Ringling College of Art and Design

Sarasota, FL
2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

Ringling College of Art and Design is a private four-year accredited college located in Sarasota, Florida. The college was founded in 1931 as a vocational school for circus performers and has since grown into a world-renowned institution for the study of art and design. The college offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in thirteen majors: Advertising Design, Computer Animation, Film, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Motion Design, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. In addition to its undergraduate programs, Ringling College also offers a Master of Fine Arts degree in three majors: Book Arts, Illustration, and Motion Design.

Ringling College of Art and Design is internationally recognized for the quality of its programs and the success of its graduates. The college has been ranked among the top art and design schools in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, and DesignIntelligence. Ringling College graduates have gone on to successful careers in a variety of fields, including advertising, animation, film, graphic design, illustration, industrial design, and interior design.

Quick Facts

Enrollment: 1624

Acceptance Rate: 68.51%

Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Main Website: https://www.ringling.edu/

Financial Aid: https://www.ringling.edu/financialaid

Annual Costs

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $71674

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $71674

Return on Investment Rating

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The estimated cost for four years as an undergraduate at Ringling College of Art and Design is $278277.74. This includes the average cost of attendance for four years plus the interest on the average loan over a ten year repayment minus the average of grants and scholarships per student.

We then contrast this figure with average early-career and mid-career average incomes of graduates of four year programs at Ringling College of Art and Design. For graduates of Ringling College of Art and Design, we saw an average early-career income of $53100.00 and mid-career income of $81500.00. We then ranked the school's value based on how many years of mid-career income it takes to repay the educational costs.