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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:  8,641 (7,518 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty328394
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-18
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,256$9,534$9,811$10,0942.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$12,100$12,100$12,300$12,3000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$18,964$19,572$20,053$20,3361.4%
Off Campus$22,568$22,898$23,302$23,3020.0%
Off Campus with Family$10,468$10,798$11,002$11,0020.0%
On Campus$29,250$30,270$30,751$31,0340.9%
Off Campus$32,854$33,596$34,000$34,0000.0%
Off Campus with Family$20,754$21,496$21,700$21,7000.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
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, 2013-2014
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 aid198087%————
Grant or scholarship aid77969%$5,557,611$7,134
Federal grants55749%$2,700,848$4,849
Pell grants55749%$2,489,903$4,470
Other federal grants41637%$210,945$507
State/local government grant or scholarships60353%$486,060$806
Institutional grants or scholarships41337%$2,370,703$5,740
Student loan aid74266%$4,720,654$6,362
Federal student loans73265%$3,732,852$5,100
Other student loans928%$987,802$10,737
  • 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 aid14,56461%$23,152,682$5,073
Pell grants3,10441%$12,062,268$3,886
Federal student loans4,31557%$27,237,337$6,312
  • 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$8,426$8,693$8,372
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 Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$5,779$6,016$6,164
$30,001 – $48,000$7,186$7,116$7,012
$48,001 – $75,000$10,399$10,767$10,086
$75,001 – $110,000$13,164$13,590$14,216
$110,001 and more$13,731$14,477$15,094
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment8,641
Undergraduate enrollment7,518
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment698
Graduate enrollment1,123
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 75%
Part-time: 25%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 33%
Female: 67%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 14%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 63%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 9%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 76%
25 and over: 24%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 82%
Out-of-state: 18%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 17%
Part-time: 83%
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 (2014-2015): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants4,8371,6493,188
Percent admitted65%59%69%
Percent admitted who enrolled35%35%34%
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 2014 (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 Reading400520
SAT Math410510
SAT Writing400510
ACT Composite1621
ACT English1422
ACT Math1520
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: 79%
Part-time students: 38%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 60 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
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:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 14%
6-year: 43%
8-year: 48%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 14%
6-year: 43%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 38%
Female: 45%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 100%
Asian: 38%
Black or African American: 35%
Hispanic/Latino: 45%
White: 43%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 38%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
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 Studies1----
French Studies1----
Latin American Studies0----
Women's Studies1----
Category total3----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General252---
Category total252---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General72----
Finance, General15----
Management Information Systems, General17----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General24----
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management---1-
Category total17915-1-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric93----
Category total93----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General21----
Category total21----
Art Teacher Education36---
Biology Teacher Education40---
Chemistry Teacher Education1----
Curriculum and Instruction----0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching83---
Education, General--11--
Education, Other-3--0
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-7--0
Elementary Education and Teaching2822---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education70---
Foreign Language Teacher Education-0---
French Language Teacher Education00---
Health Teacher Education176---
History Teacher Education120---
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching5----
Mathematics Teacher Education20---
Music Teacher Education83---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1----
Physics Teacher Education0----
Reading Teacher Education-11---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education30---
Secondary Education and Teaching09---
Social Science Teacher Education1----
Social Studies Teacher Education0----
Spanish Language Teacher Education01---
Special Education and Teaching, General6416---
Special Education and Teaching, Other014---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other0---1
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels0----
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-36---
Technical Teacher Education1----
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education00---
Category total16513711-1
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Industrial Technology/Technician00---
Category total00---
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing142---
English Language and Literature, General443---
Category total585---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General0----
French Language and Literature00---
Portuguese Language and Literature1----
Spanish Language and Literature2----
Category total30---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-11---
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist0----
Clinical Nurse Specialist-1---
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling8----
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist1----
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General5----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management24----
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing-3---
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer33----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse1500---
Category total22115---
History, General380---
Category total380---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies91----
Category total91----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies41---
Category total41---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General143---
Category total143---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total8----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General10----
Physics, General0----
Category total10----
Counseling Psychology-35--19
Educational Psychology-0---
Psychology, General1315---
Psychology, Other11----
School Psychology----5
Category total14240--24
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration4----
Social Work7291---
Social Work, Other---0-
Youth Services/Administration5----
Category total8191-0-
Social Sciences
Economics, General11----
Political Science and Government, General34----
Social Sciences, General0----
Category total96----
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation6----
Dance, General3----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General160---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies3----
Fine/Studio Arts, General26----
Music Performance, General2----
Music, General12----
Category total682---
Grand total1,32031111125
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 207
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 6
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 1
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $4,733
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,099
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Full-time students: 72%
Part-time students: 50%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (without football) MenWomen
Track and Field, Indoor1817
Track and Field, Outdoor1515
Track and Field, X-Country66
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
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
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible011
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft153
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
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 Year201220112010
Default rate6.4%6.3%9.0%
Number in default126118137
Number in repayment1,9511,8641,511
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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