Rhode Island College is a public college located in North Providence, Rhode Island in the Providence Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,598 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Rhode Island College acceptance rate is 75%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 47% of students, Rhode Island College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,700.
Rhode Island College Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.74 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 responses
Most Popular Majors
Social Work and Youth Services108 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies93 Graduates
Early Childhood Education53 Graduates
Healthcare Management44 Graduates
Elementary Education41 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.76 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.96 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.42 responses
Rhode Island College Reviews
I love Rhode Island College. Beautiful campus and always ready to help staff made me feel that this was a place where I could learn, improve myself, and earn a better education than in my home country, Poland. I took eight incredible classes, and I liked all of them, with no exception! Moreover, all of my professors gave me support during my first year and made sure that I was on the right track, which was very important to me, as an international student. I wish there were more scholarships for students like me, who are struggling with out-of-state tuition.
Rhode Island College has been such an amazing experience. Although it is a small commuter school, they have plenty of activities and student organizations to be involved in. I completed my undergraduate degree in the Feinstein School of Education and am now continuing onto my graduate degree in Social Work. I suggest taking advantage of professors office hours and spent time on campus! Also, Learning 4 Life (L4L) and ALLIED (leadership course)
I’m a junior in the nursing program at RIC. RIC has one of the best nursing schools in New England, it’s hard work but it’s worth it in the end. The nursing professors are amazing! They’re always willing to help and give extra help if needed. They know what they’re doing making the program 100% better, and they want their students to succeed.