RIC Demographics & Diversity

Providence, Rhode Island

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at RIC are primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 38% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Rhode Island College students
Race Percent of Students
White 62%
Black 8%
Hispanic 16%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 0%
Race Unknown 8%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 136% more female students than male students enrolled at Rhode Island College with a gender ratio of 70% women to 30% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, RIC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Rhode Island College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 30%
Women 70%
Enrollment by gender for Rhode Island College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,309
Women 5,457

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

RIC serves a very low number of students outside of Rhode Island, with 78 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Rhode Island College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 78%
Out of State 22%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$61,569 per year

54% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 24.5%
Part time Undergrads 23.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217420 IPEDS survey data for Rhode Island College.

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