Graduate Program Overview

Rice University is a four-years, private (not-for-profit) school located in Houston, Texas. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $49,941. It offers ninety-five (95) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameRice University
TypeFour-years, Private (not-for-profit)
Address6100 S Main St, Houston, TX
Graduate School Students3,567 students
418 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)$49,941
Student to Faculty6:1 (16.67%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 95 Graduate Programs
57 Master's, 38 Doctorate

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 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 $49,941 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $1,942.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$1,942
Books & Supplies$1,300
Room & Board$14,800 (On-Campus) / $14,800 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,750 (On-Campus) / $2,750 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$68,791
Off-Campus Total$68,791
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
Tuition & Fees$38,381$38,438$49,403$47,913$49,941

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Rice University offers Masters, Doctorate graduate degree/certificate programs through 95 major areas - 57 Master's , 38 Doctorate . 929 students have been conferred Master's degree and 207 students have received Doctorate degree last year.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.
Natural Resources and Conservation
Computer and Information Sciences
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
Science Technologies/Technicians
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Computer and Information Sciences
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
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts

Graduate Student Population

Total 7,643 students enrolled in Rice University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 3,567 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 2,283 male and 1,284 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 3,196 full-time and 371 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 418 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 2,657 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students2,283
Women Students1,284
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students3,196
Part-time Students371
By race/ethnicity 1,304 White, 178 Black, and 379 Asian students are attending at Rice University. 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 races70
29 students are younger than 22 and 272 students are older than 65. The school has 2,325 students aged between 22 and 30 and 941 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under29
40 & Over272
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, 418 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 2,657 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment3,567
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses418
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses2,657
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses492
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses418
Texas Resident308
Other State In U.S.83
Outside of U.S.27

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