2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$20,496

Net Price

76%

Admitted

17%

Enrolled

69%

Graduation Rate

17/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

University of Rhode Island

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 17,511. In 2021, there were 288 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #2 in Rhode Island and ranks #441 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

288

Total Enrollment

17,511

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education

Ranking for University of Rhode Island

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#2

Rhode Island Rank

Combining ranking factors for 9 schools that offer psychology degrees in Rhode Island, University of Rhode Island ranks #2.

#441

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., University of Rhode Island ranks #441.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, University of Rhode Island offers General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers General Psychology. At the doctorate level Clinical Psychology and Counseling and Applied Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPhD
Clinical Psychology18
Counseling and Applied Psychology18
General Psychology2466
Total Graduates246636
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) – Clinical training programs at the master’s, doctoral, and postgraduate levels
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 25,105 students applied to the University of Rhode Island. The university admitted 76% and 17% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Rhode Island universities is 12,908. On average, all Rhode Island institutions admit 66% and 26% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of University of Rhode Island students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 85%. Compared to all Rhode Island four or more years colleges, the percentage is 73%.

The overall graduation rate for University of Rhode Island is 69%, compared to 74% for all Rhode Island universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare URI to Rhode Island Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of University of Rhode Island to the average of all Rhode Island four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

URI

25,105

Applicants

76%

Percent Admitted

17%

Percent Enrolled

85%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

69%

Graduation Rate

RI Colleges

12,908

Applicants

66%

Percent Admitted

26%

Percent Enrolled

73%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

74%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 779 or 68% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 370 or 32% part-time faculty members employed at University of Rhode Island. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 764 or 66%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

URI

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

68%

Percent Full-Time

32%

Percent Part-Time

66%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

RI Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

50%

Percent Full-Time

50%

Percent Part-Time

47%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at University of Rhode Island the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $13,250, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,250.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $14,454 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,868.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend University of Rhode Island in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for University of Rhode Island2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$13,618
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,496
Total Living Expenses$16,114
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$13,250
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,250
Total Undergraduate Expenses$30,614
In-State, Graduate Tuition$14,454
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,868
Total Graduate Expenses$16,322
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend University of Rhode Island is $20,496. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend University of Rhode Island presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$12,175$12,691
$30,001 – $48,000$13,601$13,601
$48,001 – $75,000$18,131$18,138
$75,001 – $110,000$22,796$22,762
$110,001 and more$26,551$27,506
US Department of Education

Compare University of Rhode Island to all Rhode Island universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

URI

$30,614

Cost to Attend

$12,192

Average Financial Aid

97%

Percent Receiving Aid

$20,496

Net Price

RI Colleges

$50,499

Cost to Attend

$19,330

Average Financial Aid

91%

Percent Receiving Aid

$26,546

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 3,181 or 97%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 12,010 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $12,192.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid12,010$12,192
Pell Grants3,345$4,941
Federal Student Loans7,258$6,213
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the University of Rhode Island to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

URI

12,010

Grant or Scholarship Aid

53%

Grants or Scholarships

3,345

Number of Pell Grants

15%

Pell Grants

7,258

Federal Student Loans

32%

Federal Student Loans

RI Colleges

4,733

Grant or Scholarship Aid

53%

Grants or Scholarships

1,717

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

2,501

Federal Student Loans

28%

Federal Student Loans

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