College Awards and Rankings
The Path to Pre-eminence
Ringling College of Art and Design and our students and alumni are recognized across the world as leading artists and designers. Our state-of-the-art facilities and rigorous curriculum prepare our students to graduate and immediately begin working in positions that turn their passions into their professions.
November 2022: In their seventh annual list of film school rankings, Ringling College took the #20 spot this year, up from #21 in 2021, in TheWrap’s list of the Top 50 Best Film Schools 2022.
October 2022: The Ringling College Computer Animation program maintained its ranking of #1 in the world for “Best 3D Animation Schools and Colleges in the World 2022,” by The Rookies.
October 2022: The Motion Design program moved up to #2 “Best Motion Graphics Schools in the World” and #1 in the United States by The Rookies.
October 2022: The Game Art program ranked #3 in the world and #1 in the United States for “Best Game Design and Development Schools: Production Excellence – Immersive Media” by The Rookies.
August 2022: The Ringling College Film program has been ranked #21, in the United States again this year by The Hollywood Reporter.
July 2022: In Animation Career Review’s 2022 Illustration School rankings, Ringling’s Illustration program ranked in multiple categories, including #1 in the South, #1 in Florida, and Top 25 in the United States.
Dr. Larry R. Thompson, President
Ringling College has about 1700 undergraduate students and offers 13 degree programs. The college is the only institution in Florida dedicated exclusively to teaching art and design. Many of our programs are ranked among the best in the nation.
Making a Difference
In addition to being recognized for their artistic talents, our students, faculty, staff, and alumni are often recognized for their academic pursuits, leadership skills, and commitment to the community.
Award Winning Academic Programs
Explore our thirteen creative disciplines—11 BFA programs and two BA programs—to find your place on a campus designed for cultivating your creativity.