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 1,079 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 6,331 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 1,079 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 6,331 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 158 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 Population1,079
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs158 graduate programs
Student to Faculty Ratio13 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 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

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 $19,225 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$15,964$19,225
Public$11,349$20,502
Private$19,232
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 62 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, 350 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 Degree410298
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship102
Doctor's degree - other103
Post Bachelor's Degree16030
Post Master's Degree3017
Total620350
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Rhode Island College by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the School Psychology program with 14 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Social Work program with 88 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Nursing Administration program with 3 completers.
Rhode Island College offers 62 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 350 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 298 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 3 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 30 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 17 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 110 completers-
Special Education and Teaching5-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation7-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs6-
Special Education and Teaching (other)14-
Elementary Education and Teaching14-
Secondary Education and Teaching1-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching2-
Art Teacher Education4-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0-
Foreign Language Teacher Education1-
Health Teacher Education9-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education0-
Mathematics Teacher Education0-
Music Teacher Education2-
Reading Teacher Education2-
Spanish Language Teacher Education0-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (other)3-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor23-
Education (other)17-
English Language and Literature [+] 6 completers-
English Language and Literature5-
Creative Writing1-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 2 completers-
Mathematics2-
Psychology [+] 19 completers-
Psychology1-
Counseling Psychology18-
Educational Psychology0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 2 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies2-
Human Services [+] 82 completers-
Social Work77$48,100
Youth Services/Administration5-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 0 completers-
Intermedia/Multimedia0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 52 completers-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management4-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor15-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse0-
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing0-
Nurse Anesthetist10-
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing1-
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing22-
Business [+] 22 completers-
Operations Management and Supervision17-
Accounting5-
History [+] 2 completers-
History2-
Total298
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 2 completers-
Education2-
Total2
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Nursing Administration3-
Total3
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 7 completers-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation1-
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 Instructor6-
Education (other)0-
Work and Family Studies [+] 3 completers-
Child Care and Support Services Management3-
English Language and Literature [+] 0 completers-
Creative Writing0-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor10-
Behavioral Aspects of Health0-
Nursing Administration2-
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (other)1-
Business [+] 7 completers-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management4-
Project Management3-
Financial Planning and Services0-
Total30
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 1 completers-
Education (other)1-
Psychology [+] 16 completers-
Counseling Psychology2-
School Psychology14-
Total17

Graduate Student Population at RIC

For academic year 2021-2022, total 1,079 students enrolled into Rhode Island College graduate schools where it has total 6,331 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 258 full-time and 821 part-time graduate students. By gender, 229 male and 850 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
Total1,079229850
Full-time25860198
Part-tme821169652
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 695 White (64.41%), 76 Black/African American (7.04%), 153 Hispanic (14.18%), 28 Asian (2.59%), and 127 students with other races. 1 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,079229850
American Indian/Native American202
Asian28523
Black/African American761363
Hispanic15320133
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White695162533
Two More15411
Un-Known1092584
Non-resident Alien101
Rhode Island College offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 143 graduate students (13.25% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 275 graduate students (25.49% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total1,079
Enrolled Online Exclusively143
Enrolled Some Online Courses275
Not in Online Courses661
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Rhode Island College. 222 students are aged 20 to 24 (20.57% of total students), 117 students are aged above 50 (10.84%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Rhode Island College.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,079229850
Age 20-2113013
Age 22-2420934175
Age 25-2926056204
Age 30-3419946153
Age 35-391182989
Age 40-4916235127
Age 50-641072582
Over 641037
Age Un-Known110

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 3,347 and it offers total 274 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 378 and it offers total 43 graduate programs(2 online 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 492 and it offers total 102 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 2,767 and it offers total 194 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 322 and it offers total 113 graduate programs(15 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 679 and it offers total 85 graduate programs(17 online programs).

Rhode Island Best Graduate Schools

Check out the best graduate programs in Rhode Island and compare them to get right decision.
Brown UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsProvidence, RI
University of Rhode IslandPublic, 4 yearsKingston, RI
Providence CollegePrivate, 4 yearsProvidence, RI
Salve Regina UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsNewport, RI
Bryant UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsSmithfield, RI
Rhode Island CollegePublic, 4 yearsProvidence, RI
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