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Ringling College Of Art And Design

Ringling College Of Art And Design

Ringling College of Art and Design, commonly referred to as just Ringling College, was established on March 31, 1931, as The School of Fine and Applied Art of the John and Mable Ringling Art Museum. It was also referred to as the John and Mable Ringling Junior College and School of Art. On May 14, 1933, it was officially christened Ringling School of Art. The institute was finally named Ringling College of Art and Design on April 16, 2007. The 35-acre campus of the college is situated in Sarasota, Florida, and offers enrollment to students from more than 40 states and 20 countries worldwide.

Ringling College of Art and Design awards the 4-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in over 10 disciplines. Students can choose from courses in advertising design, illustration, computer animation, fine arts, digital filmmaking, photography, digital imaging, and sculpture, among others. The college also provides opportunities for continuing education.

Students of Ringling College are members of various clubs and organizations including the Anime Club, Concept and Ideas, Emerging Green Builders Organization, Martial Arts Club, and the Student Government Association. The college also sponsors intramural sports like basketball, volleyball, softball, league soccer, and quitish.

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Ringling College of Art and Design
2700 North Tamiami Tr
Sarasota , FL 34234-5895
General Phone: (800) 255-7695
http://www.ringling.edu

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Ringling College of Art and Design Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Design160interior design, graphic design, illustration
Media44animation and special effects
Fine Arts27fine arts
Photography and Commercial Art10photography

Number of programs and degrees for Ringling College of Art and Design in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Bachelor's degree2416

Ringling College of Art and Design Student Body

In 2007-2008, Ringling College of Art and Design had a total enrollment of 1,199 students (1,149 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 3%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 6%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 37%
20-21 34%
22-24 17%
25-29 8%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

ResidencePercent
Florida42%
(International Students)6%
New York5%
Texas5%
North Carolina3%
New Jersey3%
Connecticut3%
Ohio2%
Massachusetts2%
Maine2%
Virginia2%
Pennsylvania2%
Illinois2%
Maryland2%
Michigan2%
Wisconsin1%
Minnesota1%
Vermont1%
New Hampshire1%
Georgia1%
Puerto Rico1%
California1%
State unknown1%
South Carolina1%
Idaho1%
Alabama1%
Louisiana1%
Kansas1%

Ringling College of Art and Design Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %

Ringling College of Art and Design Room and Board (2007)

Ringling College of Art and Design offers campus housing for 692 of its 1,149 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Sarasota, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Ringling College of Art and Design Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total1,32692570%28230%
Men55234863%11232%
Women77457775%17029%

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPArequired
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Ringling College of Art and Design Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 27,050
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,050
Room and board $ 14,000
Room charge $ 5,250
Board (meal plan) charge $ 5,100
Books and supplies $ 2,500
Other expenses $ 334

Financial Aid:
Ringling College of Art and Design participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1257400)

Ringling College of Art and Design Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track5326

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year53$69,28826$62,741
All faculty totalacademic year53$69,28826$62,741

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Ringling College of Art and Design Degree Programs (2007)

Design
Graphic Design
Illustration
Interior Design

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Media
Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects

Photography And Commercial Art
Photography

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What Sets Ringling College of Art and Design Apart:

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing

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