Ringling College of Art and Design
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895


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 1,340
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 16%
Student to faculty ratio 11:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 939 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)

Ringling College of Art and Design is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,752 applications and 1,369 students were granted admission. Ringling College of Art and Design is at the #76 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Ringling College of Art and Design's tuition was $39,510 for all students regardless of residency (47.5% more expensive 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, 96% of Ringling College of Art and Design's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 32% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,334 (which is 1.5% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Ringling College of Art and Design in 2016-2017, was 174, which is 55% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,373 (which is 8.9% 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, Ringling College of Art and Design has enrolled a total of 1,340 students (1,270 students full-time and 70 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,340 students, 100 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 35% men and 65% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 46%

Hispanic: 16%

Non-resident alien: 16%

Asian: 8%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%

Black/African American: 3%

Two or more races: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 3 largest majors offered at Ringling College of Art and Design.

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 44% 400
Communications Technologies/technicians And Support Services 20% 180
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2% 20

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 Ringling College of Art and Design 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 Ringling College of Art and Design graduates 6 years after enrollment is $28,700. Last year, out of the total 482 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 429 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 445 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 383 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $28,700 $33,500
Employment Rate 89% 86%
Total Graduates 482 445

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

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