Rhode Island College Graduate Schools

Rhode Island College (referred to as RIC) is a Public, 4 years school located in Providence, RI. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Rhode Island College is $9,590 for Rhode Island residents and $17,834 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,074 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 7,072 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Rhode Island College (referred to as RIC) is a Public, 4 years school located in Providence, RI. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education (12/1/1958 - Current).
RIC Directory Information
School NameRhode Island College (RIC)
Address600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI 2908
Phone401-456-8000
Webhttps://www.ric.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.commonapp.org
Financial Infohttps://www.ric.edu/financialaid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Rhode Island College is $9,590 for Rhode Island residents and $17,834 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,074 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 7,072 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 161 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice).
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$17,834
$9,590 for Rhode Island Residents
Student Population1,074
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs161 graduate programs
Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Rhode Island College is $9,590 for Rhode Island residents and $17,834 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $485 for Rhode Island residents and $943 for out-of-state students.
Rhode Island College offers the alternative tuition plans.
Rhode Island College offers the distance learning courses, but students may be required to attend/visit regular classes to complete their degree/programs.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)Graduate Level Courses
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Rhode Island College is $9,590 for Rhode Island residents and $17,834 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 5.63% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Rhode Island ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$7,182$522$13,986$522
2018-2019$7,326$722$14,256$722
2019-2020$7,722$819$15,048$819
2020-2021$8,316$720$16,164$720
2021-2022$8,730$860$16,974$860
The graduate school tuition & fees of RIC is relatively inexpensive compared to public graduate schools in Rhode Island. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the Rhode Island graduate tuition is $23,804 (public) / $26,321 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Rhode Island College$9,590$17,834
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Rhode Island Graduate Schools$20,524$25,901
Public$12,956$23,804
Private$26,321
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $15,362 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Rhode Island College. On-campus living costs are increased by 10.30% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $16,554. Off-campus living costs are increased by 3.01% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$11,536$1,440$12,536$2,200
2018-2019$11,829$1,440$12,829$2,200
2019-2020$12,394$1,440$13,160$2,200
2020-2021$12,488$1,440$13,670$2,400
2021-2022$13,162$2,200$14,354$2,200
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $485 for Rhode Island residents and $943 for other students at Rhode Island College. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 5.01% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Rhode Island ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$399$777
2018-2019$407$792
2019-2020$429$836
2020-2021$462$898
2021-2022$485$943

Graduate Programs at RIC

Rhode Island College offers 59 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 337 students have completed their study at Rhode Island College.
Offered Degrees at Rhode Island College
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree400298
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship101
Doctor's degree - other100
Post Bachelor's Degree15031
Post Master's Degree207
Total590337
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Rhode Island College by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Mental Health Counseling/Counselor program with 21 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Social Work program with 97 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Education program with 6 completers.
Rhode Island College offers 59 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 337 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 298 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 31 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 7 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 120 completers-
Special Education and Teaching4-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation6-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs11-
Special Education and Teaching (other)16-
Elementary Education and Teaching9-
Secondary Education and Teaching2-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching5-
Art Teacher Education5-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0-
Foreign Language Teacher Education2-
Health Teacher Education5-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education0-
Mathematics Teacher Education0-
Music Teacher Education2-
Reading Teacher Education5-
Spanish Language Teacher Education0-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (other)3-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor18-
Education (other)27-
English Language and Literature [+] 7 completers-
English Language and Literature6-
Creative Writing1-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences2-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 3 completers-
Mathematics3-
Psychology [+] 12 completers-
Psychology4-
Counseling Psychology8-
Educational Psychology0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 3 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies3-
Human Services [+] 88 completers-
Social Work88$48,100
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 1 completers-
Intermedia/Multimedia1-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 40 completers-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management1-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor14-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse0-
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing0-
Nurse Anesthetist10-
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing3-
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing12-
Business [+] 19 completers-
Operations Management and Supervision12-
Accounting7-
History [+] 2 completers-
History2-
Total298
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 1 completers-
Education1-
Total1
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Nursing Administration0-
Total0
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 12 completers-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation2-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism0-
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor9-
Education (other)1-
Work and Family Studies [+] 0 completers-
Child Care and Support Services Management0-
English Language and Literature [+] 0 completers-
Creative Writing0-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology2-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 6 completers-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor6-
Behavioral Aspects of Health0-
Nursing Administration0-
Business [+] 11 completers-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management0-
Project Management10-
Financial Planning and Services1-
Total31
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Psychology [+] 7 completers-
Counseling Psychology0-
School Psychology7-
Total7

Graduate Student Population at RIC

For academic year 2021-2022, total 1,074 students enrolled into Rhode Island College graduate schools where it has total 7,072 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 206 full-time and 868 part-time graduate students. By gender, 211 male and 863 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,074211863
Full-time20639167
Part-tme868172696
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 689 White (64.15%), 76 Black/African American (7.08%), 150 Hispanic (13.97%), 31 Asian (2.89%), and 128 students with other races. 1 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,074211863
American Indian/Native American101
Asian31625
Black/African American76967
Hispanic15021129
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White689158531
Two More18117
Un-Known1081692
Non-resident Alien101
Rhode Island College offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,023 graduate students (95.25% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 37 graduate students (3.45% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total1,074
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,023
Enrolled Some Online Courses37
Not in Online Courses14
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Rhode Island College. 214 students are aged 20 to 24 (19.93% of total students), 94 students are aged above 50 (8.75%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Rhode Island College.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,074211863
Age 20-2113211
Age 22-2420128173
Age 25-2929962237
Age 30-3419036154
Age 35-391072681
Age 40-4917033137
Age 50-64892366
Over 64514

Similar Schools to RIC

Compare similar schools to Rhode Island College with admission, tuition, and more academic facts.

Brown University (Brown) is a Private, 4 years school located in Providence, RI. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $62,083 in average. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 3,156 and it offers total 261 graduate programs.
Bryant University (Bryant) is a Private, 4 years school located in Smithfield, RI. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $47,720 in average. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 393 and it offers total 43 graduate programs.
Providence College (Providence) is a Private, 4 years school located in Providence, RI. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $9,750 in average. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 523 and it offers total 106 graduate programs.
University of Rhode Island (URI) is a Public, 4 years school located in Kingston, RI. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $16,322 for Rhode Island residents and $29,774 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 2,745 and it offers total 179 graduate programs(7 online programs).
Roger Williams University (RWU) is a Private, 4 years school located in Bristol, RI. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $18,406 in average. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 356 and it offers total 102 graduate programs(21 online programs).
Salve Regina University (Salve Regina) is a Private, 4 years school located in Newport, RI. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $11,730 in average. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 621 and it offers total 80 graduate programs(16 online programs).

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