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
Setting: Rural: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,554
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 24%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,169 (75% 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: $27,481
Out-of-state Tuition: $27,481
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 82%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $8,302

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

University of Rio Grande Programs

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Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 12
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 77151
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 13
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 254
Construction Trades 1
Education 5229
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 175
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 4156
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 111
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 4
Natural Resources and Conservation 14
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 211
Physical Sciences 12
Precision Production 21
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 12
Social Sciences 23
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Visual and Performing Arts 58
Grand total 16688512

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $27,481
Out-of-state $27,481
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $21,420
Out-of-state $21,420

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 261 82%
Grant or scholarship aid 208 65% $8,302
Student loan aid 205 64% $8,510

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,072 64% $7,599
Federal student loans 883 53% $1,902

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Rio Grande. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Rio Grande students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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 2020

Total Enrollment 1,554
Undergraduate enrollment 1,538
Graduate enrollment 16

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 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
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*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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