Graduate Programs Overview

University of Rhode Island is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Kingston, Rhode Island. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $15,964 for Rhode Island residents and $29,082 for other students in average.

It offers one hundred -one graduate programs: 52 Master's, 37 Doctorate, 20 Post-Bachelor's, 2 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 603 students have been conferred Master's degree and 257 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameUniversity of Rhode Island
TypePublic, 4 or more years
AddressGreen Hall, 35 Campus Avenue, Kingston, RI
Graduate School Students2,745 students
777 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$15,964
Out-of-State$29,082
Student to Faculty17:1 (5.88%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 111 Graduate Programs
52 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 22 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at University of Rhode Island 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 $15,964 and $29,082 for non-Rhode Island residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $783 for Rhode Island residents and $1,512 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$14,096$27,214
Fees$1,868$1,868
Cost per Credit$783$1,512
Books & Supplies$1,250
Room & Board$13,352 (On-Campus) / $10,486 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,446 (On-Campus) / $4,496 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$33,012$46,130
Off-Campus Total$32,196$45,314
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$13,362$14,304$14,924$15,514$15,964
Out-of-State$25,772$26,814$27,552$28,292$29,082

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

University of Rhode Island offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 329 major areas - 51 Master's (4 online programs), 31 Doctorate , 19 Post-Bachelor'(2 online programs), 1 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
Total603257943
Men2469436-
Women357163583
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.
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences
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Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
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Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Agriculture
Natural Resources And Conservation
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Library Science
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
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Human Services
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Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
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Agriculture
Architecture
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Library Science
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Agriculture
Natural Resources And Conservation
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Library Science
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Natural Resources And Conservation
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
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Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
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Graduate Student Population

Total 17,649 students enrolled in University of Rhode Island including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 2,745 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,071 male and 1,674 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,677 full-time and 1,068 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 777 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 1,011 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total2,745
Men Students1,071
Women Students1,674
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total2,745
Full-time Students1,677
Part-time Students1,068
By race/ethnicity 1,618 White, 65 Black, and 104 Asian students are attending at University of Rhode Island. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total2,745
American Indian /
Native American
6
Asian104
Black65
Hispanic93
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
3
White1,618
Two or more races39
Un-Known553
269 students are younger than 22 and 387 students are older than 65. The school has 1,564 students aged between 22 and 30 and 525 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total2,745
21 & Under269
22-24871
25-29693
30-34336
35-39189
40 & Over387
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At University of Rhode Island, 777 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 1,011 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment2,745
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses777
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses1,011
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses957
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses777
Rhode Island Resident512
Other State In U.S.232
Outside of U.S.33



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