

 

Design/Fine Arts Studio*
Writing*

* UNDERGRADUATE ONLY

FOUNDATION PROGRAM


This program is Residential.

UNDERGRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE 2015-2016
FULL-TIME DEPENDENT  
TUITION $ 32,190
MANDATORY FEES 1,370
BOOKS & SUPPLIES 740
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 9,050
OFF-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 4,500
OTHER 1,850
FINANCIAL AID 2014-2015 FULL-TIME FRESHMEN *
AID CATEGORY AVG PER RECIPIENT 1st YR RECIPIENTS
INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS4 $14,915 100%
FEDERAL/NATIONAL GRANTS 4,854 46%
STATE & LOCAL GRANTS 3,212 44%
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS 6,867 85%

AVERAGE AMOUNT RECEIVED PER RECIPIENT: $26,108
100% OF FULL-TIME FRESHMEN RECEIVED AID

* Most recent financial aid data available

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 100%

Acceptance Rate = The percentage of students admitted out of applications received in a given year.

ATTENDANCE RATE: 43%

Attendance Rate (also know as yield) = The percentage of admitted students who enroll in a given year.

ENROLLMENT: FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE FTE1 = 612

UNDERGRADUATE

FULL-TIME 605
PART-TIME 19

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
APPLICATION: Required
ONLINE APPLICATION: Required
HOME EXAM: Not Required
INTERVIEW: Recommended
ESSAY: Recommended
SAT / ACT: Not Required
PORTFOLIO: Required

TRANSCRIPTS

HIGH SCHOOL: Required
COLLEGE: Required, if transferring
FACULTY: 2015-2016

FACULTY FTE1 = 60

FULL-TIME 37
PART-TIME 69
 

STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: FALL 2015
10.21 TO 1
FTE STUDENTS PER FTE FACULTY1

RETENTION

FRESHMAN RETENTION2

FALL 2013 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2014
77%
 
FALL 2014 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2015
76%

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE2

FALL 2008 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
54%
 
FALL 2009 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
55%

UNDERGRADUATE ETHNICITY

FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE GENDER DISTRIBUTION

FALL 2015
65% FEMALE
35% MALE

NEW STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION3

FALL 2015
OTHER PROGRAMS

Fall Pre-College
Spring Pre-College
Summer Pre-College
Adult Education

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Study Abroad
Internships
Joint Degree Programs
Career Service Office
Pre-College
AICAD Mobility Program
International Study Abroad
AICAD New York Studio Residency Program

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc. NOTE 2: Retention and graduation rates for Art Center College of Design are calculated using the entire new student population entering Spring, Summer, and Fall terms (including a large population of transfer students), and not only "First-Time, Full-Time Freshmen" as required by the U.S. Department of Education. Thus these numbers are different than the retention and graduation reported to the U.S. Department of Education. NOTE 3: Geographic distribution is reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. NOTE 4: Includes all institutional scholarships and grants, but does not include College Work Study or third party awards. NOTE 5: Data presented is drawn from the most recent school year available. NOTE 6: All $-amounts are shown in US dollars. Canadian $-amounts were converted to US dollars using exchange rate at the time the data were collected ($1 Canadian = $0.70 US).