Roger Williams University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,402
4.92% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$34,890
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.71%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
86%
8,775 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,702
86.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
68.7%
789 Graduates

About

Roger Williams University is a higher education institution located in Bristol County, RI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Roger Williams University were Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (96 degrees awarded), Architecture (95 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (77 degrees).

In 2020, 1,203 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Roger Williams University. 54.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (951 degrees), 12.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (77 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Roger Williams University is $34,402, which is $11,872 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Roger Williams University is $34,402, which is $11,872 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $34,890.

In 2020, 93% of undergraduate students attending Roger Williams University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$34,402
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Roger Williams University was $34,402. The cost of tuition at Roger Williams University is $11,872 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$34,890
2020 Value
7.23%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Roger Williams University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,890. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Roger Williams University grew by 7.23%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,845
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Roger Williams University was of $12,845 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 21.7% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Roger Williams University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 9.41% with respect to 2019, when 85% 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.
3.71%
2018 Default Rate
43
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Roger Williams University was 3.71%, which represents 43 out of the 1158 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

Roger Williams University received 8,775 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.47% annual decline. Out of those 8,775 applicants, 7,547 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86% acceptance rate.

There were 4,702 students enrolled at Roger Williams University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Roger Williams University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
7,547
Accepted Out of 8,775

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Roger Williams University was 86% (7,547 admissions from 8,775 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 85.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −1.47%, while admissions declined by −0.71%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Roger Williams University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Roger Williams University has a total enrollment of 4,702 students. The full-time enrollment at Roger Williams University is 4,060 students and the part-time enrollment is 642. This means that 86.3% of students enrolled at Roger Williams University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Roger Williams University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.3% White, 9.55% Hispanic or Latino, 3.08% Black or African American, 2.4% Two or More Races, 1.81% Asian, 0.17% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0425% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Roger Williams University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (38.9%), followed by White Female (38.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.6%), followed by White Male (29.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Roger Williams University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,702 students. The full-time enrollment at Roger Williams University is 4,060 and the part-time enrollment is 642. This means that 86.3% of students enrolled at Roger Williams University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2020 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 Roger Williams University was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Roger Williams University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,492
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    449
  3. Black or African American
    145

The enrolled student population at Roger Williams University is 74.3% White, 9.55% Hispanic or Latino, 3.08% Black or African American, 2.4% Two or More Races, 1.81% Asian, 0.17% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0425% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 364 students (7.74%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 119 more women than men received degrees from Roger Williams University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Roger Williams University is white (951 degrees awarded). There were 12.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (77 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Roger Williams University is Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (96 degrees awarded), followed by Architecture (95 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (77 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Roger Williams University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (145 degrees awarded), Legal (82 degrees), and Protective Services (130 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Roger Williams University are Other managers (158,545 people), Police officers (140,603 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (140,256 people), Social workers, all other (115,417 people), and Architects, except landscape and naval (93,399 people).

The most specialized majors at Roger Williams University are Architecture and Related Services (145 degrees awarded), Legal (82 degrees), Protective Services (130 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), and Psychology (88 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 Roger Williams University are Surgeons, Physicians, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Roger Williams University are Architecture and Related Services (145 degrees awarded), Legal (82 degrees), Protective Services (130 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), and Psychology (88 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 Roger Williams University are Elementary & secondary schools (379,944 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (363,916 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (199,792 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (198,957 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (166,399 people).

The most specialized majors at Roger Williams University are Architecture and Related Services (145 degrees awarded), Legal (82 degrees), Protective Services (130 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), and Psychology (88 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 Roger Williams University.
Most Common
  1. 96 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 95 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 77 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Roger Williams University was Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 96 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

542
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
661
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 542 degrees were awarded to men at Roger Williams University, which is 0.82 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (661).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 69 degrees were awarded to men at Roger Williams University in Architecture, which is 0.945 times less than the 73 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 73 degrees were awarded to women at Roger Williams University in Architecture, which is 1.06 times more than the 69 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%
100% Completion Time
70%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 63% of students graduating from Roger Williams University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Roger Williams University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.15% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    951 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    77 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Roger Williams University is white (951 degrees awarded). There were 12.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (77 degrees).

5.82% of degree recipients (70 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    511 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    440 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    53 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Roger Williams University is white female (511 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (440 degrees).

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Operations

Roger Williams University has an endowment valued at nearly $62.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (−0.859%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Roger Williams University had a total salary expenditure of $145M. Roger Williams University employs 97 Professors, 56 Associate professors, and 35 Assistant professors. Most academics at Roger Williams University are Male Professors (57), Female Professors(40), and Female Associate professors (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Roger Williams University are: Service, with 168 employees, Management, with 129 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 84 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$62.5M
2020 Endowment
6.89%
decline from 2019

Roger Williams University has an endowment valued at about $62.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Roger Williams University declined 6.89% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $22.9M higher 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.91M - Federal
  2. $536k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Roger Williams University received $4.91M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $536k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$68.7M
2020 Salaries
5.54%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Roger Williams University paid a median of $68.7M in salaries, which represents 47.3% of their overall expenditure ($145M) and a 5.54% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.371% growth from 2018 and a 5.56% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21.8M
Instructional Salaries
192
Number of Employees

In 2020, Roger Williams University paid a total of $21.8M to 192 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
97 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
168 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Roger Williams University were Professor with 97 employees; Associate professor with 56 employees; and Associate professor with 35 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Roger Williams University were Service with 168 employees; Management with 129 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 84 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Roger Williams University was Male Professor with 57 employees, Female Professor with 40 employees, and Female Associate professor with 30 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Roger Williams University.

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