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Academy College offers Bachelors and Associates degrees and Certificate programs in a variety of professional fields including aviation, health care, medical technology and digital arts.

The Aviation Program offers three different fields of study including aviation business, aircraft dispatch, and a professional pilot program. The school trains students in single and multi-engine aircraft at the Minneapolis/Crystal Airport in Crystal, Minneapolis. The aviation business program is a 101 credit program that combines aviation classes with business and technical courses including aviation principles and flight training.

The computer technology programs include computer science, network administration and software programming. Students can earn a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree or certificate in computer science. The database administration program is a 102 credit hour program that includes courses in operating systems, programming concepts and Oracle architecture. This program prepares students for careers such as data architect and technical support.

The digital arts program includes concentrations in digital design, computer animation and design, graphic design and web design. The digital arts and design program is 180 quarter credits and offers classes in advanced drawing, visual storytelling and art history. This degree helps students begin careers as illustrators, creative directors, and other hands-on art professionals.

Online classes may help students earn a Bachelor of Science in Business or take individual classes at a time that is convenient for them. Students are required to attend an orientation prior to the beginning of an online program.

The Medical and Health Program offers certificates in medical assisting, medical administration and medical billing, and coding. The medical administration program is a 58 quarter credit program that offers classes in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and medical law and ethics.

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Students must complete an official admissions application and pay a nonrefundable application fee. Students must also submit high school or equivalent transcripts along with SAT/ACT scores. Immunization records are required by 45 days after the start of class. Academy College strongly urges students to schedule an interview prior to registration to get familiar with the school.

Admission to the aviation program requires students to pass appropriate FAA medical examinations; read, speak and understand English; and be at least 18 years old at time of commercial pilot certification. All requirements for entrance into the program are based on FAA Regulations.

Financial Aid

Students requiring financial aid must complete a FAFSA form to be considered. The school offers loans, grants and scholarships.

Scholarships offered through the school include The Aspiring Ace Award and the Academy College Scholarship. Aviation students may qualify for Pilot Finance Loans.

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Tutoring, course study sessions, computer and keyboard training, online training, and program counseling are available to all students. Also, the school offers a unique academic opportunity: students enrolled in a minimum of 16 credit hours are eligible to enroll in one extra course for free. This tuition-free program helps many students save money as they complete their education and advance into a career.

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Local Community

Bloomington is located on the Mississippi River north of where it meets the Missouri River. Bloomington is Minnesota’s fifth largest city with a population of just over 80,000 people. Bloomington is the site of the largest mall in the United States, the Mall of America. The Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge borders the city to the south.

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2 1.05
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,715 0.44
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 32 0.01
Forcible Rape 386 0.10
Robbery 1,589 0.41
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 5,104 1.32
Larceny 12,311 3.19
Vehicle theft 1,775 0.46

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Minneapolis, MN 55420-1554
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population21,315 (21,315 urban / N/A rural)
Households9,136 (2.31 people per house)
Median Household Income$47,295
Families5,568 (2.90 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges
UndergraduateAssociates Dominant
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate four-year
Size & SettingVery small four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemQuarter
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2703

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1883rd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $18,111 $18,111 $18,111
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $569 $569 $569
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $410 $410 $410
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $19,984 $19,984 $19,984
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $30,165 $30,165 $30,165
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $22,965 $22,965 $22,965

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $19,435 $20,002 $19,435 $20,002 $19,435 $20,002
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,205 $1,321
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,200(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,981(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,981(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Number of FT Faculty N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Number of PT Faculty 44
FT Faculty Ratio N/A
Total Benefits N/A

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Minneapolis, MN 55420-1554
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