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.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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