University of Rio Grande

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General Information

Admission Office

218 North College Avenue

Box F-30

Rio Grande, OH 45674

(740) 245-7206

(800) 282-7201

Fax: (740) 245-7260

Contact: Rebecca Long

Director of Admissions
Main Address

218 North College Avenue

Rio Grande, OH 45674

(740) 245-5353

Total undergrads: 1,893

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 360

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,484

Graduate enrollment: 177


Rural setting

Rural community (under 2,500)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 80%

Open admission, but with selective admission to some programs

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 56%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Graphic Design B
Multimedia B
Music – General B
Music Management/Merchandising B
Theater Design/Stagecraft A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A,B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,B
Accounting Technology B
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management A,B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Information Processing/Data Entry A,B,C
Marketing Management B
Office Management B
Operations Management B
Real Estate B
Retailing B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A,B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Public Relations A,B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – Specific Applications B
Computer Science A,B
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,B
Web/Multimedia Design A


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education A,B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education A,B
Physics Teacher Education B
Reading Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Speech Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

Engineering Technologies

Computer Systems A
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Industrial Technology C
Manufacturing Technologies A,B
Robotics A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A,B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish A,B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science A,B
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
Health System Administration B
Medical Administrative Assistance A
Medical Office Computer Specialist C
Nursing (RN) A,B
Premedicine B
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Respiratory Therapy Technician A


History – General A,B

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A
Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A,B
Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A,B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness A
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A,B
Physical Sciences – General B

Precision Production Trades

Furniture DesignManufacturing C
Woodworking A,C


Psychology – General A,B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Social Work A,B

Social Sciences

Archaeology B
Economics B
Social Sciences – General A,B
Sociology A

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Pre-Ministerial Studies 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.

University of Rio Grande Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(740) 245-7206
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address:218 N College Ave, Rio Grande, OH 45674
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,903
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):32%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,414 (74% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$23,860
Out-of-state Tuition:$23,860
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:89%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$6,071

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Rio Grande Programs

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences12
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services37151
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs13
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services243
Construction Trades1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields164
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs2126
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities111
Mathematics and Statistics11
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians4
Natural Resources and Conservation2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies111
Physical Sciences12
Precision Production11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions12
Social Sciences23
Visual and Performing Arts58
Grand total9598012

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Grand total11

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Rio Grande 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 Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid23689%
Grant or scholarship aid18168%$6,071
Student loan aid15458%$6,103

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,29764%$7,222
Federal student loans1,11955%$6,634

Admissions & Enrollment

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Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

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

University of Rio Grande Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,903
Undergraduate enrollment1,848
Graduate enrollment55

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

University of Rio Grande Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*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. 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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