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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$18,779 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
5,148 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
68.4% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
518 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Rhode Island College is $7,118, which is $127 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $18,779, which is 263% of the cost for in-state students, and is $403 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,145.

In 2016, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Rhode Island College received 5,148 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 8.79% annual growth. Out of those 5,148 applicants, 3,845 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.7% acceptance rate.

There were 8,446 students enrolled at Rhode Island College in 2016, and 91% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rhode Island College has an overall enrollment yield of 30.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Rhode Island College has a total enrollment of 8,446 students. The full-time enrollment at Rhode Island College is 5,776 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,670. This means that 68.4% of students enrolled at Rhode Island College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rhode Island College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.7% White, 16.1% Hispanic or Latino, 8.39% Black or African American, 2.87% Asian, 1.74% Two or More Races, 0.39% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.09% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rhode Island College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (28%), followed by White Male (13.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (1.15%), followed by White Male (0.34%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.19%).

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In 2016, 727 more women than men graduated from Rhode Island College. The majority of students graduating from Rhode Island College are White. These 1,206 graduates mean that there were 6.35 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 190 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Rhode Island College is Registered Nursing with 193 graduates, followed by General Psychology with 166 graduates and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 81 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Rhode Island College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Public Administration and Social Service, with 193 graduates, followed by Psychology with 240 graduates and Education with 243 graduates.


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Rhode Island College has an endowment valued at nearly $16.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $62,304 (0.38%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Rhode Island College had a total expenditure of $139M. Of that $139M, they spent $71M on salaries and $26.2M on benefits.

Rhode Island College employs 121 Associate professors, 117 Professors, and 100 Assistant professors. Most academics at Rhode Island College are Female Associate professors (74), Female Assistant professors (72), and Male Professors (67).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rhode Island College are: Service, with 138 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 103 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 61 employees.



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