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Rhode Island College Overview

Rhode Island College is a public institution located in Providence, Rhode Island. The suburban atmosphere of Providence makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Rhode Island College Known For?

1,448 Undergraduate Awards
$30,843 Avg Cost After Aid
74% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at RIC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Rhode Island College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at RIC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value General Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Value General Biology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Value General Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Value Social Work Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Value Fine & Studio Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Value Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Most Popular Social Work Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Most Popular Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards RIC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#45 Best Public Administration & Social Service Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#57 Highest Paid General Biology Graduates College Factual
#60 Highest Paid Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduates College Factual
#107 Best General Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#110 Best Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#130 Highest Paid Psychology Graduates College Factual

Where Is Rhode Island College?

Location of Rhode Island College

Contact details for RIC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-456-8000
Website: www.ric.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rhodeislandcollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RICNews

How Do I Get Into RIC?

You can apply to RIC online at: https://www.commonapp.org

Admission Requirements for RIC

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into RIC?

74% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
90% Submit SAT Scores
RIC has an acceptance rate of 74%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 31% of accepted students are men and 69% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 68%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.

Average Test Scores

About 90% of students accepted to RIC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 560. Math scores were between 430 and 530.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Rhode Island College  ( 450 to 560 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Rhode Island College  ( 430 to 530 )
200
800
RIC received ACT scores from 8% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 23. Math scores were between 17 and 23. Composite scores were between 15 and 22.

ACT English Scores for Rhode Island College  ( 17 to 23 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Rhode Island College  ( 17 to 23 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Rhode Island College  ( 15 to 22 )
1
36

Can I Afford Rhode Island College?

$30,843 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
7.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of RIC is $30,843. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At RIC, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $6,021 a year. That adds up to $24,084 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at RIC is 7.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Rhode Island College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,942 Full-Time Undergraduates
70% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,432 undergraduate students at RIC, with 4,942 being full-time and 1,490 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  RIC

There are also 1,091 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,942 full-time undergraduates at RIC, 30% are male and 70% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  RIC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Rhode Island College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of RIC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 154
Black or African American 504
Hispanic or Latino 1,145
White 2,758
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 372

Geographic Diversity

Rhode Island students aren't the only ones who study at Rhode Island College. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 17 countries are represented at RIC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, Brazil, and Italy.

Online Learning at Rhode Island College

17 Took All Classes Online
270 Took At Least One Class Online
65.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 270 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at RIC has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of RIC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Rhode Island College was 65.3%. This is the #428 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at RIC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Rhode Island College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Social Work 0 98 0 97 0 195
Nursing 0 156 2 30 4 192
General Psychology 0 156 0 6 0 162
Business Administration & Management 38 104 6 6 0 154
Accounting 0 91 0 2 0 93
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7 55 1 18 0 81
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 75 0 0 0 75
Special Education 0 27 0 34 0 61
Communication & Media Studies 0 55 0 0 0 55
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 42 0 11 0 53
Mental & Social Health Services 0 27 16 8 0 51
Marketing 0 46 0 0 0 46
Allied Health Professions 0 45 0 0 0 45
Fine & Studio Arts 0 41 0 1 0 42
General English Literature 0 35 0 4 0 39
Computer Science 0 32 0 0 0 32
General Biology 0 28 0 1 0 29
Finance & Financial Management 0 28 0 0 0 28
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 27 0 0 0 27
Political Science & Government 0 24 0 0 0 24
Management Information Systems 0 23 0 0 0 23
Teaching English or French 0 0 4 18 0 22
Other Education 0 1 0 20 0 21
History 0 19 0 1 0 20
Health Sciences & Services 0 18 0 0 0 18
Sociology 0 18 0 0 0 18
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 11 6 0 17
Public Health 0 0 14 0 0 14
Chemistry 0 14 0 0 0 14
Music 0 14 0 0 0 14
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 11 0 2 0 13
Natural Resources Conservation 0 12 0 0 0 12
Public Administration 0 12 0 0 0 12
Drama & Theater Arts 0 12 0 0 0 12
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 11 0 0 11
Mathematics 0 7 0 4 0 11
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 10 0 0 0 10
Anthropology 0 8 0 0 0 8
Economics 0 6 0 0 0 6
General Education 0 0 0 0 5 5
Romance Languages 0 5 0 0 0 5
Philosophy 0 5 0 0 0 5
Geography & Cartography 0 4 0 0 0 4
Writing Studies 0 2 0 1 0 3
Ethnic Studies 0 3 0 0 0 3
Dance 0 3 0 0 0 3
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 1 0 0 1
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 1 0 0 0 1
Dental Support Services 0 1 0 0 0 1
International Studies 1 0 0 0 0 1
Physics 0 1 0 0 0 1
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 0 0
Literature 0 0 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 46 1,402 66 270 9 1,793

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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