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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:  7,643 (4,076 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  6 to 1
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).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
7%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2020Full timePart time
Total faculty708151
Instructional698149
Research and public service102
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 year2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
Tuition and fees$47,350$49,112$51,107$52,8953.5%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,250$1,3004.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$14,000$14,140$14,500$14,8002.1%
Other$2,600$2,650$2,700$2,7501.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$14,000$14,140$14,500$14,8002.1%
Other$2,600$2,650$2,700$2,7501.9%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,600$2,650$2,700$2,7501.9%
Total Expenses2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
On Campus$65,150$67,102$69,557$71,7453.1%
Off Campus$65,150$67,102$69,557$71,7453.1%
Off Campus with Family$51,150$52,962$55,057$56,9453.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2021-2022
Tuition$49,279
Fees$662
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2020-2021
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 aid169370%————
Grant or scholarship aid60461%$30,825,659$51,036
Federal grants49850%$2,177,048$4,372
Pell grants16917%$870,248$5,149
Other federal grants49750%$1,306,800$2,629
State/local government grant or scholarships364%$128,250$3,563
Institutional grants or scholarships60161%$28,520,361$47,455
Student loan aid909%$847,197$9,413
Federal student loans879%$433,420$4,982
Other student loans172%$413,777$24,340
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,612$120,777,099$46,239
Pell grants651$3,295,827$5,063
Federal student loans294$1,676,950$5,704
  • 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 were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2018-20192019-20202020-2021
Average net price$20,335$19,215$18,521
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2018-20192019-20202020-2021
$0 – $30,000$3,437$4,443$5,578
$30,001 – $48,000$7,534$1,340$5,959
$48,001 – $75,000$7,318$6,152$6,320
$75,001 – $110,000$24,321$19,697$18,315
$110,001 and more$41,517$42,730$46,926
  • 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 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.
  • Rice packages at least full tuition, fees, and room and board for families with incomes below $65,000. Families with incomes between $65,000 and $120,000 receive at least full tuition and fees. And families with incomes between $120,000 and $200,000 receive at least half tuition. Because Rice requires all students to have health insurance, some families who receive need-based aid also receive assistance to help defray the costs of that insurance. All of this is reflected in the reported data.
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Fall 2020
Total enrollment7,643
Undergraduate enrollment4,076
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment54
Graduate enrollment3,567
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 52%
Female: 48%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 27%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 16%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 31%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 12%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 40%
Out-of-state: 47%
Foreign countries: 10%
Unknown: 3%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2019.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 90%
Part-time: 10%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 99%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 1%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 12%
Enrolled in some distance education: 74%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 14%
Undergraduate application fee (2021-2022): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2021
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants29,54414,76114,783
Percent admitted9%9%10%
Percent admitted who enrolled44%44%44%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2021 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT56046%
ACT35929%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing720770
SAT Math770800
ACT Composite3435
ACT English3536
ACT Math3235
  • Students applying to Rice University for entry in 2022 and 2023 are not required to submit SAT or ACT for admission consideration. Formal demonstration of competencies are required for Music and Architecture applicants. TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, unless the applicant has received two years of full-time instruction in English at the high school or college level.
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: 97%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Returned in Fall 2020
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, 93 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2020.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 92%
(*) 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 2013]
4-year: 84%
6-year: 93%
8-year: 93%
[Began in Fall 2015]
4-year: 87%
6-year: 92%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2013 or Fall 2015
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: 91%
Female: 94%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 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: 67%
Asian: 98%
Black or African American: 82%
Hispanic/Latino: 91%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 90%
Two or more races: 93%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
Non-resident alien: 93%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 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 2013-14
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: 90%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 5%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 94%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 4%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
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: 82%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 96%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 2%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2020-2021
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology1816-
Architectural Studies1--
Architecture180-
Category total3716-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization6--
European Studies/Civilization0--
Latin American Studies1--
Women's Studies3--
Category total10--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry5513
Biology/Biological Sciences, General24--
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology2004
Neuroscience31--
Category total13017
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General214
Business/Commerce, General0--
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other-439-
Category total24404
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General14212816
Category total14212816
Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-3-
Secondary Education and Teaching-3-
Category total-6-
Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General-7-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering562219
Chemical Engineering231112
Civil Engineering, General2123
Electrical and Computer Engineering-1815
Electrical and Electronics Engineering3880
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics-28
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-01
Mechanical Engineering58127
Operations Research012-
Category total1969465
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Engineering/Industrial Management-0-
Nanotechnology51012
Category total51012
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General2857
Category total2857
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1--
French Language and Literature1--
German Language and Literature1--
Linguistics3-0
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other3--
Category total9-0
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health and Wellness, General13--
Category total13--
History
History, General2503
Category total2503
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-8-
Category total-8-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Statistics, General-0-
Computational and Applied Mathematics1667
Mathematics, General2341
Statistics, General21296
Category total603914
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences-03
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology4--
Cognitive Science, General33--
Human Computer Interaction-4-
Medieval and Renaissance Studies1--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1--
Systems Science and Theory-2-
Category total3963
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science9--
Environmental Studies-5-
Category total95-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology55--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management39--
Category total94--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy852
Religion/Religious Studies474
Category total12126
Physical Sciences
Astronomy0--
Astrophysics2--
Chemical Physics2--
Chemistry, General221412
Geology/Earth Science, General7136
Physics, General19614
Physics, Other-37
Category total523639
Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-0-
Psychology, General5368
Category total5368
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General18--
Category total18--
Science Technologies/Technicians
Chemical Technology/Technician-0-
Category total-0-
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General653
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics1125-
Economics, General6533
International Relations and Affairs-16-
Political Science and Government, General3683
Sociology, General2052
Category total1386211
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation722
Brass Instruments35-
Conducting-0-
Keyboard Instruments443
Music History, Literature, and Theory1--
Music Theory and Composition002
Music, General0--
Musicology and Ethnomusicology-0-
Percussion Instruments120
Stringed Instruments12264
Visual and Performing Arts, General13--
Voice and Opera0111
Woodwind Instruments250
Category total435512
Grand total1,115929207
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, 2020-2021
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 21
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 106
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
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: $38,201
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $29,058
2020-2021 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-FBSMenWomen
All Track Combined82105
Baseball35
Basketball1620
Football105
Golf9
Soccer26
Swimming30
Tennis108
Volleyball15
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 Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape12218
d. Fondling51212
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery001
h. Aggravated assault302
i. Burglary6213
j. Motor vehicle theft387
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence001
b. Dating violence4102
c. Stalking4168
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.101
b. Drug abuse violations002
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations218
c. Liquor law violations1398
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape12202
d. Fondling41010
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault001
i. Burglary518
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence392
c. Stalking1135
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations218
c. Liquor law violations348
  • 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 Year201820172016
Default rate0.2%1.0%0.6%
Number in default153
Number in repayment470459437
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)