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IPEDS ID: 227757
OPE ID: 00360400
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Rice University
6100 S Main St, Houston, Texas 77005-1827
General information:  (713) 348-0000
Website:  www.rice.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  8,672 (4,494 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  6 to 1
Admissionsfutureowls.rice.edu/home.aspx
Apply Onlineadmission.rice.edu/apply
Financial Aidfinancialaid.rice.edu/
Net Price Calculatorfinancialaid.rice.edu/calculate-my-cost
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteransmilitary.rice.edu/
Disability Servicesdrc.rice.edu/
Athletic Graduation Ratesriceowls.com/sports/2018/7/17/athleteservices-academic-awards-html.aspx
Mission Statement
  www.rice.edu/mission-values
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
ROTC (Army, Navy, Navy Marine Corps option, Air Force)
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Undergraduate research (co-curricula)
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services, Fall 2022
8.88%
High school students enrolled in college courses for credit, 2022-2023
32
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Academic
Continuing professional
Noncredit education offered
Workforce Education
Contract Training/Customized Training
Recreational/Avocational/Leisure/Personal Enrichment
English as a Second Language
Continuing Professional Education
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty756172
Instructional746167
Research and public service105
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
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 year2020-20212021-20222022-20232023-2024% change 2022-2023 to 2023-2024
Tuition and fees$51,107$52,895$54,960$58,1285.8%
Books and supplies$1,250$1,300$1,350$1,4003.7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Food and Housing$14,500$14,800$15,000$15,9006.0%
Other expenses$2,700$2,750$2,800$2,8501.8%
Off Campus
Food and Housing$14,500$14,800$15,000$15,9006.0%
Other expenses$2,700$2,750$2,800$2,8501.8%
Off Campus with Family
Other expenses$2,700$2,750$2,800$2,8501.8%
Total Expenses2020-20212021-20222022-20232023-2024% change 2022-2023 to 2023-2024
On Campus$69,557$71,745$74,110$78,2785.6%
Off Campus$69,557$71,745$74,110$78,2785.6%
Off Campus with Family$55,057$56,945$59,110$62,3785.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2023-2024
Tuition$53,712
Fees$750
  • Orientation fees for new undergraduates and travel allowances for all undergraduate students receiving financial aid are in addition to the expenses listed above.
Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Does not participate in Promise program
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2022-2023
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid178766%————
Grant or scholarship aid68757%$36,772,403$53,526
Federal grants18816%$1,245,197$6,623
Pell grants18716%$1,084,067$5,797
Other federal grants544%$161,130$2,984
State/local government grant or scholarships696%$312,242$4,525
Institutional grants or scholarships68557%$35,214,964$51,409
Student loan aid857%$857,032$10,083
Federal student loans766%$392,860$5,169
Other student loans171%$464,172$27,304
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Degree/certificate-seeking
Grant or scholarship aid12,84564%$143,002,276$50,264
Pell grants72216%$3,933,350$5,448
Federal student loans2816%$1,683,246$5,990
Non-degree/non-certificate-seeking
Grant or scholarship aid100%$0
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, 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 were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2020-20212021-20222022-2023
Average net price$18,521$19,902$20,587
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2020-20212021-20222022-2023
$0 – $30,000$5,578$5,292$3,221
$30,001 – $48,000$5,959$4,126$3,666
$48,001 – $75,000$6,320$6,905$1,348
$75,001 – $110,000$18,315$13,245$18,783
$110,001 and more$46,926$43,636$39,303
  • 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, books and supplies, and the weighted average for Food and Housing 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 awarded 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 2022
Total enrollment8,672
Undergraduate enrollment4,494
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment34
Graduate enrollment4,178
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 29%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 15%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 28%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
U.S. Nonresident: 13%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 36%
Out-of-state: 47%
Foreign countries: 16%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 0%
Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 97%
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 86%
Part-time: 14%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 12%
Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 81%
Undergraduate application fee (2023-2024): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2023
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants31,05915,98215,077
Percent admitted8%8%8%
Percent admitted who enrolled46%46%46%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequired to be consideredNot required, but consideredNot considered
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Work experienceX
Personal statement or essayX
Legacy statusNot applicableX
Admission test scoresRequired to be consideredNot required, but considered (Test Optional)Not considered (Test Blind)
SAT / ACTX
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
English Proficiency TestX
Test Scores: Fall 2023 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT56750%
ACT24322%
Test Scores25th Percentile*50th Percentile** (median)75th Percentile***
NOTES:
*   25% of students scored at or below
**  50% of students scored above and 50% scored below (i.e., midpoint of the test score distribution)
*** 25% of students scored above
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing730760770
SAT Math770790800
ACT Composite343536
ACT English353536
ACT Math333536
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission. If an institution reports less than 5 students for any of the test scores, percentiles are not reported.
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: 98%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
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 without completing at the current 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, 96 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 96%
(*) 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 2015]
4-year: 87%
6-year: 92%
8-year: 93%
[Began in Fall 2017]
4-year: 89%
6-year: 96%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2015 or Fall 2017
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: 94%
Female: 97%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 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: 99%
Black or African American: 92%
Hispanic/Latino: 92%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 95%
Two or more races: 96%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
U.S. Nonresident: 97%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2015-16
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 93%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 5%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 92%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 6%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 93%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 5%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2015-16
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 93%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 2%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 83%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 95%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2022-2023
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramPostgraduate
Certificate
BachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology-1715-
Architectural Studies-0--
Architecture-187-
Category total-3522-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization-1--
European Studies/Civilization-0--
Latin American Studies-1--
Women's Studies-1--
Category total-3--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry-17020
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-70--
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology-213
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology-52--
Neuroscience-42--
Category total-183123
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-086
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other-1631-
Category total-16396
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-15828115
Category total-15828115
Education
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education--1-
Secondary Education and Teaching--15-
Category total0-16-
Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General--7-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-293421
Chemical Engineering-291319
Civil Engineering, General-1526
Electrical and Computer Engineering-224320
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-152-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics--82
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering--44
Mechanical Engineering-65156
Operations Research-213-
Category total-17714178
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Engineering/Industrial Management--6-
Nanotechnology-31010
Category total-31610
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-1916
Category total-1916
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-5--
French Language and Literature-0--
German Language and Literature-0--
Linguistics-9--
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other-4--
Category total-18--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health and Wellness, General-17--
Category total-17--
History
History, General-985
Category total-985
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies2---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--7-
Category total2-7-
Mathematics and Statistics
Computational and Applied Mathematics-992
Mathematics, General-3178
Statistics, General-40349
Category total-805019
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences--14
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology-0--
Cognitive Science, General-35--
Data Analytics, Other-0--
Data Science, General--42-
Human Computer Interaction--5-
Medieval and Renaissance Studies-1--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-2--
Systems Science and Theory--19-
Category total-38674
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-7--
Environmental Studies--6-
Category total-76-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology-2--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-47--
Category total-49--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy-631
Religion/Religious Studies-273
Category total-8104
Physical Sciences
Astronomy-2--
Astrophysics-1--
Chemical Physics-2--
Chemistry, General-162422
Geology/Earth Science, General-669
Physics, General-10818
Physics, Other--73
Category total-374552
Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology--3-
Psychology, General-5235
Category total-5265
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General-16--
Category total-16--
Science Technologies/Technicians
Chemical Technology/Technician--1-
Category total--1-
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General-403
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics-1720-
Economics, General-5947
International Relations and Affairs--20-
Political Science and Government, General-22610
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods-0--
Sociology, General-803
Category total-1105023
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-203
Brass Instruments-35-
Conducting--0-
Keyboard Instruments-511
Music History, Literature, and Theory-0--
Music Theory and Composition-210
Music, General-3--
Musicology and Ethnomusicology--1-
Percussion Instruments-130
Stringed Instruments-5273
Visual and Performing Arts, General-9--
Voice and Opera-280
Woodwind Instruments-090
Category total-32557
Grand total21,0521,422257
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
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, 2022-2023
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 36
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 97
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $28,619
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $28,768
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: NCAA Division I-FBS
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
All Track Combined97100
Baseball44
Basketball1721
Football121
Golf10
Soccer28
Swimming32
Tennis118
Volleyball16
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since ((!)01/01/1914)12/08/2026
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/145831.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape21812
d. Fondling12123
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery010
h. Aggravated assault021
i. Burglary2138
j. Motor vehicle theft8713
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence012
b. Dating violence1025
c. Stalking1682
Arrests201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.010
b. Drug abuse violations020
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.001
b. Drug abuse violations180
c. Liquor law violations988
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape20211
d. Fondling10103
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault010
i. Burglary183
j. Motor vehicle theft002
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence925
c. Stalking1352
Arrests201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.001
b. Drug abuse violations180
c. Liquor law violations488
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%0.0%0.2%
Number in default001
Number in repayment437453470
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)