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  • Supporting Veterans

    The entire Rio Grande family welcomes those who serve, have served and their families. Military Friendly Schools continues to recognize Rio among the nations' best at serving our veterans.

  • International Students

    Rio welcomes members of the global community to apply for educational opportunities.


One-of-a-kind education

An exceptional education at an affordable cost

Rio Grande’s unique collaboration as the only combined community college and private university in the United States gives you a one-of-a-kind advantage: an outstanding education at an affordable price.

It’s the only institution of higher learning in the country where many students take their core classes at the community-college rate and continue or complete their education at a private university without the inconvenience of transferring to another school. Scholarships and financial aid are available to make Rio Grande even more affordable.

Everyone attending Rio Grande has access to all the benefits of going to a private college: modern instructional facilities, resident life, a performing arts center, distinguished professors, one-on-one personal attention and professional athletic facilities, including an Olympic size pool. Rio Grande is as unique as you are.

You are one of a kind. So are we. Together, we’ll create a promising future.