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Rhode Island College Overview

Located in Providence, Rhode Island, Rhode Island College is a public institution. Providence is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is Rhode Island College Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$32,081 Avg Cost After Aid
85% Acceptance Rate
  • The 3% student loan default rate at RIC is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at RIC is the doctor's degree.
  • In <nil>, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from RIC with a bachelor's degree make about $50,237 a year. That's 23% more than those who graduate from other schools.

Where Is Rhode Island College?


Contact details for RIC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-456-8000

How Do I Get Into RIC?

You can apply to RIC online at:

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 Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into RIC?

85% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 85%, RIC may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 87%.

Can I Afford Rhode Island College?

$32,081 Net Price
55% Take Out Loans
3.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of RIC is $32,081. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At RIC, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $6,255 a year. That adds up to $25,020 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at RIC is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Rhode Island College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,058 Full-Time Undergraduates
68% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,252 undergraduate students at RIC, with 4,058 being full-time and 1,194 being part-time.


There are also 1,079 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,058 full-time undergraduates at RIC, 32% are male and 68% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 130
Black or African American 408
Hispanic or Latino 980
White 2,215
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 317

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

689 Took All Classes Online
4,272 Took At Least One Class Online
8,586.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 4,272 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.


Online Growth Rankings of RIC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Rhode Island College was 8,586.0%. This is the #31 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly 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%.


*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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