Rhode Island College

Providence, RI 02908

Rhode Island College is one of the two public 4-year colleges in Rhode Island. Its campus is medium in size and located in a suburb in Providence. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,040 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 780 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 75%).

Every year 46% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

RIC's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $7,637, and fees were $1,139. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $20,150 and $1,139 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 23 161
Master's degree 2 14
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 5

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1958 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/25/2009 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
05/01/1962 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT880 to 1090
ACT15 to 22
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$339/credit
In State Students$339/credit
Out of State Students$779/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$399/credit
In State Students$399/credit
Out of State Students$777/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $15,255 $15,255 $35,055
ADN 70 $23,730 $23,730 $54,530
BSN 125 $42,375 $42,375 $97,375
FNP 50 $19,950 $19,950 $38,850
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 88% of Rhode Island College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 54% $4,517
Other Federal Grant 41% $428
State Grant & Scholarships 1% $6,168
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 42% $4,571
Federal Student Loans 66% $4,914
Private Loans 10% $10,582


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$7,602
$30,001 to $48,000$8,200
$48,001 to $75,000$11,009
$75,001 to $110,000$13,968
Over $110,000$15,107

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Rhode Island state board of nursing.

Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Ave
Providence, RI 02908

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