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 - 2014 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
In District $34,146 $32,750 $31,650
In State $34,146 $32,750 $31,650
Out of State $34,146 $32,750 $31,650
Books and Supplies $2,824 $2,724 $2,724
On Campus      
Room and Board $7,030 $6,810 $6,600
Other Expenses $1,220 $1,220 $1,170
Off Campus      
Room and Board $7,030 $6,810 $6,600
Other Expenses $1,220 $1,220 $1,170
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses - $1,400 $1,750
Sport Conference
Cross Country/Track

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
45.0 % $4,495
State/Local Grant
23.0 % $3,466
Institutional Grants
99.0 % $14,308
Loans 97.0 % $7,985
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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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