Rhode Island College (RIC)

600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI

Get more information about Rhode Island College by clicking links below:
Campus image of Rhode Island College

Rhode Island College is a public institution that has a large selection of majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Providence, Rhode Island, in a predominantly suburban area. Around nine thousand students enroll at RIC yearly.

Students can choose from a few areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Psychology
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Business And Marketing Studies

The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, transcripts, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. A SAT or ACT exam is required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 1250 - 1560 on the SAT and in a range of 16 - 20 on the ACT is typical among students admitted to RIC. This school accepts approximately 80% of applicants yearly. Of those accepted, about 38% registered for enrollment. More information regarding admissions can be found at ric.edu.

Tuition & fees at Rhode Island College are different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs around $8,000 per year and out-of-state tuition costing $19,000 per year. The price of on-campus housing is estimated to be $5,800 per year. Some students at RIC may qualify for financial aid, which is generally provided as grants or student loans.

The Rhode Island College "Anchormen" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs offered may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Golf (NCAA Division III)

Students should visit the RIC website to get a complete list of areas of study, programs, student services, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students Rhode Island College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Rhode Island College is around 8,500 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 13% enrolling as graduate students and 87% as undergraduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • State Residents: $7,100-$8,500
    • Out-of-State: $19,000-$22,530
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $280-$340 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $690-$830 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid87%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships68%$6,467
Receiving Student Loans66%$6,132

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Rhode Island College may provide student services like:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

RIC has an overall graduation rate which is around 43%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years15%
Graduating in 5 Years20%
Graduating in 6 Years9%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Rhode Island College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Little East Conference)
  • Basketball (Little East Conference)
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Rhode Island College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

Other 4-Year Public Colleges

The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Rhode Island College.

Request Information

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

School Reviews

Overall Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Based on 1 Review for Rhode Island College

Virtual Tour of Campus

Virtual Tour of Rhode Island College

School Map