2021–2022 Impact Report

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2021–2022 Impact Report

Thanks to the generosity of our RISD community—alumni, families, 1877 Society members and friends like you—we’ve had another incredible year at RISD. We’re excited to share with you the impact you’ve made in the lives of our students and professors through your commitment to making RISD the best it can be.

Thank you for your continued support!

Your 2021–2022 academic year impact, by the numbers

Committed to student and financial aid, ensuring equal access for all students


Increased scholarship funding year over year


First-generation college students enrolled in the inaugural Pre-Orientation Program


First-year student retention rate


Graduation rate


New state-of-the-art output centers, providing students with the latest technology for printing and other output needs


Awarded to 590 Materials Fund applicant students across all disciplines and majors so they could fully engage in their courses


Raised in total by our community for the RISD Fund

$3.22 M