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 ten 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:

Business of Art & Design*
Computer Animation*
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*

 

Realistic Painting*
Video Content Development*
Visual Development *

* UNDERGRADUATE ONLY

UNDERGRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE 2016-2017
FULL-TIME DEPENDENT  
TUITION $ 39,510
MANDATORY FEES 4,106
BOOKS & SUPPLIES 2,700
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 14,306
OFF-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 14,306
OTHER 3,478
FINANCIAL AID 2015-2016 FULL-TIME FRESHMEN *
AID CATEGORY AVG PER RECIPIENT 1st YR RECIPIENTS
INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS4 $11,594 92%
FEDERAL/NATIONAL GRANTS 4,412 32%
STATE & LOCAL GRANTS 4,320 34%
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS 5,373 55%

AVERAGE AMOUNT RECEIVED PER RECIPIENT: $21,344
93% OF FULL-TIME FRESHMEN RECEIVED AID

* Most recent financial aid data available

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 67%

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

ATTENDANCE RATE: 33%

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

ENROLLMENT: FALL 2016

UNDERGRADUATE FTE1 = 1,298

UNDERGRADUATE

FULL-TIME 1,270
PART-TIME 71

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: 2016-2017

FACULTY FTE1 = 129

FULL-TIME 99
PART-TIME 58
 

STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: FALL 2016
10.0 TO 1
FTE STUDENTS PER FTE FACULTY1

RETENTION

FRESHMAN RETENTION2

FALL 2014 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2015
84%
 
FALL 2015 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2016
87%

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE2

FALL 2009 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
70%
 
FALL 2010 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
69%

UNDERGRADUATE ETHNICITY

FALL 2016

UNDERGRADUATE GENDER DISTRIBUTION

FALL 2016
65% FEMALE
35% MALE

NEW STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION3

FALL 2016
OTHER PROGRAMS

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

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Center for Career Services
AICAD Exchange 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
Low Residency MAT Partnership with Vermont College of Fine Arts
Collaboratory Commitment Experiential Learning Programs
Ringling College Studio Lab + Ringling Studios Soundstage Complex

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).