Ringling College of Art and Design

2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida

Greg Wilson, Photographer

For 85 years, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe. The private, not-for-profit fully accredited college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in eleven disciplines and the Bachelor of Arts in two. The College’s rigorous curriculum employs the studio model of teaching and immediately engages students through a comprehensive, first-year program that is both specific to the major of study and focused on the liberal arts. The Ringling College teaching model ultimately shapes students into highly employable and globally aware artists and designers.

DEGREES OFFERED: BA, BFA
ACCREDITATION: CIDA, NASAD, SACS
MAJORS OFFERED:

Advertising Design*
Business of Art & Design*
Computer Animation*
Creative Writing*
Film*
Fine Arts*
Game Art*

 

Graphic Design*
Illustration*
Interior Design*
Motion Design*
Photography & Imaging*
Visual Studies*

MINORS OFFERED:

Business of Art & Design*
Creative Writing*
Fine Arts*

 

Photography & Imaging*
Visual Development *

* UNDERGRADUATE ONLY

UNDERGRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE 2015-2016
FULL-TIME DEPENDENT  
TUITION $ 38,170
MANDATORY FEES 3,925
BOOKS & SUPPLIES 2,700
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 13,762
OFF-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 14,718
OTHER 3,563
FINANCIAL AID 2014-2015 FULL-TIME FRESHMEN *
AID CATEGORY AVG PER RECIPIENT 1st YR RECIPIENTS
INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS4 $12,380 79%
FEDERAL/NATIONAL GRANTS 4,801 22%
STATE & LOCAL GRANTS 3,693 26%
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS 5,549 56%

AVERAGE AMOUNT RECEIVED PER RECIPIENT: $19,893
84% OF FULL-TIME FRESHMEN RECEIVED AID

* Most recent financial aid data available

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 77%

Acceptance Rate = The percentage of students admitted out of applications received in a given year.

ATTENDANCE RATE: 29%

Attendance Rate (also know as yield) = The percentage of admitted students who enroll in a given year.

ENROLLMENT: FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE FTE1 = 1,213

UNDERGRADUATE

FULL-TIME 1,181
PART-TIME 81

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
APPLICATION: Required
ONLINE APPLICATION: Required
HOME EXAM: Not Required
INTERVIEW: Not Required
ESSAY: Required
SAT / ACT: Not Required
PORTFOLIO: Required

TRANSCRIPTS

HIGH SCHOOL: Required
COLLEGE: Required, if transferring
FACULTY: 2015-2016

FACULTY FTE1 = 125

FULL-TIME 92
PART-TIME 70
 

STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: FALL 2015
9.19 TO 1
FTE STUDENTS PER FTE FACULTY1

RETENTION

FRESHMAN RETENTION2

FALL 2013 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2014
82%
 
FALL 2014 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2015
71%

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE2

FALL 2008 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
66%
 
FALL 2009 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
70%

UNDERGRADUATE ETHNICITY

FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE GENDER DISTRIBUTION

FALL 2015
63% FEMALE
37% MALE

NEW STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION3

FALL 2015
OTHER PROGRAMS

PreCollege Perspective
Noncredit Classes and Workshops for Adults and Youth
Art Educator CEUs
Adult and Teen Certificate Programs
Travel Programs
Community Art Centers
Workforce Training

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Center for Career Services
AICAD New York Studio Residency Program
AICAD Mobility Program
Study Abroad with Burren College of Art, Ireland
Study Abroad with PontAven School of Contemporary Art, France
Affiliate Study Abroad with Syracuse University's Summer Study Abroad Programs
National and Regional Internships
Volunteer and Service Learning
Affiliate Study Abroad program with International Center of Photography, New York City
Affiliate Study Abroad Program with Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy
Exchange Program with Sint Lucas Antwerpen, Belgium

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc. NOTE 2: Retention and graduation rates for Art Center College of Design are calculated using the entire new student population entering Spring, Summer, and Fall terms (including a large population of transfer students), and not only "First-Time, Full-Time Freshmen" as required by the U.S. Department of Education. Thus these numbers are different than the retention and graduation reported to the U.S. Department of Education. NOTE 3: Geographic distribution is reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. NOTE 4: Includes all institutional scholarships and grants, but does not include College Work Study or third party awards. NOTE 5: Data presented is drawn from the most recent school year available. NOTE 6: All $-amounts are shown in US dollars. Canadian $-amounts were converted to US dollars using exchange rate at the time the data were collected ($1 Canadian = $0.70 US).