Graduate Programs Overview

Rhode Island College is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Providence, Rhode Island. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $9,036 for Rhode Island residents and $16,884 for other students in average.

It offers sixty-nine graduate programs: 50 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 12 Post-Bachelor's, 5 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 250 students have been conferred Master's degree and 6 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameRhode Island College
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI
Graduate School Students1,082 students
7 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$9,036
Student to Faculty14:1 (7.14%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 69 Graduate Programs
50 Master's, 5 Doctorate, 17 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Rhode Island College with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Rhode Island residents, the tuition & fees are $9,036 and $16,884 for non-Rhode Island residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $429 for Rhode Island residents and $836 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$429$836
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$12,488 (On-Campus) / $13,670 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$1,440 (On-Campus) / $2,400 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$24,164$32,012
Off-Campus Total$26,306$34,154
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Rhode Island College offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 69 major areas - 38 Master's , 2 Doctorate , 12 Post-Bachelor', 4 Post-Master'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Human Services
Mathematics And Statistics
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
English Language And Literature
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Engineering Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
English Language And Literature
Work and Family Studies

Graduate Student Population

Total 7,766 students enrolled in Rhode Island College including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,082 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 229 male and 853 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 260 full-time and 822 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 7 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 26 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students229
Women Students853
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students260
Part-time Students822
By race/ethnicity 745 White, 63 Black, and 24 Asian students are attending at Rhode Island College. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races8
19 students are younger than 22 and 267 students are older than 65. The school has 517 students aged between 22 and 30 and 279 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under19
40 & Over267
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Rhode Island College, 7 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 26 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,082
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses7
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses26
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,049
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses7
Rhode Island Resident7
Other State In U.S.-
Outside of U.S.0

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