Rice Alumni are as diverse and unconventional as Rice students, dispersed among 54 states and territories and 107 countries, pursuing advanced degrees, establishing careers and starting their own businesses. A 2013 survey of alumnii reveals some interesting stats about alums: 

  • 73% have pursued an advanced degree; of those, 89% reported that Rice prepared them for graduate or professional school “Very well” or “More than adequately.”
  • 75% reported that Rice prepared them for their current career “Very well” or “More than adequately.”
  • Almost 80% volunteered in the past 12 months.
  • One in five are involved as entrepreneurs, either currently working at a start-up, leading their own business now or started one in the past.
  • 92% are satisfied overall with their undergraduate education at Rice, and 88% would encourage a current high school senior with similar traits as the alumnus to attend Rice.

Association of Rice Alumni

All alumni are members of the Association of Rice Alumni (ARA). The purpose of the ARA is to establish and maintain a continuing relationship between the university and its alumni. To achieve this purpose, the ARA sponsors programs that encourage intellectual stimulation and social interaction among alumni. It also offers ways for alumni to contribute to and share in the enhancement of the university. To learn more about the ARA, click here.


The 2013 Alumni Survey was administered by the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE) to the alumni of its member institutions in Spring 2013. The Rice undergraduate classes of 1993, 1998, 2003, and 2008 were surveyed online, with a response rate of 38%.  The 2016 Alumni Survey will be conducted in late Spring 2017.

Updated 2-24-2017