Rhode Island College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,637
7.29% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$9,008
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
7.32%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
73.6%
4,846 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
8,171
69.3% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
46.2%
436 Graduates

About

Rhode Island College is a higher education institution located in Providence County, RI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Rhode Island College were Registered Nursing (184 degrees awarded), General Psychology (138 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (93 degrees).

In 2017, 1,857 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rhode Island College. 71.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,270 degrees), 6.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (210 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rhode Island College is $7,637, which is $-13,096 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rhode Island College is $7,637, which is $-13,096 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,008.

In 2017, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,637
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Rhode Island College was $7,637. The cost of tuition at Rhode Island College is $-13,096 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$9,008
2017 Value
1.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Rhode Island College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,008. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Rhode Island College grew by 1.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,597
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rhode Island College was of $11,597 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.2% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
57%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Rhode Island College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
7.32%
2016 Default Rate
148
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Rhode Island College was 7.32%, which represents 148 out of the 2023 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Rhode Island College received 4,846 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.87% annual decline. Out of those 4,846 applicants, 3,566 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.6% acceptance rate.

There were 8,171 students enrolled at Rhode Island College in 2017, and 90% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rhode Island College has an overall enrollment yield of 29.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
3,566
Accepted Out of 4,846

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rhode Island College was 73.6% (3,566 admissions from 4,846 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 74.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -5.87%, while admissions declined by -7.26%.

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SAT Scores

90%
Submission Percentage
939
Scores Submitted

90% of enrolled first-time students at Rhode Island College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rhode Island College has a total enrollment of 8,171 students. The full-time enrollment at Rhode Island College is 5,665 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,506. This means that 69.3% of students enrolled at Rhode Island College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rhode Island College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.1% White, 18.3% Hispanic or Latino, 8.89% Black or African American, 3.02% Asian, 1.86% Two or More Races, 0.49% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0857% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rhode Island College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.4%), followed by White Male (18.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (59.8%), followed by White Male (12.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rhode Island College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,171 students. The full-time enrollment at Rhode Island College is 5,665 and the part-time enrollment is 2,506. This means that 69.3% of students enrolled at Rhode Island College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Rhode Island College was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Rhode Island College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,914
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,496
  3. Black or African American
    726

The enrolled student population at Rhode Island College is 60.1% White, 18.3% Hispanic or Latino, 8.89% Black or African American, 3.02% Asian, 1.86% Two or More Races, 0.49% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0857% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 576 students (7.05%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 797 more women than men received degrees from Rhode Island College. The majority of degree recipients at Rhode Island College are white (1,270 degrees awarded). There were 6.05 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (210 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rhode Island College is Registered Nursing (184 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (138 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (93 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Rhode Island College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (204 degrees awarded), English (61 degrees), and Psychology (173 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rhode Island College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,119,042 people), Secondary school teachers (373,871 people), Education administrators (342,412 people), Social workers, all other (287,114 people), and Other managers (248,063 people).

The most specialized majors at Rhode Island College are Public Administration and Social Service (204 degrees awarded), English (61 degrees), Psychology (173 degrees), History (32 degrees), and Education (287 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rhode Island College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Rhode Island College are Public Administration and Social Service (204 degrees awarded), English (61 degrees), Psychology (173 degrees), History (32 degrees), and Education (287 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rhode Island College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,287,026 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (529,447 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (346,709 people), Individual & family services (256,144 people), and Outpatient care centers (217,734 people).

The most specialized majors at Rhode Island College are Public Administration and Social Service (204 degrees awarded), English (61 degrees), Psychology (173 degrees), History (32 degrees), and Education (287 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Rhode Island College.
Most Common
  1. 184 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 138 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 93 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rhode Island College was Registered Nursing with 184 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 530
  2. 1,327

In 2017, 530 degrees were awarded to men at Rhode Island College, which is 0.399 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,327).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 58 degrees were awarded to men at Rhode Island College in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 1.66 times more than the 35 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 161 degrees were awarded to women at Rhode Island College in Registered Nursing, which is 7 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 14% of students graduating from Rhode Island College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (64.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rhode Island College is Female and Asian (64.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 11% of graduates (48 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,270 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    210 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    169 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rhode Island College is white (1,270 degrees awarded). There were 6.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (210 degrees).

9.1% of degree recipients (169 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    895 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    375 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    154 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rhode Island College is white female (895 degrees awarded). There were 2.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (375 degrees).

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Operations

Rhode Island College has an endowment valued at nearly $18.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $103k (0.568%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Rhode Island College had a total salary expenditure of $149M. Rhode Island College employs 117 Assistant professors, 114 Professors, and 104 Associate professors. Most academics at Rhode Island College are Female Assistant professors (79), Female Associate professors(64), and Female Professors (62).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rhode Island College are: Service, with 147 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 97 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 92 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$18.2M
2017 Endowment
3.8%
growth from 2016

Rhode Island College has an endowment valued at about $18.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Rhode Island College grew 3.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.02M - Federal
  2. $8.37M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Rhode Island College received $2.02M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.37M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$71.3M
2017 Salaries
8.68%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Rhode Island College paid a median of $71.3M in salaries, which represents 47.8% of their overall expenditure ($149M) and a 8.68% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.97% growth from 2015 and a 1.12% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24.3M
Instructional Salaries
335
Number of Employees

In 2017, Rhode Island College paid a total of $24.3M to 335 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
117 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
147 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rhode Island College were Assistant professor with 117 employees; Professor with 114 employees; and Professor with 104 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rhode Island College were Service with 147 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 97 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 92 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rhode Island College was Female Assistant professor with 79 employees, Female Associate professor with 64 employees, and Female Professor with 62 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Rhode Island College.

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