Rhode Island College (RIC)

Rhode Island College was established in 1854 with the purpose of preparing future teachers. Through its five academic schools, RIC awards undergraduate and graduate degrees in many fields of study. Popular majors include Education, Business and Psychology. At Rhode Island College, they believe that the educational experience happens both in and out of the classroom. RIC hosts various activities and programs through its many student groups and organizations. At the Harambee Step Explosion, black students stomp the yard and walk the catwalk at the Urban Sensations Fashion Show. Cape Verdean students promote their culture and support one another in the Cape Verdean Students’ Association. Rhode Island College is committed to providing it students the best education in the region. RIC provides a campus community that respects its students’ diversity and values academic excellence. 

Location: Providence RI

Type of Institution: Four-year, public research university

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $3,799

     • Out-of-State: $9,148

Size: 9,000+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 7%

Percentage of Men: 35%

Percentage of Women: 65%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 15:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Colleges/Schools: Arts and Sciences, Education and Human Development, Management, Nursing, Social Work

Housing: On-campus housing provided


     • Greek: Iota Phi Theta

     • Others: National Black Law Students Association

City Life: Festivals (First Works Festival), museums, parks, outdoor art (Fire Water), yachts, free art gallery tours 

Website: http://www.ric.edu/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rhodeislandcollege

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RICtalk