University of Rio Grande
Rio Grande, OH 45674


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Rural
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,903
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 320 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


University of Rio Grande has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

Undergrad students

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, University of Rio Grande's tuition was $23,260 for all students regardless of residency (13.2% cheaper 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, 89% of University of Rio Grande's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 52% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,339 (which is 1.4% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of Rio Grande in 2016-2017, was 154, which is 58% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,617 (which is 4.7% 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, University of Rio Grande has enrolled a total of 1,903 students (1,399 students full-time and 504 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,903 students, 68 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 37% men and 63% women and 1,848 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 55 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 97 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 79%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 14%

Black/African American: 3%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Hispanic: 1%

Asian: 0%

Two or more races: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of Rio Grande.

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
Health Professions And Related Programs 52% 572
Education 19% 208 0
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 4% 48
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3% 36
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 3% 28
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 2% 23
Social Sciences 2% 22
Visual And Performing Arts 1% 16
Physical Sciences 1% 15
Natural Resources And Conservation 1% 14 0

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 University of Rio Grande 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 University of Rio Grande graduates 6 years after enrollment is $25,800. Last year, out of the total 1,078 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 949 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,118 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 928 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $25,800 $32,100
Employment Rate 88% 83%
Total Graduates 1,078 1,118

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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