Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

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For the academic year 2021-2022, the undergraduate tuition & fees at RISD is $56,290. The 2022 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 2.55% compared to the previous year. Its undergraduate tuition and fees is much higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($38,986 - private (not-for-profit) School of art, music, and design).
The undergraduate estimated tuition & fees for academic year 2022-2023 is $57,505. It is a 2.2% increase compared to 2022's rate. This rate is officially announced by school and it may be subject to change. For update and details of fee schedule, check the school's bursar/financial aid page.
The living costs including for room, board, transpiration, and other personal expenses is $18,290. The Living costs increased by 2.01% compared to the previous year for both on-campus and off-campus stay.
RISD Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$54,890$17,930
2021-2022$56,290$18,290
2022-2023$57,505$18,657
Change % 2022-20232.16%2.01%
*** The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the RISD directly. See the RISD bursar/financial aid page for more information.
For graduate school, the tuition and fees is $56,290 for the academic year 2021-2022. The graduate tuition has been risen by 2.55% compared to the previous year. Its graduate tuition and fees is much higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($39,466 - private (not-for-profit) School of art, music, and design).
The estimated graduate school tuition & fees is $57,505 for the academic year 2022-2023. It is a 2.2% increase compared to 2022's rate. This rate is officially announced by school and it may be subject to change. For update and details of fee schedule, check the school's bursar/financial aid page.
RISD Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$54,890$17,930
2021-2022$56,290$18,290
2022-2023$57,505$18,657
Change % 2022-20232.16%2.01%
*** The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the RISD directly. See the RISD bursar/financial aid page for more information.
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $42,600 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $56,400 for Rhode Island School of Design graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$42,600$43,900$41,800
7 Years After Graduation$38,100--
8 Years After Graduation$49,200--
9 Years After Graduation$47,300--
10 Years After Graduation$56,400$62,800$51,900
The next table compares the tuition & fees between Rhode Island School of Design and its similar schools. The similar schools are based on factors such as school type, level, and rivalry schools.
Tuition Comparison between Rhode Island School of Design and Similar Schools
In-StateOut-of-State
Rhode Island School of Design$56,290
Brown University$62,304
Johnson & Wales University-Providence$36,324
Providence College$55,988
Roger Williams University$39,594
Bryant University$47,782

Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees and Costs of Attendance

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How Much is the tuition for 4 years at RISD?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated tuition for 4 years at RISD is $238,804.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
Projected Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026Fall 2022$57,623$58,987$60,383$61,812$238,804
Class of 2027Fall 2023$58,987$60,383$61,812$63,275$244,457
Class of 2028Fall 2024$60,383$61,812$63,275$64,773$250,244
Class of 2029Fall 2025$61,812$63,275$64,773$66,307$256,168
Class of 2030Fall 2026$63,275$64,773$66,307$67,876$262,232
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated 4-years COA is $326,306.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at Rhode Island School of Design.
Four(4) Years of Costs of Attendance
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026Fall 2022$78,960$80,678$82,435$84,232$326,306
Class of 2027Fall 2023$80,678$82,435$84,232$86,070$333,416
Class of 2028Fall 2024$82,435$84,232$86,070$87,950$340,688
Class of 2029Fall 2025$84,232$86,070$87,950$89,872$348,125
Class of 2030Fall 2026$86,070$87,950$89,872$91,838$355,731
Last year, 35% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $205,406.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at Rhode Island School of Design.
Four(4) Years Costs of Attendance after Financial Aid
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026Fall 2022$48,735$50,453$52,210$54,007$205,406
Class of 2027Fall 2023$50,453$52,210$54,007$55,845$212,516
Class of 2028Fall 2024$52,210$54,007$55,845$57,725$219,788
Class of 2029Fall 2025$54,007$55,845$57,725$59,647$227,225
Class of 2030Fall 2026$55,845$57,725$59,647$61,613$234,831

Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2022 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Rhode Island School of Design.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Rhode Island School of Design 2022 Costs of Attendance
Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$56,290$2,700 $18,290
Graduate$56,290 $2,700$18,290

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