Admissions

You’re one of a kind. So are we

Rio Grande is the nation’s only combined public community college and private university. Not only does that allow you to get an outstanding education at an affordable price, it empowers you to succeed on the job and in life. Because Rio Grande is unique.

Classes are smaller, so professors work with you directly to prepare you for your career. Campus life is filled with opportunities, from playing college sports to taking on leadership roles. People are friendly so it’s easy to feel at home. It’s a one-of-a-kind college experience. Because you deserve one-to-one attention.

You know how you want your college experience to be. You want to go to school in a place with friendly people, supportive mentors and tranquil pleasant surroundings.  You want a place that feels like home even if home is many miles away. Rio Grande is all that and more.

Here you can prepare for many possible future careers and get all the help you need to make good decisions. More than 60 diverse programs are available to prepare you for a good job and lifelong learning. You can earn a degree … associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s … or complete a certificate program. 

No matter what you choose, you get superior instruction, usually from professors with the highest degrees in their fields who know you by name. You learn in fully equipped laboratory and classroom facilities, using state-of-the-art computers with excellent Internet connectivity. You have plenty of scheduling options:  evening classes, weekend programs and classes at the Meigs and Vinton off-campus sites.

Not only will you become academically ready for job success within Rio Grande’s serene learning environment, you also will develop the social, leadership and teamwork skills needed for your future. And you’ll have a lot of fun doing it.

You are one of a kind. So are we. Together, we’ll create a promising future!