University of Rhode Island

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,590
2.79% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$19,652
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.24%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
74.8%
22,113 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
17,465
82.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
67.3%
2,005 Graduates

About

University of Rhode Island is a higher education institution located in Washington County, RI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Rhode Island were Registered Nursing (376 degrees awarded), General Psychology (233 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (215 degrees).

In 2019, 4,586 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Rhode Island. 60.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,407 degrees), 10.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (325 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Rhode Island is $12,590, which is $-15,910 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Rhode Island is $12,590, which is $-15,910 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,652.

In 2019, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,590
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Rhode Island was $12,590. The cost of tuition at University of Rhode Island is $-15,910 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$19,652
2019 Value
0.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Rhode Island had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,652. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Rhode Island grew by 0.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,057
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Rhode Island was of $11,057 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board increased by 0.345% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.17% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
64%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at University of Rhode Island received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.82% with respect to 2018, when 71% 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.
4.24%
2017 Default Rate
142
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Rhode Island was 4.24%, which represents 142 out of the 3346 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

University of Rhode Island received 22,113 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.94% annual decline. Out of those 22,113 applicants, 16,534 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.8% acceptance rate.

There were 17,465 students enrolled at University of Rhode Island in 2019, and 94% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Rhode Island has an overall enrollment yield of 19%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
16,534
Accepted Out of 22,113

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Rhode Island was 74.8% (16,534 admissions from 22,113 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 69.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -2.94%, while admissions grew by 4.45%.

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SAT Scores

94%
Submission Percentage
2,921
Scores Submitted

94% of enrolled first-time students at University of Rhode Island in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Rhode Island has a total enrollment of 17,465 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Rhode Island is 14,411 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,054. This means that 82.5% of students enrolled at University of Rhode Island are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Rhode Island, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.6% White, 9.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.78% Black or African American, 3.61% Asian, 2.6% Two or More Races, 0.218% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0916% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Rhode Island in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.7%), followed by White Male (32.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.24%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.6%), followed by White Male (21.2%) and Asian Female (3.64%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Rhode Island, both undergraduate and graduate, is 17,465 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Rhode Island is 14,411 and the part-time enrollment is 3,054. This means that 82.5% of students enrolled at University of Rhode Island are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
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 University of Rhode Island was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Rhode Island had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    12,330
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,641
  3. Black or African American
    835

The enrolled student population at University of Rhode Island is 70.6% White, 9.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.78% Black or African American, 3.61% Asian, 2.6% Two or More Races, 0.218% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0916% 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 Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 1,026 students (5.87%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 922 more women than men received degrees from University of Rhode Island. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Rhode Island is white (3,407 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (325 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Rhode Island is Registered Nursing (376 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (233 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (215 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Rhode Island, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (37 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (127 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (138 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 University of Rhode Island are Other managers (151,755 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (124,844 people), Marketing managers (81,891 people), Postsecondary teachers (69,634 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (64,643 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Rhode Island are Library Science (37 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (127 degrees), Language & Linguistics (138 degrees), Human Sciences (214 degrees), and Communications (342 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 University of Rhode Island are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at University of Rhode Island are Library Science (37 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (127 degrees), Language & Linguistics (138 degrees), Human Sciences (214 degrees), and Communications (342 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 University of Rhode Island are Elementary & secondary schools (306,842 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (195,378 people), Computer Systems Design (114,021 people), Advertising, public relations & related services (84,884 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (84,515 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Rhode Island are Library Science (37 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (127 degrees), Language & Linguistics (138 degrees), Human Sciences (214 degrees), and Communications (342 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 University of Rhode Island.
Most Common
  1. 376 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 233 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 215 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Rhode Island was Registered Nursing with 376 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,832
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,754
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,832 degrees were awarded to men at University of Rhode Island, which is 0.665 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,754).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 118 degrees were awarded to men at University of Rhode Island in Mechanical Engineering, which is 9.08 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 344 degrees were awarded to women at University of Rhode Island in Registered Nursing, which is 10.4 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 47% of students graduating from University of Rhode Island completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (72.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Rhode Island is Male and Two or More Races (72.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 9.83% of graduates (197 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,407 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    325 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    254 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Rhode Island is white (3,407 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (325 degrees).

5.54% of degree recipients (254 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,065 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,342 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    210 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Rhode Island is white female (2,065 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,342 degrees).

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Operations

University of Rhode Island has an endowment valued at nearly $186M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.59M (2.46%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Rhode Island had a total salary expenditure of $548M. University of Rhode Island employs 277 Professors, 174 Assistant professors, and 157 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Rhode Island are Male Professors (167), Female Professors(110), and Female Assistant professors (100).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Rhode Island are: Service, with 378 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 363 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 313 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$186M
2019 Endowment
12.2%
growth from 2018

University of Rhode Island has an endowment valued at about $186M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Rhode Island grew 12.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $125M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $75.6M - Federal
  2. $9.74M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, University of Rhode Island received $75.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.74M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$230M
2019 Salaries
2.42%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Rhode Island paid a median of $230M in salaries, which represents 41.9% of their overall expenditure ($548M) and a 2.42% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.9% growth from 2017 and a 5.24% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$77.1M
Instructional Salaries
764
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Rhode Island paid a total of $77.1M to 764 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
277 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
378 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Rhode Island were Professor with 277 employees; Assistant professor with 174 employees; and Assistant professor with 157 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Rhode Island were Service with 378 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 363 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 313 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Rhode Island was Male Professor with 167 employees, Female Professor with 110 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 100 employees.

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

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