Graduate Programs Overview

Rice University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Houston, Texas. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $47,913 in average for all students.

It offers ninety-two graduate programs: 54 Master's, 38 Doctorate programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 906 students have been conferred Master's degree and 208 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameRice University
TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Address6100 S Main St, Houston, TX
Graduate School Students3,293 students
178 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$47,913
Student to Faculty6:1 (16.67%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 92 Graduate Programs
54 Master's

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Rice University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $47,913 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $2,380.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Amounts
Tuition$47,306
Fees$607
Cost per Credit$2,380
Books & Supplies$1,250
Room & Board$14,500 (On-Campus) / $14,500 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,700 (On-Campus) / $2,700 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$66,363
Off-Campus Total$66,363
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
Tuition & Fees$36,252$38,381$38,438$49,403$47,913

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Rice University offers Masters, Doctorate graduate degree/certificate programs through 274 major areas - 53 Master's , 37 Doctorate . 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
Total906208--
Men568125--
Women33883--
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.
Natural Resources And Conservation
Architecture
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Business
History
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Business
History
Natural Resources And Conservation
Architecture
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Business
History
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Business
History

Graduate Student Population

Total 7,282 students enrolled in Rice University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 3,293 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 2,065 male and 1,228 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 3,019 full-time and 274 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 178 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 4 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total3,293
Men Students2,065
Women Students1,228
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total3,293
Full-time Students3,019
Part-time Students274
By race/ethnicity 1,147 White, 108 Black, and 326 Asian students are attending at Rice University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total3,293
American Indian /
Native American
3
Asian326
Black108
Hispanic205
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
3
White1,147
Two or more races54
Un-Known93
67 students are younger than 22 and 200 students are older than 65. The school has 2,227 students aged between 22 and 30 and 799 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total3,293
21 & Under67
22-24973
25-291,254
30-34582
35-39217
40 & Over200
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Rice University, 178 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 4 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment3,293
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses178
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses4
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses3,111
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses178
Texas Resident122
Other State In U.S.50
Outside of U.S.6



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