Rio's Memorial Belltower with autumn leaves and blue sky

About Rio

Fall day with students walking to class

Nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, Rio's 190-acre campus offers 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 teachers/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. As America's unique private/public institution of higher education, Rio's provides learners the opportunity to attain a high-quality, high-value education. Our personalized, learner-centered environment promotes successful lives, careers, and responsible citizenship.

 

Mission Statement 

The University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College is America’s unique private/public institution of higher education designed to provide learners the opportunity to attain a high quality, high-value education.  Our personalized, learner-centered environment promotes successful lives, careers, and responsible citizenship.

 

Vision Statement 

Rio will continue to be a learner-centered community. It will continually provide support, developmental activities and modern equipment for faculty, staff and students. This support enables the faculty and staff to increase the ongoing learning and academic achievements of the students. Rio will consistently 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.