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Demographics of Online Students at URI

We compiled data from eCampus queries on the 1921 undergraduate students enrolled in one or more online courses in the Spring 2016 semester.

  • 61.4% of students were female.

Spring 2016 Ethnicity Race

“Not Specified” students, “American Indian/Alaskan Native” students, and “Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander” students were not included in the graph, but are listed in the table.

Table 1: Race/ Ethnicity demographics for online students in Spring 2016

Total Number Percentage
White 1329 69.2%
Hispanic/Latino 185 9.6%
Black/African American 128 6.7%
Asian 60 3.1%
American Indian / Alaskan Native 9 0.5%
Multiracial 58  3%
Not Specified 152  7.9%
Grand Total 1921  100%

 

The average age of undergraduate students in Spring 2016 was 22

Spring 2016 Age Groups

 

Table 2: Number of student age groups represented in pie chart

Total Number Percentage
17-22 1648 85.8%
23-30 216 11.2%
31+ 57 3%

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