Rice Voting Data
& Achievements

Voter registration among eligible students at Rice climbed from 76.5% in 2012 to 90% in 2020. During that same time span, the voting rate of registered students rose from 53.5% in the 2012 Presidential election to 86.6% in the 2020 Presidential election. How do Rice student voting rates compare to those at other campuses? Are Rice first years or seniors more likely to vote? Are Comp Sci or Architecture majors at Rice more likely to vote? Find the answers to these and other questions here:

Rice Student Voting Rates, 2020

Rice Student Voting Rates, 2014 & 2018

Rice Student Voting Rates, 2012 & 2016

2020 Awards and Recognition

The All In Campus Democracy Challenge awarded Rice a Gold Seal for our 2020 student voter participation rates. In the Athletics Awards ceremony, Rice University was the C-USA winner for ‘Highest Voter Registration,’ ‘Highest Voter Turnout,’ and ‘Best Action Plan.’ And student Mason Reece was named to the All In Campus Democracy Challenge Student Honor Roll for his many contributions to campus voting. RICEngaged coalition members also collaborated to host a student-run campus polling location at the Rice football stadium, and received recognition from the Mayor of Houston for their efforts.