Colleges in Rhode Island

Rhode Island has 10 private and 2 public 4-year colleges that enroll 114,790 freshman students every year. The average tuition of public colleges is $9,123 (for in-state students) and $22,949 (for out-of-state students). The private colleges charge around $35,625 per year in tuition regardless of residency.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, the state of Rhode Island provided $1,795,246 in financial aid to 2,244 students who enrolled in 4-year colleges for the first time as undergraduates, while the colleges themselves awarded $281,439,414 in grant and scholarships to 17,866 students.

Rhode Island receives 1% of the total pell grant allotment from the federal government. In 2016-2017 academic year, 6,222 4-year colleges freshmen were awarded a total amount of $27,599,968 in pell grant ($4,432 per student on average) and 15,730 students received a total amount of $89,567,574 in the form of student loan from the federal government ($5,611 per student on average).

4-year Colleges in Rhode Island

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Brown University

Location: Providence, RI

Private
not for profit
$25,264 $50,224 $50,224
9%
Bryant University

Location: Smithfield, RI

Private
not for profit
$36,490 $40,564 $40,564
67%
Johnson & Wales University-Online

Location: Providence, RI

Private
not for profit
$8,871 $14,823 $14,823
45%
Johnson & Wales University-Providence

Location: Providence, RI

Private
not for profit
$28,227 $30,396 $30,396
88%
New England Institute of Technology

Location: East Greenwich, RI

Private
not for profit
$28,183 $24,495 $24,495
Open admission
Providence College

Location: Providence, RI

Private
not for profit
$35,238 $46,080 $46,080
55%
Rhode Island College

Location: Providence, RI

Public $9,145 $7,118 $18,779
75%
Rhode Island School of Design

Location: Providence, RI

Private
not for profit
$39,389 $46,800 $46,800
34%
Roger Williams University

Location: Bristol, RI

Private
not for profit
$35,275 $29,976 $29,976
79%
Roger Williams University School of Law

Location: Bristol, RI

Private
not for profit
Salve Regina University

Location: Newport, RI

Private
not for profit
$30,905 $37,270 $37,270
68%
University of Rhode Island

Location: Kingston, RI

Public $18,391 $11,128 $27,118
73%

2-year Colleges in Rhode Island

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Community College of Rhode Island

Location: Warwick, RI

Public $5,632 $3,950 $11,180
Open admission
International Yacht Restoration School

Location: Newport, RI

Private
not for profit
$16,892 $42,850 $42,850
St Joseph School of Nursing

Location: North Providence, RI

Private
for profit
$26,794 $15,210 $15,210
Open admission

Vocational & Trade Schools in Rhode Island

College Name College Type Net Price Tuition and Fees Acceptance rate
Empire Beauty School-Warwick

Location: Warwick, RI

Private
for profit
$12,827 $17,250
Open admission
Lincoln Technical Institute-Lincoln

Location: Lincoln, RI

Private
for profit
$24,214 $16,298
Open admission
MKG Beauty & Business

Location: Cranston, RI

Private
for profit
$20,501 $13,660
Open admission
MotoRing Technical Training Institute

Location: East Providence, RI

Private
for profit
$16,310 $16,250
86%
New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Rhode Island

Location: Pawtucket, RI

Private
for profit
$10,867 $10,195
Open admission
Newport School of Hairdressing-Main Campus

Location: Pawtucket, RI

Private
for profit
Open admission
Paul Mitchell the School-Rhode Island

Location: Cranston, RI

Private
for profit
$17,586 $15,000
Open admission
Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute

Location: West Warwick, RI

Private
for profit
$20,889 $17,000
Open admission
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Cranston

Location: Cranston, RI

Private
for profit
$14,973 $16,125
Open admission