Rice Alumni are as diverse and unconventional as Rice students, dispersed among 54 U.S. states and territories and 108 countries, pursuing advanced degrees, establishing careers and starting their own businesses. A 2017 survey of alumnii reveals some interesting stats about alums 5 years and 10 years after graduating from Rice: 

  • 70% have pursued an advanced degree; of those, 88% reported that Rice prepared them for graduate or professional school “very well” or “more than adequately.”
  • 68% reported that Rice prepared them for their current career “very well” or “more than adequately.”
  • Almost 80% volunteered in the past 12 months.
  • 96% are satisfied overall with their undergraduate education at Rice, and 89% 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 2017 Alumni Survey was administered by the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE) to the alumni of its member institutions in Spring 2017. The Rice undergraduate classes of 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011 were surveyed online, with a response rate of 18%.  The 2021 Alumni Survey will be conducted in late Spring 2021.

Updated March 2018