Minneapolis College of Art and Design


Schools of art, music, and design: These institutions award most of their bachelor's or graduate degrees in art, music, design, architecture, or some combination of such fields.

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Study abroad

2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55404

(612) 874-3700 





MCAD educates individuals to be professional artists and designers, effective leaders, and active citizens. Through this work and other activities, MCAD advances the cultural life of its community.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above 


Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers

Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits

Academic Year Prices - 2012 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11
In District $31,650 $30,586 $29,700
In State $31,650 $30,586 $29,700
Out of State $31,650 $30,586 $29,700
Books and Supplies $2,724 $4,040 $4,000
On Campus      
Room and Board $6,600 $6,190 $6,550
Other Expenses $1,170 $1,140 $1,170
Off Campus      
Room and Board $6,600 $6,190 $6,550
Other Expenses $1,170 $1,140 $1,170
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses $1,750 $2,420 $2,070

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
45.0% $4,041
State/Local Grant
20.0% $3,578
Institutional Grants
89.0% $10,172
Loans 89.0% $9,698
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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.

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