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13 Colleges
20,823 Yearly Graduations
$121,710 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$36,066 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2018, 20,823 students received a degree from a college in Rhode Island, making it rank #42 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $30,427 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $33,517 a year.

About 61% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $9,016 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island
Public Public vs. Private
4,465 Yearly Degrees
$13,226 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Rhode Island is 18,089, of which 12,629 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at URI is 4.4 years.

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

83% of URI students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,606 a year. URI has a 5.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from URI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,086 Yearly Degrees
$54,320 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 10,095 students at Brown in total, 6,666 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Brown is 4.1 years.

This a very selective school with only 8% of students getting accepted. 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 typical student loan amount is $8,232 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Brown is $52,500.

#3

Johnson & Wales University - Providence

Providence, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,865 Yearly Degrees
$12,636 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 8,563 students at JWU Providence in total, 7,267 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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

Roughly 83% of students at JWU Providence take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,201 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
1,944 Yearly Degrees

There are 5,100 full-time undergraduates at CCRI, and 14,758 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 typical student loan amount is $4,127 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% 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
1,739 Yearly Degrees
$7,326 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Rhode Island College is 8,171, of which 5,461 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

66% of RIC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,021 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from RIC is $33,600.

#6

Providence College

Providence, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,311 Yearly Degrees
$9,240 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,646 students at Providence in total, 3,826 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Providence undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

About 52% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Roughly 53% of students at Providence take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,710 a year. Providence has a 2.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Providence with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $48,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Roger Williams University

Bristol, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,190 Yearly Degrees
$15,119 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Roger Williams University is 5,024, of which 4,042 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average RWU undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Roughly 71% of students at RWU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $12,567 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 RWU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

New England Institute of Technology

East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,137 Yearly Degrees
$13,200 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at New England Institute of Technology is 2,793, of which 2,190 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

86% of New England Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,551 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from New England Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Bryant University

Smithfield, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,000 Yearly Degrees
$26,832 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,418 full-time undergraduates at Bryant, and 3,751 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

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.

63% of Bryant students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $12,945 a year. Bryant has a 2.3% 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
962 Yearly Degrees
$10,530 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,823 students at Salve Regina in total, 2,087 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Salve Regina undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Around 29% of accepted students are men, and 71% are women.

Roughly 91% of students at Salve Regina take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,580 a year. Salve Regina has a 3.7% 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 Salve Regina is $44,400.

#11

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
697 Yearly Degrees
$49,900 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,440 students at RISD in total, 1,976 of which are full-time undergraduates. RISD has a freshman retention rate of 95%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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

35% of RISD students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,157 a year. RISD has a 2.1% 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 RISD is $40,300.

#12

Johnson & Wales University - Online

Providence, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
294 Yearly Degrees
$13,350 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 212 full-time undergraduates at JWU Online, and 1,172 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 average amount of student loans is $9,500 a year. JWU Online has a 6.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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.

#13

Roger Williams University School of Law

Bristol, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
133 Yearly Degrees
$17,586 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The student loan default rate of 3.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Roger Williams University School of Law is $42,600.

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