Watkins College Of Art & Design

Overview of Watkins College Of Art & Design

Watkins College of Art & Design is found in Nashville, TN. Nashville is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Bachelor's degree at Watkins College of Art & Design.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in design, fine arts, photography and commercial art.

Watkins College of Art & Design Selectivity

Admission to Watkins College of Art & Design is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 450. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 550.

Student Body

Students numbered 400 in 2007-2008 at Watkins College of Art & Design.

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Watkins College of Art & Design offers a studio-based curriculum, supported by a strong academic foundation. The faculty and staff are committed to a learning-centered environment that challenges the student to engage the mind, train the eye and cultivate talent and skill into an active realization of creative potential."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Watkins College of Art & Design

Watkins College of Art & Design
2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville , TN 37228
General Phone: (615) 383-4848

Watkins College of Art & Design Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Design35interior design, graphic design
Photography and Commercial Art16cinematography, photography
Fine Arts11fine arts

Number of programs and degrees for Watkins College of Art & Design in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree55
Bachelor's degree565
Award of less than 1 academic year12

Watkins College of Art & Design Student Body

In 2007-2008, Watkins College of Art & Design had a total enrollment of 400 students (278 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Full-Time 79%
Part-Time 21%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 2%
Asian 16%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 78%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 22%
20-21 17%
22-24 20%
25-29 17%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Watkins College of Art & Design Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %

Watkins College of Art & Design Room and Board (2007)

Watkins College of Art & Design offers campus housing for 96 of its 278 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Watkins College of Art & Design Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450550
SAT Math450550
SAT Writing450550
ACT Verbal2228
ACT Math2228
ACT Composite2228

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT5%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT45%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Watkins College of Art & Design Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 14,160
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,160
Room and board $ 8,200
Room charge $ 6,000
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 3,000

Financial Aid:
Watkins College of Art & Design participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3088800)

Watkins College of Art & Design Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$56,2204$50,914
Associate professoracademic year1*1*
Assistant professoracademic year6$37,8975$39,174
All faculty totalacademic year10$46,27910$45,412

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

Watkins College of Art & Design Degree Programs (2007)

Graphic Design
Interior Design

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production

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What Sets Watkins College of Art & Design Apart:

% of degrees in photography and commercial art
(vs. all colleges)
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% of degrees in fine arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Watkins College of Art & Design % of degrees in fine arts
% of degrees in design
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Watkins College of Art & Design % of degrees in design
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Watkins College of Art & Design % of freshmen enrolled part-time
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Watkins College of Art & Design Dorm rooms per full-time student

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checked Option to study abroad
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checked On-campus library
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