RISD Overview


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Located in Providence, Rhode Island, Rhode Island School of Design is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.

In the most recent statistical year 2,425 prospective students applied, and 902 were granted admission. Of those admitted 464 enrolled in the school. 2,481 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 0 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2015/2016, excluding room and board, is $45,530 plus fees of $310.

RISD is ranked 63 nationally in the tonbori.info 2016 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. The following statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Rhode Island School of Design. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Rhode Island School of Design is more effective than average at successfully graduating students.

4 Years

75% Received a Bachelor Degree in 4 years

5 Years

83% Received a Bachelor Degree in 5 years

6 Years

87% Received a Bachelor Degree in 6 years

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217493 IPEDS survey data for Rhode Island School of Design.

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