Ringling College of Art and Design

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School Overview

Ringling College of Art and Design, formerly the Ringling School of Art and Design, is privately owned and operated college in Sarasota, Florida that is accredited to grant degrees by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, as well as the National Association of Schools of Art. It was founded in 1931 as the art school branch of Florida Southern College. The art school broke away from Florida Southern College in 1933 at which time it established itself as an independent art school.

General Information

Admission Office

2700 North Tamiami Trail

Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

(941) 351-5100

(800) 255-7695

Fax: (941) 359-7517



Contact: James Dean

Dean of Admissions
Main Address

2700 North Tamiami Trail

Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

(941) 351-5100

www.ringling.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 1,229

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 282

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,229

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $60

Online application fee: $60
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 70%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 79%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $25,050 $27,050 $28,880 $32,290 +11.81%
Books and Supplies $2,022 $2,500 $2,625 $2,625 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $13,100 $14,000 $14,840 $14,840 0.00%
Other $321 $334 $347 $361 +4.03%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $13,100 $14,000 $14,840 $14,840 0.00%
Other $725 $765 $785 $814 +3.69%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $40,493 $43,884 $46,692 $50,116 +7.33%
In-state Off Campus $40,897 $44,315 $47,130 $50,569 +7.30%
In-state with Family $27,072 $29,550 $31,505 $34,915 +10.82%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 218 78%
Grant or scholarship aid 180 64% $1,604,549 $8,914
• Federal grants 62 22% $309,157 $4,986
• Pell grants 62 22% $229,282 $3,698
• Other Federal grants 39 14% $79,875 $2,048
Local and state government scholarships or grants 113 40% $560,730 $4,962
Institutional scholarships or grants 160 57% $734,662 $4,592
Student loans 173 62% $2,384,599 $13,784
• Federal student loans 173 62% $984,750 $5,692
• Other student loans 70 25% $1,399,849 $19,998

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOC/PHD AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 245
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services 57
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 57
Visual and Performing Arts 188
Fine/studio Arts, General 22
Graphic Design 38
Illustration 86
Interior Design 23
Photography 19
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts Management B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Illustration B
Interior Design B
Painting B
Photography B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B

Communications Technologies

Animation/Special Effects B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Ringling College of Art and Design Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (800) 255-7695
Website: https://www.ringling.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://www.commonapp.org
Address: 2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234-5895
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,561
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 69%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*: 1,561 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $46,420
Out-of-state Tuition: $46,420
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $14,167

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Ringling College of Art and Design Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Visual and Performing Arts 9
Grand total 11

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Ringling College of Art and Design and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $46,420
Out-of-state $46,420
Books and supplies $2,700

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 364 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 359 98% $14,167
Student loan aid 231 63% $9,550

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,342 92% $15,238
Federal student loans 885 61% $6,883

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Ringling College of Art and Design. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Ringling College of Art and Design students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,306 687 1,619
Percent admitted 100% 64% 68%
Percent admitted who enrolled 19% 20% 18%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Ringling College of Art and Design Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 1,561
Undergraduate enrollment 1,561
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Ringling College of Art and Design Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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