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?
- 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.
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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards RIC has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Rhode Island College?
Contact details for RIC are given below.
|Address:||600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI 02908|
How Do I Get Into RIC?
You can apply to RIC online at: https://www.commonapp.org
Admission Requirements for RIC
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into RIC?
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.
Can I Afford Rhode Island College?
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
There are also 1,091 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,942 full-time undergraduates at RIC, 30% are male and 70% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Rhode Island College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||504|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,145|
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
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 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.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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