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Study at 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.

Profile of University of Rio Grande

University of Rio Grande is in a rural area, in Rio Grande, OH. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at University of Rio Grande earn degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

There is a relatively broad range of courses and programs available at the school. The most common major fields study at University of Rio Grande include education and teaching, nursing and emergency medicine, and conservation and resource management.

University of Rio Grande Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as the school offers open admission.


Some professors at University of Rio Grande are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 2, 243 students (1, 886 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Dorm living is common. The school makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at University of Rio Grande belong to the American Mideast Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University of Rio Grande provides programs in the liberal arts, sciences, business, teacher education, fine and performing arts, nursing, and technologies. URG has a diverse curriculum and offers a range of educational opportunities with open access at a reasonable cost. URG grants associate, bachelor and master degrees. Rio Grande Community College offers a variety of credit and non-credit courses, seminars, workshops and events as part of life-long learning and enrichment. Historically, URG's primary focus has been students from the Appalachian region. URG is now more cosmopolitan with Enrolments from states outside the region and foreign countries. The University provides non-discriminatory educational opportunities for the pursuit of academic excellence. The educational experience provides opportunities to develop a balance of intellectual, aesthetic, social and physical qualities that characterize the total human experience, and challenges students' thinking and abilities. The University emphasizes learning that prepares students for the many occupations and professions necessary to live and work in a global community. "

University of Rio Grande Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching162special ed, teacher education and development, elementary school teaching, instructional media design, physical education teaching, social studies teaching, early childhood education, English teaching, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine111registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, various nursing
Business and Management39accounting, business, marketing, entrepreneurship, accounting technology, accounting and related services, human resources, MIS, . . .
Engineering Technician29industrial production tech, industrial tech, robotics tech, drafting, computer systems tech
Medical Support and Technology28sonography and ultrasound tech, radiographer, pre-pharmacy, medical lab tech, clinical lab tech
Family and Social Work27public administration, social work
Conservation and Resource Management19fisheries sciences, environmental studies
Liberal Arts16humanities, English, social services, economics, Spanish language, history, American studies, political science, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering12computer and info science, web design, computer science, computer support, information science
Science11biology, physical sciences, chemistry
Media11communication studies, public relations, mass communication
Production Trades9welding, furniture design
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9sports and fitness management, health and fitness, health and physical Education
Medical administration8medical secretary, health care administration, health care facilities management
office and Administration7administrative assistant, office data entry
Art Studies4art studies, visual and performing arts
Therapy and Counselling3psychology
Law3legal secretary
Drama and Performing Arts2theatre design
Fine Arts0fine arts studies
Mechanics and Repair0mechanic and repair, industrial mechanics, computer repair
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate
Medicine0health professions

Contact: University of Rio Grande

University of Rio Grande

218 N College Ave

Rio Grande, OH 45674

General Phone: (740) 245-7206


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