The University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College is a unique partnership between a public community college and a four-year comprehensive university. Deeply rooted in Appalachian history, institutions are committed to encouraging life-long learning, personal and professional growth. 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’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.