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University of Rio Grande is a private not-for-profit institution located in Rio Grande, Ohio. University of Rio Grande is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

$39,012 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)

Where Is University of Rio Grande?


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

How Do I Get Into University of Rio Grande?

You can apply to University of Rio Grande online at:

Since University of Rio Grande has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford University of Rio Grande?

$39,012 Net Price
56% Take Out Loans
4.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of Rio Grande is $39,012. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At University of Rio Grande, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $7,390 a year. That adds up to $29,560 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Rio Grande is 4.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Rio Grande Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,101 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,850 undergraduate students at University of Rio Grande, with 1,101 being full-time and 749 being part-time.


There are also 18 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,101 full-time undergraduates at University of Rio Grande, 47% are male and 53% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Rio Grande students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2
Black or African American 47
Hispanic or Latino 14
White 755
International Students 76
Other Races/Ethnicities 207

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at University of Rio Grande. At this time, 7 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 23 countries are represented at University of Rio Grande. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, China, and Brazil.

Online Learning at University of Rio Grande

238 Took All Classes Online
520 Took At Least One Class Online
19.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 520 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at University of Rio Grande has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 7th most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of University of Rio Grande

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Rio Grande was 19.7%. This is the #730 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at University of Rio Grande regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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