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Virginia Marti College of Art and Design

Virginia Marti College of Art and Design is an Associate's college with 173 students located in Lakewood, OH.

Offers Associate Degrees


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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 173
Gender 14% Male / 86% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 55% Full Time / 45% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 82% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 62%
Multi-racial 3%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Ethnicity Unknown 1%
Black or African American 28%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%


  • Government or Political Activity

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates placement services for graduates veteran's counselor
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): dual enrollment of high school students independent study internships
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services



Popular Majors

Commercial and Advertising Art (28%), Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia (23%), Fashion Merchandising (21%), Interior Design (16%), Fashion/Apparel Design (10%)

Majors Offered


A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences via illustrations and other forms of digital or printed media. Includes instruction in concept design, layout, paste-up, and techniques such as engraving, etching, silkscreen, lithography, offset, drawing and cartooning, painting, collage, and computer graphics.

Job Opportunities:

Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.
Commercial and Industrial Designers
Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.
Graphic Designers
Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic principles and techniques to the professional design of commercial fashions, apparel, and accessories, and the management of fashion development projects. Includes instruction in apparel design; accessory design; the design of men's', women's', and children's' wear; flat pattern design; computer-assisted design and manufacturing; concept planning; designing in specific materials; labor and cost analysis; history of fashion; fabric art and printing; and the principles of management and operations in the fashion industry.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Fashion Designers
Design clothing and accessories. Create original designs or adapt fashion trends.

A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to apply artistic principles and techniques to the professional planning, designing, equipping, and furnishing of residential and commercial interior spaces. Includes instruction in computer applications, drafting, and graphic techniques; principles of interior lighting, acoustics, systems integration, and color coordination; furniture and furnishings; textiles and their finishing; the history of interior design and period styles; basic structural design; building codes and inspection regulations; and applications to office, hotel, factory, restaurant and housing design.

Job Opportunities:

Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in architecture and architectural design, such as architectural environmental design, interior architecture/design, and landscape architecture. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Interior Designers
Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.


A program that prepares individuals to promote product lines/brands, and organize promotional campaigns, at the wholesale level to attract retailer interest, wholesale purchasing, and supply contracts. Includes instruction in wholesaling, wholesale advertising, selling, and customer relations.

Job Opportunities:

Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.


A program that focuses on the development, use, critical evaluation, and regulation of new electronic communication technologies using computer applications; and that prepares individuals to function as developers and managers of digital communications media. Includes instruction in computer and telecommunications technologies and processes; design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; the study of human interaction with, and use of, digital media; and emerging trends and issues.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Media and Communication Workers, All Other
All media and communication workers not listed separately.

Administration & Faculty

Director Virginia Marti-Veith
Accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Full-time Faculty 5
Student : Faculty Ratio 7 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 40 : 60
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100




Selectivity Score: 44/100

Acceptance Rate: 81.1% accepted of 37 applications

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Interview, Standardized Test Scores, Talent Ability

Important: Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Level Of Applicants Interest, Recommendations

Also Considered: Academic GPA, Application Essay, Geographical Residence, Work Experience




Regular Decision

Admissions Websites



Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $21,275 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $20,416
$30K-$48K $21,351
$75K-$110K $25,172

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $15,920, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $15,800 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,539 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $7,254
Books $1,300 $1,300
Total (before financial aid) $18,639 $25,893

Students Receiving Aid

82% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 88% $8,756
Federal Scholarships/Grants 82% $4,864
Other Federal Grants 53% $300
Other Loans 41% $2,185
Pell Grants 82% $4,671
Student Loans 88% $9,775

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

48% of students graduated in six years.

71% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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