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University of Rio Grande Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on University of Rio Grande? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors University of Rio Grande offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Rio Grande Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Rio Grande was awarded 29 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is technology education.

Overall Quality

University of Rio Grande is ranked #2,311 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

University of Rio Grande also holds the #91 spot on the Best Colleges in Ohio ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into University of Rio Grande?

Acceptance Rate

University of Rio Grande has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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University of Rio Grande Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of Rio Grande, this ratio is 16 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Rio Grande is 36%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  36 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Rio Grande

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At University of Rio Grande this rate is 54%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  54 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at University of Rio Grande is 6%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  6 out of 100

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University of Rio Grande Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,538 undergraduates at University of Rio Grande with 933 being full-time and 605 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Rio Grande Cost?

The overall average net price of University of Rio Grande is $37,509. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for University of Rio Grande

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$35,834 $36,801 $39,129 $40,417 $40,683

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of University of Rio Grande, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At University of Rio Grande, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $8,029 a year. That adds up to $32,116 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Rio Grande is 18.8%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do University of Rio Grande Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from University of Rio Grande with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $33,900 in their early years. This is about 15% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at University of Rio Grande make the most money.

Location of University of Rio Grande

University of Rio Grande is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Rio Grande, Ohio. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of University of Rio Grande.

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Contact details for University of Rio Grande are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 218 N College Ave, Rio Grande, OH 45674
Phone: 740-245-7206

University of Rio Grande Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 81 majors graduated from University of Rio Grande. Of these students, 394 received undergraduate degrees and 14 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 24 NA
General Business/Commerce 16 NA
Business Administration & Management 16 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 16 $30,800
Health & Physical Education 15 NA
General Education 12 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 11 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 10 NA
Special Education 10 NA
General Psychology 7 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Rio Grande along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at University of Rio Grande

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 385 students took at least one online class at University of Rio Grande. This is an increase from the 312 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 385 143
2017-2018 312 78
2016-2017 426 136
2015-2016 489 97
2013-2014 346 93

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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