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:
- Health And Clinical Professions
- 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
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||87%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||68%||$6,467|
|Receiving Student Loans||66%||$6,132|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo 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
RIC has an overall graduation rate which is around 43%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||15%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||20%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||9%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Art and Design Program
- Music Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
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)
- Track and Field, Indoor
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
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
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
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
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.
- University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI (24 miles away)
- Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, MA (27 miles away)
- University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth in North Dartmouth, MA (27 miles away)
- Framingham State College in Framingham, MA (31 miles away)
- Worcester State College in Worcester, MA (36 miles away)