University of Rhode Island

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$12,002

7.85% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,739

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.4%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

70.1%

21,909 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

18,089

79.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

65.6%

1,945 Graduates

About

University of Rhode Island is a higher education institution located in Washington County, RI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Rhode Island were Registered Nursing (233 degrees awarded), General Psychology (217 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (196 degrees).

In 2017, 4,317 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Rhode Island. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,065 degrees), 7.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (395 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Rhode Island is $12,002, which is $-14,498 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Rhode Island is $12,002, which is $-14,498 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,739.

In 2017, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,002

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Rhode Island was $12,002. The cost of tuition at University of Rhode Island is $-14,498 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$18,739

2017 Value

1.89%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Rhode Island had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,739. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Rhode Island grew by 1.89%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,932

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Rhode Island was of $10,932 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.49% 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

71%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

64%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at University of Rhode Island received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.05% with respect to 2016, when 74% 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.

4.4%

2016 Default Rate

145

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Rhode Island was 4.4%, which represents 145 out of the 3295 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

University of Rhode Island received 21,909 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.47% annual growth. Out of those 21,909 applicants, 15,349 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.1% acceptance rate.

There were 18,089 students enrolled at University of Rhode Island in 2017, and 87% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Rhode Island has an overall enrollment yield of 20.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

15,349

Accepted Out of 21,909

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Rhode Island was 70.1% (15,349 admissions from 21,909 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 72.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 4.47%, while admissions grew by 0.59%.

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SAT Scores

87%

Submission Percentage

2,761

Scores Submitted

87% of enrolled first-time students at University of Rhode Island in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Rhode Island has a total enrollment of 18,089 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Rhode Island is 14,426 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,663. This means that 79.8% of students enrolled at University of Rhode Island are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Rhode Island, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.8% White, 8.87% Hispanic or Latino, 4.93% Black or African American, 3.5% Asian, 2.31% Two or More Races, 0.26% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0829% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Rhode Island in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.7%), followed by White Male (32.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.88%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (41.6%), followed by White Male (24.3%) and Asian Female (3.51%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Rhode Island, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18,089 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Rhode Island is 14,426 and the part-time enrollment is 3,663. This means that 79.8% of students enrolled at University of Rhode Island are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

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 University of Rhode Island was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Rhode Island had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    12,801

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,604

  3. Black or African American

    892

The enrolled student population at University of Rhode Island is 70.8% White, 8.87% Hispanic or Latino, 4.93% Black or African American, 3.5% Asian, 2.31% Two or More Races, 0.26% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0829% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 1,150 students (6.36%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 685 more women than men received degrees from University of Rhode Island. The majority of degree recipients at University of Rhode Island are white (3,065 degrees awarded). There were 7.76 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (395 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Rhode Island is Registered Nursing (233 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (217 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (196 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Rhode Island, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (41 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (247 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (113 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 University of Rhode Island are Elementary & middle school teachers (109,224 people), Other managers (66,553 people), Postsecondary teachers (51,997 people), Education administrators (29,952 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (27,548 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Rhode Island are Library Science (41 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (247 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (113 degrees), Language & Linguistics (115 degrees), and Agriculture (96 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 University of Rhode Island are Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Lodging managers

The most specialized majors at University of Rhode Island are Library Science (41 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (247 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (113 degrees), Language & Linguistics (115 degrees), and Agriculture (96 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 University of Rhode Island are Elementary & secondary schools (198,311 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (108,269 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (56,436 people), Construction (36,855 people), and Farming (33,929 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Rhode Island are Library Science (41 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (247 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (113 degrees), Language & Linguistics (115 degrees), and Agriculture (96 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 University of Rhode Island.

Most Common

  1. 233 degrees awarded

  2. 217 degrees awarded

  3. 196 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Rhode Island was Registered Nursing with 233 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,816

  2. 2,501

In 2017, 1,816 degrees were awarded to men at University of Rhode Island, which is 0.726 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,501).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 96 degrees were awarded to men at University of Rhode Island in Mechanical Engineering, which is 12 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 214 degrees were awarded to women at University of Rhode Island in Registered Nursing, which is 10.2 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%

100% Completion Time

63%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 44% of students graduating from University of Rhode Island completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (70%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Rhode Island is Female and Two or More Races (70% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 12.4% of graduates (241 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,065 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    395 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    315 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Rhode Island is white (3,065 degrees awarded). There were 7.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (395 degrees).

9.15% of degree recipients (395 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,787 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,278 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    185 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Rhode Island is white female (1,787 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,278 degrees).

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Operations

University of Rhode Island has an endowment valued at nearly $150M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $750k (0.499%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Rhode Island had a total salary expenditure of $519M. University of Rhode Island employs 281 Professors, 178 Assistant professors, and 155 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Rhode Island are Male Professors (185), Female Assistant professors(104), and Female Professors (96).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Rhode Island are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 371 employees, Service, with 365 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 326 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$150M

2017 Endowment

9.79%

growth from 2016

University of Rhode Island has an endowment valued at about $150M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Rhode Island grew 9.79% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $136M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $67.3M - Federal

  2. $6.51M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Rhode Island received $67.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.51M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$216M

2017 Salaries

5.24%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Rhode Island paid a median of $216M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($519M) and a 5.24% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.627% decline from 2015 and a 0.244% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$73.2M

Instructional Salaries

757

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Rhode Island paid a total of $73.2M to 757 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

281 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

371 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Rhode Island were Professor with 281 employees; Assistant professor with 178 employees; and Assistant professor with 155 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Rhode Island were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 371 employees; Service with 365 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 326 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Rhode Island was Male Professor with 185 employees, Female Assistant professor with 104 employees, and Female Professor with 96 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Rhode Island.

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