University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI 02881
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University of Rhode Island is one of the two public 4-year colleges in Rhode Island. The campus is located in a suburb, in Kingston.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 18,089 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 3,171 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 2,695 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 85%). Every year 66% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

University of Rhode Island's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $12,002, and fees were $1,790. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $28,252 and $1,790 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students18,089
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate85%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 21 212
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 2
Master's degree 2 23
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 2
Doctor's degree - other 1 5

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1930 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
09/06/1991 - 05/31/2007
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
09/22/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1050 to 1230
ACT22 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) 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 $65
Graduates $65

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$500/credit
In State Students$500/credit
Out of State Students$1,177/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$706/credit
In State Students$706/credit
Out of State Students$1,401/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 $22,500 $22,500 $52,965
ADN 70 $35,000 $35,000 $82,390
BSN 125 $62,500 $62,500 $147,125
FNP 50 $35,300 $35,300 $70,050
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, 94% of University of Rhode Island's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 24% $4,544
Other Federal Grant 1% $1,249
State Grant & Scholarships 24% $824
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 86% $9,351
Federal Student Loans 80% $5,455
Private Loans 6% $14,624


Average Net Price
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$12,918
$30,001 to $48,000$14,907
$48,001 to $75,000$19,633
$75,001 to $110,000$22,723
Over $110,000$25,234

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Rhode Island state board of nursing.
University of Rhode Island
Green Hall, 35 Campus Avenue
Kingston, RI 02881

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