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IPEDS ID: 217420
OPE ID: 00340700
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Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, Rhode Island 02908
General information:  (401) 456-8000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  8,869 (7,553 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty352404
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-23
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,20020.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,256$9,256$9,534$9,8112.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$12,100$12,100$12,100$12,3001.7%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$18,682$18,964$19,572$20,0532.5%
Off Campus$22,286$22,568$22,898$23,3021.8%
Off Campus with Family$10,186$10,468$10,798$11,0021.9%
On Campus$28,574$29,250$30,270$30,7511.6%
Off Campus$32,178$32,854$33,596$34,0001.2%
Off Campus with Family$20,078$20,754$21,496$21,7000.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$6,696
In-state fees$482
Out-of-state tuition$13,032
Out-of-state fees$482
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid189386%————
Grant or scholarship aid69467%$4,283,800$6,173
Federal grants45244%$2,090,540$4,625
Pell grants45143%$1,949,320$4,322
Other federal grants32631%$141,220$433
State/local government grant or scholarships53652%$428,520$799
Institutional grants or scholarships39138%$1,764,740$4,513
Student loan aid68166%$4,499,324$6,607
Federal student loans67265%$3,586,394$5,337
Other student loans899%$912,930$10,258
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid14,44759%$20,953,292$4,712
Pell grants2,94339%$11,071,059$3,762
Federal student loans4,33157%$27,752,374$6,408
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$8,274$8,426$8,693
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$5,898$5,779$6,016
$30,001 – $48,000$6,513$7,186$7,116
$48,001 – $75,000$10,293$10,399$10,767
$75,001 – $110,000$13,285$13,164$13,590
$110,001 and more$14,086$13,731$14,477
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment8,869
Undergraduate enrollment7,553
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment719
Graduate enrollment1,316
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 73%
Part-time: 27%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 34%
Female: 66%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 65%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 12%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 75%
25 and over: 25%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 79%
Out-of-state: 21%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 16%
Part-time: 84%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 99%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
Number of applicants4,4921,5842,908
Percent admitted69%61%73%
Percent admitted who enrolled34%34%35%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading410520
SAT Math410520
SAT Writing410520
ACT Composite1722
ACT English1623
ACT Math1622
ACT Writing68
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 75%
Part-time students: 47%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 58 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 43%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 15%
6-year: 44%
8-year: 49%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 39%
Female: 44%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 33%
Asian: 43%
Black or African American: 28%
Hispanic/Latino: 41%
White: 45%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 40%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies3----
Latin American Studies1----
Women's Studies1----
Category total5----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General224---
Category total224---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General64----
Finance, General19----
Management Information Systems, General15----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General23----
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management---4-
Category total16913-4-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric80----
Category total80----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General19----
Category total19----
Art Teacher Education61---
Biology Teacher Education10---
Chemistry Teacher Education0----
Curriculum and Instruction----0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching62---
Education, General--8--
Education, Other-1--0
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-18--0
Elementary Education and Teaching4215---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education150---
Foreign Language Teacher Education-0---
French Language Teacher Education00---
Health Teacher Education212---
History Teacher Education70---
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching2----
Mathematics Teacher Education30---
Music Teacher Education16---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching4----
Physics Teacher Education0----
Reading Teacher Education-12---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education10---
Secondary Education and Teaching010---
Social Science Teacher Education3----
Social Studies Teacher Education0----
Spanish Language Teacher Education20---
Special Education and Teaching, General619---
Special Education and Teaching, Other011---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other0---6
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels0----
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-17---
Technical Teacher Education1----
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education30---
Category total1791048-6
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Industrial Technology/Technician10---
Category total10---
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing120---
English Language and Literature, General364---
Category total484---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General0----
French Language and Literature00---
Spanish Language and Literature4----
Category total40---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist2----
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General1----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management4----
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer9----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse17114---
Category total18714---
History, General293---
Category total293---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies70----
Category total70----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies54---
Category total54---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General104---
Category total104---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total8----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General9----
Physics, General0----
Category total9----
Counseling Psychology-32--16
Educational Psychology-0---
Psychology, General1273---
Psychology, Other18----
School Psychology----7
Category total14535--23
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration1----
Social Work4365---
Social Work, Other---7-
Category total4465-7-
Social Sciences
Economics, General8----
Political Science and Government, General26----
Social Sciences, General0----
Category total61----
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4----
Dance, General9----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General170---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies12----
Fine/Studio Arts, General41----
Music Performance, General1----
Music, General10----
Category total943---
Grand total1,18925381129
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (without football) MenWomen
Track and Field, Indoor2214
Track and Field, Outdoor2212
Track and Field, X-Country76
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/1/1958 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/21/2004 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/25/2009 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1978 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1973 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible101
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft015
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate9.0%7.9%
Number in default137116
Number in repayment1,5111,463
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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