Maryland Institute College Of Art

Maryland Institute College Of Art

Maryland Institute College of Art, popularly referred to as MICA, was originally established in 1826 as the Maryland Institute for the Promotion of the Mechanic Arts. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the college's recent enrollments have been more than 1,500 students. At MICA, students can opt for bachelor's and master's degrees in various subjects. The institute also offers several certification courses, and continuing education programs. Besides, MICA organizes various programs for studying abroad. These off-campus courses are available in countries like Italy, Jamaica, Japan, France, and Germany. The student body of the institution consists of international students representing over 45 states in the U.S, and more than 50 countries around the world.

Maryland Institute College of Art boasts of an impressive alumni with personalities including William Henry Rinehart, sculptor; Wright Butler, architect; Carlos Florez, Director; and Jen Stark, Paper Sculptor, Drawer, Animator. The institute's Master of Fine Arts program was placed at the 4th position among the fine arts master programs in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report of 2008.

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Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 Mount Royal Ave
Baltimore , MD 21217-4134
General Phone: (410) 669-9200

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Maryland Institute Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Fine Arts229painting, sculpture, ceramics, textile arts, fine arts studies
Design158interior design, graphic design, illustration
Photography and Commercial Art120commercial photography, photography, film and photography, drawing, multimedia, printmaking
Education and Teaching43art education
Art Studies2art studies

Number of programs and degrees for Maryland Institute in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree1116
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years334
Bachelor's degree38813
Postbaccalaureate certificate201

Maryland Institute Student Body

In 2007-2008, Maryland Institute had a total enrollment of 2,213 students (1,943 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 31%
Women 69%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 89%
Graduate 11%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 48%
Black 3%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 6%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 36%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 33%
20-21 31%
22-24 13%
25-29 7%
30-34 3%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York12%
New Jersey10%
(International Students)3%
North Carolina1%
New Hampshire1%
South Carolina1%
Rhode Island1%
Washington, DC1%

Maryland Institute Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %

Maryland Institute Room and Board (2007)

Maryland Institute offers campus housing for 811 of its 1,943 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Baltimore, Maryland for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maryland Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Maryland Institute Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540660
SAT Math500620
SAT Writing530650

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT100%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Maryland Institute Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 32,680
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 32,680
Room and board $ 9,000
Room charge $ 6,760
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,240
Books and supplies $ 1,400
Other expenses $ 1,350

Financial Aid:
Maryland Institute participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 208000)

Maryland Institute Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track6173

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year61$73,26873$70,084
All faculty totalacademic year61$73,26873$70,084

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Maryland Institute Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Graphic Design
Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education

Fine Arts
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other

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Maryland Institute Highlights

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What Sets Maryland Institute Apart:

% of degrees in fine arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 2%$pretty_college $award_cats{$char}
% of degrees in photography and commercial art
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Maryland Institute % of degrees in photography and commercial art
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Maryland Institute Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
% of degrees in design
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Maryland Institute % of degrees in design
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Maryland Institute Salaries of full-time faculty
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Maryland Institute Dorm rooms per full-time student
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Maryland Institute Female % of student body
Student SAT scores
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Maryland Institute Student SAT scores
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Maryland Institute Faculty/student ratio (full-time)

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