Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at URI are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has low racial diversity. 29% percent of students are minorities or students of color.

Racial demographics of University of Rhode Island students
Race Percent of Students
White 71%
Black 5%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 1%
Race Unknown 7%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 32% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Rhode Island with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, URI has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Gender ratio of University of Rhode Island students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for University of Rhode Island students
Gender Number of Students
Men 7,672
Women 10,105

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

URI serves a high number of out-of-state students with 59% of the student body residing outside of Rhode Island or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Rhode Island students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 42%
Out of State 58%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$72,503 per year

24% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
17,777
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 7.3%
Part time Undergrads 8.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217484 IPEDS survey data for University of Rhode Island.