Rice University Graduate School

Rice University (referred to as Rice) is a Private, 4 years school located in Houston, TX.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Rice is $52,342 in average. The school has 4,178 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 8,672 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Rice University (referred to as Rice) is a Private, 4 years school located in Houston, TX.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (7/1/1914 - Current[Estimated Date]).
Rice Directory Information
School NameRice University (Rice)
Address6100 S Main St, Houston, TX 77005-1827
Phone713-348-0000
Webhttps://www.rice.edu
Online Applicationhttps://futureowls.rice.edu/futureowls/Apply.asp
Financial Infohttps://financialaid.rice.edu
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Rice is $52,342 in average. The school has 4,178 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 8,672 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 162 graduate programs through Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research).
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$52,342
Student Population4,178
Offered Degrees/ProgramsMaster's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs162 graduate programs
Student to Faculty Ratio6 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Rice is $52,342 in average for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $2,063.
Rice offers the alternative tuition plansprepaid payment plan, tuition payment plan, including prepaid payment plan, tuition payment plan.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Tuition$51,634
Required Fees$708
Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition$2,063
Rice offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, 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 & Programs
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of Rice University is $52,342. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 4.81% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
TuitionFees
2018-2019$37,855$583
2019-2020$48,791$612
2020-2021$47,306$607
2021-2022$49,279$662
2022-2023$51,634$708
The graduate school tuition & fees of Rice is very expensive compared to private graduate schools in Texas. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the Texas graduate tuition is $17,810 (public) / $18,159 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Rice University$52,342
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
Texas Graduate Schools$13,401$17,909
Public$8,153$17,810
Private$18,159
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $17,800 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Rice.
On-campus living costs are increased by 1.42% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $17,800. Off-campus living costs are increased by 1.42% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$14,000$2,600$14,000$2,600
2019-2020$14,140$2,650$14,140$2,650
2020-2021$14,500$2,700$14,500$2,700
2021-2022$14,800$2,750$14,800$2,750
2022-2023$15,000$2,800$15,000$2,800
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $2,063 at Rice University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 6.23% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2018-2019$2,589
2019-2020$2,400
2020-2021$2,380
2021-2022$1,942
2022-2023$2,063

Graduate Programs at Rice

Rice University offers 95 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, 1,360 students have completed their study at Rice University.
Offered Degrees at Rice University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree5801,135
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship360225
Post Master's Degree100
Total9501,360
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Rice University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the English/Language Arts Teacher Education program with 0 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other) program with 604 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Chemistry program with 21 completers.
Rice University offers 95 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 1,360 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,135 students have earned/completed Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 3 completers-
Environmental Studies3-
Architecture [+] 19 completers-
Architecture--
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology19-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 70 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences70-
Education [+] 6 completers-
Secondary Education and Teaching6-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education--
Engineering [+] 108 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering2-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering33-
Chemical Engineering7-
Civil Engineering--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering5-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics6-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering7-
Mechanical Engineering18-
Operations Research9-
Electrical and Computer Engineering21-
Engineering Technology [+] 11 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management--
Nanotechnology11-
English Language and Literature [+] 3 completers-
English Language and Literature3-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 12 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies12-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Biochemistry2-
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology--
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 35 completers-
Mathematics1-
Computational and Applied Mathematics8-
Statistics26-
Applied Statistics, General--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 43 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences--
Systems Science and Theory18-
Human Computer Interaction3-
Data Science, General22-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 13 completers-
Philosophy3-
Religion/Religious Studies10-
Physical Sciences [+] 40 completers-
Chemistry23-
Geology/Earth Science6-
Physics8-
Physics (other)3-
Science Technologies/Technicians [+] --
Chemical Technology/Technician--
Psychology [+] 7 completers-
Psychology7-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology--
Social Sciences [+] 67 completers-
Anthropology4-
Economics5-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics22-
International Relations and Affairs25-
Political Science and Government1-
Sociology10-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 86 completers-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1-
Music Theory and Composition3-
Musicology and Ethnomusicology--
Conducting--
Keyboard Instruments8-
Voice and Opera13-
Stringed Instruments40-
Brass Instruments7-
Woodwind Instruments13-
Percussion Instruments1-
Business [+] 607 completers-
Business Administration and Management3$123,200
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)604-
History [+] 3 completers-
History3-
Total1,135
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 6 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences6-
Engineering [+] 65 completers-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering17-
Chemical Engineering12-
Civil Engineering3-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics4-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering6-
Mechanical Engineering10-
Electrical and Computer Engineering13-
Engineering Technology [+] 10 completers-
Nanotechnology10-
English Language and Literature [+] 5 completers-
English Language and Literature5-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 12 completers-
Biochemistry7-
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology5-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 24 completers-
Mathematics7-
Computational and Applied Mathematics5-
Statistics12-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 7 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences7-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 8 completers-
Philosophy3-
Religion/Religious Studies5-
Physical Sciences [+] 43 completers-
Chemistry21-
Geology/Earth Science7-
Physics15-
Physics (other)--
Psychology [+] 11 completers-
Psychology11-
Social Sciences [+] 24 completers-
Anthropology2-
Economics11-
Political Science and Government6-
Sociology5-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 4 completers-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1-
Music Theory and Composition1-
Keyboard Instruments1-
Voice and Opera--
Stringed Instruments1-
Woodwind Instruments--
Percussion Instruments--
Business [+] 2 completers-
Business Administration and Management2-
History [+] 4 completers-
History4-
Total225
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education --
Total-

Graduate Student Population at Rice

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 4,178 students enrolled into Rice University graduate schools where it has total 8,672 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 3,605 full-time and 573 part-time graduate students. By gender, 2,638 male and 1,540 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
Total4,1782,6381,540
Full-time3,6052,2721,333
Part-tme573366207
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,132 White (27.09%), 247 Black/African American (5.91%), 349 Hispanic (8.35%), 455 Asian (10.89%), and 1,995 students with other races. 1,820 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total4,1782,6381,540
American Indian/Native American101
Asian455275180
Black/African American247136111
Hispanic349200149
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander321
White1,132758374
Two More855233
Un-Known865036
Non-resident Alien1,8201,165655
Rice University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 498 graduate students (11.92% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 280 graduate students (6.70% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total4,178
Enrolled Online Exclusively498
Enrolled Some Online Courses280
Not in Online Courses3,400
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Rice University. 1,286 students are aged 20 to 24 (30.78% of total students), 80 students are aged above 50 (1.91%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Rice University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total4,1782,6381,540
Age 20-21543222
Age 22-241,232754478
Age 25-291,515939576
Age 30-34724484240
Age 35-3931522590
Age 40-49258156102
Age 50-64684028
Over 641284

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