Watkins College of Art Design & Film
Nashville, TN 37228


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 251
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 10:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 98 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Watkins College of Art Design & Film is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 100 applications and 97 students were granted admission. Watkins College of Art Design & Film is at the #95 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 77% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 23% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT890 to 1165
ACT19 to 23

Application Fee

Undergrad students
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Watkins College of Art Design & Film's tuition was $21,750 for all students regardless of residency (18.8% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 84% of Watkins College of Art Design & Film's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 51% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $2,594 (which is 41% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Watkins College of Art Design & Film in 2016-2017, was 20, which is 47% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $3,000 (which is 49.1% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Watkins College of Art Design & Film has enrolled a total of 251 students (199 students full-time and 52 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 251 students, 24 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 41% men and 59% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 71%

Black/African American: 14%

Hispanic: 6%

Two or more races: 6%

Asian: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%


Listed below are the 1 largest majors offered at Watkins College of Art Design & Film.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Visual And Performing Arts 99% 128

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Watkins College of Art Design & Film full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Watkins College of Art Design & Film graduates 6 years after enrollment is $15,000. Last year, out of the total 83 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 83 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 81 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 81 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $15,000 $16,600
Employment Rate 100% 100%
Total Graduates 83 81

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Watkins College of Art Design & Film.

Fisk University
1.8 mile away
Vanderbilt University
3.3 mile away
Belmont University
4.2 mile away
Welch College
4.3 mile away
Aquinas College
4.8 mile away
Lipscomb University
6.2 mile away