Private 4 Year

Memphis College of Art

Memphis, Tennessee

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Memphis College of Art overview
Location Memphis, Tennessee
Online mca.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Memphis College of Art overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Memphis College of Art (MCA), located in Memphis, Tennessee, has cemented its legacy as a specialized institution for visual arts education before closing its doors permanently in 2020. The college was established in 1936 and had been situated within Overton Park, a large, picturesque municipal park near the city's vibrant downtown area. MCA offered a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, focusing on various disciplines within the visual arts, which included painting, sculpture, graphic design, and illustration, among others. The college historically maintained a liberal admissions policy. The campus architecture, while no longer serving educational purposes, featured modern design elements that once complemented its creative educational mission. On-campus living options previously accommodated a segment of its student body, with residence halls designed to foster an immersive artistic learning environment. Notable for its concentrated arts education rather than athletics, MCA's influence continues through the contributions of its alumni to the field of art and design.

  103 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 13 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $32,400 plus fees of $730.

Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Memphis College of Art
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,650
Other Fees$730
Room and Board $8,890
Budget for Other Expenses$0
Total One Year Cost$43,670

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$29,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

32% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Memphis College of Art students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 100%

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