University Of Rio Grande

University Of Rio Grande

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College was established over 130 year ago. They twin colleges located in Rio Grande, Ohio, United States. The campus of the institution spreads across an area of 160 acres. The students body enrolls national and international students from over 12 states in the U.S and more than 20 countries around the world. The university provides a number of degrees, programs, and certifications and is organized into the following schools:

  • Evans School of Business
  • Holzer School of Nursing
  • School of Education
  • School of Fine Arts
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Sciences
  • School of Social Sciences
  • School of Technology

The Rio Grande participates in a wide variety of sports including softball, basketball, soccer, and cross country. Their athletic teams are nicknamed the RedStorm.

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University of Rio Grande
218 N College Ave
Rio Grande , OH 45674
General Phone: (740) 245-7206

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University of Rio Grande Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching189instructional media design, special ed, mental retardation education, education of learning disabled, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher ed, early childhood education, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine105registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, various nursing
Liberal Arts30American studies, Spanish language, English, general studies, humanities, social services, economics, political science, sociology, ...
Business and Management29business, business management, accounting, accounting technology, accounting and related services, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, finance, financial management, ...
Engineering Technician28robotics tech, industrial tech, industrial production tech, computer systems tech, drafting
Conservation and Resource Management18environmental studies, fisheries sciences
Medical Support and Technology16respiratory therapy assistant, sonography and ultrasound tech, radiographer, medical lab tech, clinical lab tech, pre-pharmacy
Family and Social Work13public administration, social work
Science11biology, physical sciences, chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering9computer and info science, information science, computer science, web design, computer support
Medical Administration8health care administration, health care facilities management, medical secretary
Office and Administration8administrative assistant, office data entry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7health and physical education, sports and fitness management, health and fitness
Media6communication studies, mass communication, public relations
Photography and Commercial Art3commercial art
Art Studies3visual and performing arts, art studies
Production Trades3welding, furniture design
Medicine2health professions
Therapy and Counseling1psychology
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate
Mechanics and Repair0computer repair, industrial mechanics, mechanic and repair
Law0legal secretary
Drama and Performing Arts0theatre design
Fine Arts0fine arts studies

Number of programs and degrees for University of Rio Grande in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree16971
Associate's degree16545
Master's degree15510
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years34

University of Rio Grande Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Rio Grande had a total enrollment of 2,243 students (2,089 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 86%
Graduate 14%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 2%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 24%
20-21 19%
22-24 16%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 1%

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

West Virginia3%
(International Students)2%

University of Rio Grande Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 50 %

University of Rio Grande Room and Board (2007)

University of Rio Grande offers campus housing for 620 of its 2,089 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Rio Grande Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 18,260
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,260
Room and board $ 7,000
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,064

Financial Aid:
University of Rio Grande participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 311600)

University of Rio Grande Faculty

University of Rio Grande has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year20$68,0366$62,382
Associate professoracademic year7$52,7483$58,261
Assistant professoracademic year18$53,93927$47,894
Instructoracademic year3$40,3504$48,605
All faculty totalacademic year48$58,79040$50,916

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

University of Rio Grande Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball American Mideast Conference
Baseball American Mideast Conference
Track American Mideast Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports202949

University of Rio Grande Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

Drama And Performing Arts
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Teacher Education
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education


Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician
Robotics Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Furniture Design and Manufacturing
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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University of Rio Grande Highlights

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What Sets University of Rio Grande Apart:

Number of degree programs
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Top 9%University of Rio Grande Number of degree programs
% of degrees in engineering technician
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 10%University of Rio Grande % of degrees in engineering technician
% of degrees in education and teaching
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Top 10%University of Rio Grande % of degrees in education and teaching
% of degrees in conservation and resource management
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Top 10%University of Rio Grande % of degrees in conservation and resource management
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 11%University of Rio Grande % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%University of Rio Grande % students on athletic fin. aid
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 17%University of Rio Grande % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 18%University of Rio Grande Dorm rooms per full-time student

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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