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The University's contemporary 190 acre campus is located in Rio Grande, Ohio, nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of the Southeastern region of the state offering students the safety associated with a small town. The Rio Grande campus is an oasis of learning, innovation, and technology in the region.
The institution's strengths lie in a faculty of teacher/scholars who are dedicated to both the academic and humanistic growth of every student; programs that are academically challenging and numerous opportunities for extracurricular involvement.
Rio Grande Campus
Rio Grande's mission is to maintain rigorous standards in its undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs; to engage students from a wide spectrum of abilities and backgrounds while consistently preparing students for the challenges of living a fulfilling life, reaching career goals, and being a responsible citizen in a culturally diverse, global community.
FUNCTIONAL MISSION STATEMENT
The University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College (URG/RGCC) is a unique partnership between a public community college and a four-year comprehensive university. Deeply rooted in Appalachian history, both institutions are committed to encouraging life-long learning, personal and professional growth, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and effective written and oral communication skills to students from the southeastern Ohio area, the state, the nation and the world.
Rio Grande Community College, created in 1974, offers:
The University of Rio Grande, founded in 1876, offers:
Both URG and RGCC are committed to:
A Rio Grande education instills self-confidence and motivation and prepares students for the challenges of living a fulfilling life, reaching career and pre-professional goals and being a responsible citizen in a culturally diverse, global community.
URG/RGCC will become a learner-centered community. It will provide support, developmental activities and modern equipment for faculty, staff and students. This support will enable the faculty and staff to increase the learning and academic achievements of the students. URG/RGCC will provide an environment where learning is the priority and excellent teaching is honored. The institution will respond quickly to regional, state, national and international needs.
To realize this vision, all members of the URG/RGCC community must emphasize the following: