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 graduate programs: 52 Master's, 38 Doctorate programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 874 students have been conferred Master's degree and 207 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 Students3,132 students
44 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$47,913
Student to Faculty6:1 (16.67%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 90 Graduate Programs
52 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 $2,400.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Amounts
Tuition$47,306
Fees$607
Cost per Credit$2,400
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 90 major areas - 53 Master's (1 online programs), 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
Total874207--
Men597139--
Women27768--
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.
Engineering
Mathematics And Statistics
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
English Language And Literature
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Engineering Technology
Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Engineering
Computer And Information Sciences
History
Business
Visual And Performing Arts
Social Sciences
History
Business
Visual And Performing Arts
Social Sciences
Psychology
Physical Sciences
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics And Statistics
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
English Language And Literature
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Engineering Technology
Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Engineering
Education
Computer And Information Sciences
Architecture
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Social Sciences
Natural Resources And Conservation
Social Sciences
Psychology
Physical Sciences
Philosophy And Religious Studies

Graduate Student Population

Total 7,124 students enrolled in Rice University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 3,132 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,971 male and 1,161 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 2,866 full-time and 266 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 44 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total3,132
Men Students1,971
Women Students1,161
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total3,132
Full-time Students2,866
Part-time Students266
By race/ethnicity 1,144 White, 100 Black, and 289 Asian students are attending at Rice University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total3,132
American Indian /
Native American
3
Asian289
Black100
Hispanic187
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
3
White1,144
Two or more races47
Un-Known104
50 students are younger than 22 and 188 students are older than 65. The school has 2,172 students aged between 22 and 30 and 722 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total3,132
21 & Under50
22-24896
25-291,276
30-34529
35-39193
40 & Over188
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, 44 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 0 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment3,132
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses44
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses0
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses3,088
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses44
Texas Resident32
Other State In U.S.11
Outside of U.S.1



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