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 eight graduate programs: 56 Master's, 34 Doctorate, 16 Post-Bachelor's, 2 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 581 students have been conferred Master's degree and 269 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 Students2,999 students
313 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$15,964
Out-of-State$29,082
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 108 Graduate Programs
56 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 18 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 $763 for Rhode Island residents and $1,473 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$763$1,473
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 108 major areas - 56 Master's (2 online programs), 31 Doctorate , 16 Post-Bachelor'(3 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
Total581269921
Men22211041-
Women359159511
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.
Architecture
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
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
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 17,777 students enrolled in University of Rhode Island including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 2,999 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,220 male and 1,779 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,836 full-time and 1,163 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 313 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 63 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total2,999
Men Students1,220
Women Students1,779
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total2,999
Full-time Students1,836
Part-time Students1,163
By race/ethnicity 2,113 White, 88 Black, and 146 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
Total2,999
American Indian /
Native American
8
Asian146
Black88
Hispanic117
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
6
White2,113
Two or more races41
Un-Known191
491 students are younger than 22 and 373 students are older than 65. The school has 1,578 students aged between 22 and 30 and 557 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total2,999
21 & Under491
22-24808
25-29770
30-34363
35-39194
40 & Over373
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, 313 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 63 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment2,999
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses313
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses63
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses2,623
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses313
Rhode Island Resident174
Other State In U.S.130
Outside of U.S.2



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