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22 Colleges
22,628 Yearly Graduations
$119,681 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$34,163 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 22,628 students received a degree from a college in Rhode Island, making it rank #43 in terms of graduations. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $29,920 per year to get their degree at a college in Rhode Island, while out of state students will pay an average of $32,876 per year.

About 66% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $8,541 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island
Public Public vs. Private
4,586 Yearly Degrees
$14,566 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Rhode Island is 17,465, of which 14,548 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,596 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,606 a year. URI has a 4.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from URI is $39,400.

#2

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,296 Yearly Degrees
$58,404 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,160 undergraduates at Brown, of which 6,826 are full-time, and there are 10,333 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Brown is 98%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The acceptance rate at Brown is 8%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Roughly 25% of students at Brown take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,232 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Brown with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $52,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Johnson & Wales University - Providence

Providence, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,496 Yearly Degrees
$33,054 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,695 students at JWU Providence in total, 6,123 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,767 are full-time. For undergraduates at JWU Providence, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

83% of JWU Providence students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,201 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from JWU Providence is $31,900.

#4

Community College of Rhode Island

Warwick, Rhode Island
Public Public vs. Private
2,211 Yearly Degrees
$4,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,081 full-time undergraduates at CCRI, and 14,775 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

12% of CCRI students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,127 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,000 during the early-career years.

#5

Rhode Island College

Providence, Rhode Island
Public Public vs. Private
1,793 Yearly Degrees
$9,578 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rhode Island College is 7,523, of which 6,432 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,942 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at RIC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,021 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from RIC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Providence College

Providence, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,476 Yearly Degrees
$52,438 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Providence College is 4,618, of which 4,096 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,891 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Providence is 92%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 52%. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

53% of Providence students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,710 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $48,700 during the early-career years.

#7

Roger Williams University

Bristol, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,153 Yearly Degrees
$35,169 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Roger Williams University is 4,838, of which 4,523 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,022 are full-time. It takes the average RWU undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $12,567 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,600 during the early-career years.

#8

New England Institute of Technology

East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,104 Yearly Degrees
$30,841 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,516 students at New England Tech in total, 2,326 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,031 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 86% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,551 a year. New England Tech has a 1.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from New England Tech is $33,200.

#9

Bryant University

Smithfield, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,091 Yearly Degrees
$45,395 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,640 students at Bryant in total, 3,259 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,205 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Bryant is 90%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Of the accepted students, 59% are men and 41% are women.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $12,945 a year. Bryant has a 3.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bryant is $57,600.

#10

Salve Regina University

Newport, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
944 Yearly Degrees
$41,450 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Salve Regina University is 2,771, of which 2,167 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,091 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Salve Regina is 4.1 years.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 29% of accepted students are men, and 71% are women.

Approximately 91% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,580 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,400 during the early-career years.

#11

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
714 Yearly Degrees
$52,860 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rhode Island School of Design is 2,501, of which 2,009 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,009 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 32%. Of the accepted students, 30% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 35% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,157 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from RISD with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
427 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Rhode Island is 478, which includes 478 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Roughly 82% of students at NETTTS take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,256 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NETTTS with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Johnson & Wales University - Online

Providence, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
391 Yearly Degrees
$13,365 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,070 undergraduates at JWU Online, of which 340 are full-time, and there are 1,752 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 29%. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

67% of JWU Online students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,500 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from JWU Online with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Lincoln Technical Institute - Lincoln

Lincoln, Rhode Island
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
369 Yearly Degrees

There are 678 students at Lincoln Tech - Lincoln in total, 472 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

91% of Lincoln Tech - Lincoln students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,545 a year. Lincoln Tech - Lincoln has a 8.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,400 during the early-career years.

#15

Roger Williams University School of Law

Bristol, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
136 Yearly Degrees

The student loan default rate of 2.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Roger Williams University School of Law with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Cranston

Cranston, Rhode Island
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
101 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Cranston is 128, which includes 126 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 80% of students at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Cranston take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,726 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

#17

MKG Beauty & Business

Cranston, Rhode Island
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
92 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at MKG Beauty & Business is 115, which includes 79 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,966 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#18

Paul Mitchell the School Rhode Island

Cranston, Rhode Island
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
78 Yearly Degrees

There are 73 full-time undergraduates at Paul Mitchell the School Rhode Island, and 178 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,752 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Paul Mitchell the School Rhode Island is $19,200.

#19

Empire Beauty School-Warwick

Warwick, Rhode Island
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
59 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Empire Beauty School-Warwick is 69, which includes 59 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 95% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,900 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Empire Beauty School-Warwick with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $16,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

International Yacht Restoration School

Newport, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
57 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at International Yacht Restoration School is 66, which includes 66 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 98% are men and 2% are women.

68% of IYRS students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,657 a year.

#21

MotoRing Technical Training Institute

East Providence, Rhode Island
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
43 Yearly Degrees

There are 73 students at MTTI in total, 61 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Of the accepted students, 89% are men and 11% are women.

57% of MTTI students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,816 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MTTI is $26,300.

#22

College Unbound

Providence, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
11 Yearly Degrees
$10,112 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at College Unbound is 163, which includes 78 full-time undergraduates.

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