Ringling College of Art and Design

Also known as Ringling College, RCAD

2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL

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Ringling College of Art and Design, located in Sarasota, FL, is a nonprofit private art institution that offers interested students education in the fields of art and design. Ringling College of Art and Design offers several programs for students to choose from. Some of the more popular programs offered for aspiring artists includes:

  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Animation
  • Interior Design

To help students and alumni succeed, Ringling College of Art and Design may offer support services like those listed below:

  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance

Student success after graduation may be determined by a number of factors, including graduation rate and loan default. At Ringling College of Art and Design, the graduation rate is about 66%, and the school has an average loan default rate of around 8%.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges has accredited the instruction & training provided by Ringling College of Art and Design for over thirty-five straight years. Please visit for more information on programs offered and consumer disclosures.

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Learn more about programs available at Ringling College of Art and Design by clicking on the request information button.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Visual and Performing Arts

*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average annual "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around -. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $70 application fee for those applying to a program. Financial aid information may be obtained by contacting the financial aid office at (941) 351-5100. The financial details shown on this page are an approximation. The actual costs may differ, please contact this school for more information.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $43,000 per year
  • Part time students are estimated to pay about $1,800 to $2,100 per unit
  • Required fees: $3,500

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid84%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships82%$14,493
Receiving Student Loans56%$8,491

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Contact Information

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