Roger Williams University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,326
1.17% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$36,862
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
2.79%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
82.3%
9,515 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
5,024
83.9% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
64.6%
754 Graduates

About

Roger Williams University is a higher education institution located in Bristol County, RI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Roger Williams University were Architecture (84 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (77 degrees), and General Psychology (74 degrees).

In 2017, 1,154 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Roger Williams University. 54.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (800 degrees), 4.85 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (165 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Roger Williams University is $30,326, which is $9,593 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Roger Williams University is $30,326, which is $9,593 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,862.

In 2017, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,326
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Roger Williams University was $30,326. The cost of tuition at Roger Williams University is $9,593 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$36,862
2017 Value
4.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Roger Williams University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,862. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Roger Williams University grew by 4.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,835
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Roger Williams University was of $9,835 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 1.5% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
55%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Roger Williams University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.35% with respect to 2016, when 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.79%
2016 Default Rate
32
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Roger Williams University was 2.79%, which represents 32 out of the 1149 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Roger Williams University received 9,515 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.19% annual decline. Out of those 9,515 applicants, 7,830 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.3% acceptance rate.

There were 5,024 students enrolled at Roger Williams University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Roger Williams University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
7,830
Accepted Out of 9,515

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Roger Williams University was 82.3% (7,830 admissions from 9,515 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 79.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -3.19%, while admissions grew by 0.513%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Roger Williams University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Roger Williams University has a total enrollment of 5,024 students. The full-time enrollment at Roger Williams University is 4,215 students and the part-time enrollment is 809. This means that 83.9% of students enrolled at Roger Williams University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Roger Williams University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.4% White, 6.63% Hispanic or Latino, 2.45% Black or African American, 1.97% Two or More Races, 1.47% Asian, 0.159% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0995% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Roger Williams University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.2%), followed by White Male (36.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.36%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (48%), followed by White Male (31.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.05%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Roger Williams University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,024 students. The full-time enrollment at Roger Williams University is 4,215 and the part-time enrollment is 809. This means that 83.9% of students enrolled at Roger Williams University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Roger Williams University was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Roger Williams University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,687
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    333
  3. Black or African American
    123

The enrolled student population at Roger Williams University is 73.4% White, 6.63% Hispanic or Latino, 2.45% Black or African American, 1.97% Two or More Races, 1.47% Asian, 0.159% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0995% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 573 students (11.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 102 more women than men received degrees from Roger Williams University. The majority of degree recipients at Roger Williams University are white (800 degrees awarded). There were 4.85 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (165 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Roger Williams University is Architecture (84 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (77 degrees) and General Psychology (74 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Roger Williams University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (130 degrees awarded), Legal (125 degrees), and Communication Technologies (14 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Roger Williams University are Elementary & middle school teachers (149,370 people), Other managers (141,684 people), Police officers (128,680 people), Social workers, all other (119,445 people), and Architects, except landscape and naval (87,071 people).

The most specialized majors at Roger Williams University are Architecture and Related Services (130 degrees awarded), Legal (125 degrees), Communication Technologies (14 degrees), Protective Services (103 degrees), and Psychology (90 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Roger Williams University are Surgeons, Physicians, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, Nurse anesthetists, and Property, real estate, & community association managers

The most specialized majors at Roger Williams University are Architecture and Related Services (130 degrees awarded), Legal (125 degrees), Communication Technologies (14 degrees), Protective Services (103 degrees), and Psychology (90 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Roger Williams University are Elementary & secondary schools (374,877 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (343,769 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (191,806 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (186,645 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (148,368 people).

The most specialized majors at Roger Williams University are Architecture and Related Services (130 degrees awarded), Legal (125 degrees), Communication Technologies (14 degrees), Protective Services (103 degrees), and Psychology (90 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Roger Williams University.
Most Common
  1. 84 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 77 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 74 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Roger Williams University was Architecture with 84 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 526
  2. 628

In 2017, 526 degrees were awarded to men at Roger Williams University, which is 0.838 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (628).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 71 degrees were awarded to men at Roger Williams University in Architecture, which is 1.25 times more than the 57 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 63 degrees were awarded to women at Roger Williams University in Paralegal, which is 1.66 times more than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

56%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 56% of students graduating from Roger Williams University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Roger Williams University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 16.3% of graduates (123 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    800 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    165 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Roger Williams University is white (800 degrees awarded). There were 4.85 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (165 degrees).

14.3% of degree recipients (165 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    428 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    372 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Roger Williams University is white female (428 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (372 degrees).

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Operations

Roger Williams University has an endowment valued at nearly $67.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.62M (11.3%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Roger Williams University had a total salary expenditure of $149M. Roger Williams University employs 100 Professors, 71 Associate professors, and 45 Assistant professors. Most academics at Roger Williams University are Male Professors (64), Female Professors(36), and Male Associate professors (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Roger Williams University are: Service, with 167 employees, Management, with 132 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 103 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$67.6M
2017 Endowment
7.23%
growth from 2016

Roger Williams University has an endowment valued at about $67.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Roger Williams University grew 7.23% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $34.5M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.17M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Roger Williams University received $3.17M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$68.6M
2017 Salaries
2.41%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Roger Williams University paid a median of $68.6M in salaries, which represents 46% of their overall expenditure ($149M) and a 2.41% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.059% decline from 2015 and a 5.51% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$23.5M
Instructional Salaries
217
Number of Employees

In 2017, Roger Williams University paid a total of $23.5M to 217 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
100 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
167 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Roger Williams University were Professor with 100 employees; Associate professor with 71 employees; and Associate professor with 45 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Roger Williams University were Service with 167 employees; Management with 132 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 103 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Roger Williams University was Male Professor with 64 employees, Female Professor with 36 employees, and Male Associate professor with 36 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Roger Williams University.

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