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Demographics of Online Students at URI

We compiled data from eCampus queries on the 1645 undergraduate students enrolled in one or more online courses in the Fall 2015 semester.

  • 63.5% of students were female.

“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 Fall 2015

Total Number Percentage
White 1116 67.8%
Hispanic/Latino 159 9.7%
Black/African American 94 5.7%
Asian 47 2.9%
Multiracial 57 3.5%
American Indian/ Alaska Native 5 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/ Other Pacific Islander 1 0.06%
Not Specified 166 10.04%
Grand Total 1645  100%

 

The average age of undergraduate students in Fall 2015 was 22

 

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

Total Number Percentage
17-22 1411 85.8%
23-30 159 9.7%
31+ 75 4.5%

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