Rio Grande Community College, established in 1974, offers a wide range of services, including career programs, associate degrees, transfer programs, and continuing education programs. Rio Grande Community College reinforces the University’s philosophy and history of making meaningful, affordable education and services available to all who can benefit.
The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College represent a unique marriage between public and private education, between career and liberal arts education, and between traditional and non-traditional students. The same staff, faculty, and facilities support both the Community College and private University programs. Students in the Community College programs have the opportunity to enroll in liberal arts courses and programs. Students in liberal arts programs have an opportunity to experience career education courses and programs.
Through a contract between Rio Grande Community College and the University of Rio Grande, Ohio residents in their first two years of college work can take advantage of public community college tuition rates to earn associate degrees in arts or career education. Students also have the option of continuing seamlessly toward a baccalaureate degree at the University of Rio Grande or transferring to another institution to complete a four-year degree.