Rhode Island College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,218
5.49% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,572
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.69%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
78.4%
4,753 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
7,523
68.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
50%
519 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 General Psychology (156 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (156 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (104 degrees).

In 2019, 1,793 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rhode Island College. 70.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,157 degrees), 3.82 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (303 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rhode Island College is $8,218, which is $−13,808 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rhode Island College is $8,218, which is $−13,808 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,572.

In 2019, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,218
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Rhode Island College was $8,218. The cost of tuition at Rhode Island College is $−13,808 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$9,572
2019 Value
3.22%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Rhode Island College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,572. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Rhode Island College grew by 3.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,329
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rhode Island College was of $12,329 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.43% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

62%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
55%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Rhode Island College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 62% 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.
8.69%
2017 Default Rate
177
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Rhode Island College was 8.69%, which represents 177 out of the 2036 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 4,753 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 13% annual growth. Out of those 4,753 applicants, 3,726 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.4% acceptance rate.

There were 7,523 students enrolled at Rhode Island College in 2019, and 89% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rhode Island College has an overall enrollment yield of 25.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,726
Accepted Out of 4,753

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rhode Island College was 78.4% (3,726 admissions from 4,753 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 73.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 13%, while admissions grew by 20.5%.

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SAT Scores

89%
Submission Percentage
846
Scores Submitted

89% of enrolled first-time students at Rhode Island College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rhode Island College has a total enrollment of 7,523 students. The full-time enrollment at Rhode Island College is 5,170 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,353. This means that 68.7% of students enrolled at Rhode Island College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rhode Island College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.6% White, 21.4% Hispanic or Latino, 10.2% Black or African American, 3.03% Asian, 2.19% Two or More Races, 0.452% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0798% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rhode Island College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.1%), followed by White Male (16.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.4%), followed by White Male (18%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rhode Island College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,523 students. The full-time enrollment at Rhode Island College is 5,170 and the part-time enrollment is 2,353. This means that 68.7% of students enrolled at Rhode Island College are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2019 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 (74%), Rhode Island College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,257
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,611
  3. Black or African American
    770

The enrolled student population at Rhode Island College is 56.6% White, 21.4% Hispanic or Latino, 10.2% Black or African American, 3.03% Asian, 2.19% Two or More Races, 0.452% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0798% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 437 students (5.81%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 743 more women than men received degrees from Rhode Island College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rhode Island College is white (1,157 degrees awarded). There were 3.82 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (303 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rhode Island College is General Psychology (156 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (156 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (104 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 (207 degrees awarded), Psychology (179 degrees), and Education (243 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 (1,640,584 people), Secondary school teachers (591,178 people), Education administrators (343,525 people), Social workers, all other (282,983 people), and Other managers (267,666 people).

The most specialized majors at Rhode Island College are Public Administration and Social Service (207 degrees awarded), Psychology (179 degrees), Education (243 degrees), English (42 degrees), and History (20 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, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Rhode Island College are Public Administration and Social Service (207 degrees awarded), Psychology (179 degrees), Education (243 degrees), English (42 degrees), and History (20 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 (3,261,196 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (562,394 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (321,211 people), Individual & family services (269,496 people), and Outpatient care centers (231,386 people).

The most specialized majors at Rhode Island College are Public Administration and Social Service (207 degrees awarded), Psychology (179 degrees), Education (243 degrees), English (42 degrees), and History (20 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. 156 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 156 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 104 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rhode Island College was General Psychology with 156 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

525
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,268
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 525 degrees were awarded to men at Rhode Island College, which is 0.414 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,268).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 49 degrees were awarded to men at Rhode Island College in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 1.88 times more than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 146 degrees were awarded to women at Rhode Island College in Social Work, which is 5.41 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 20% of students graduating from Rhode Island College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rhode Island College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 9.25% 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
    1,157 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    303 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    131 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rhode Island College is white (1,157 degrees awarded). There were 3.82 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (303 degrees).

7.31% of degree recipients (131 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    815 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    342 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    220 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rhode Island College is white female (815 degrees awarded). There were 2.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (342 degrees).

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Operations

Rhode Island College has an endowment valued at nearly $31.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $155k (0.484%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Rhode Island College had a total salary expenditure of $156M. Rhode Island College employs 119 Professors, 110 Associate professors, and 102 Assistant professors. Most academics at Rhode Island College are Female Assistant professors (72), Female Associate professors(69), and Female Professors (68).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rhode Island College are: Service, with 138 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 99 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 98 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$31.9M
2019 Endowment
65.5%
growth from 2018

Rhode Island College has an endowment valued at about $31.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Rhode Island College grew 65.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.58M 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. $2.35M - Federal
  2. $8.15M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Rhode Island College received $2.35M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.15M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$71.1M
2019 Salaries
2.44%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Rhode Island College paid a median of $71.1M in salaries, which represents 45.7% of their overall expenditure ($156M) and a 2.44% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.12% growth from 2017 and a 8.68% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$27M
Instructional Salaries
331
Number of Employees

In 2019, Rhode Island College paid a total of $27M to 331 employees working as instructors, which represents 38% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
119 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
138 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rhode Island College were Professor with 119 employees; Associate professor with 110 employees; and Associate professor with 102 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rhode Island College were Service with 138 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 99 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 98 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rhode Island College was Female Assistant professor with 72 employees, Female Associate professor with 69 employees, and Female Professor with 68 employees.

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

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