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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 terms of yearly graduations, Rhode Island is ranked #43 in the country with 22,628 degrees handed out in 2019. Rhode Island colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $29,920 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $32,876 per year.

An estimated 66% of college students in Rhode Island take out loans, with the average 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
$13,734 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 18,089 students at URI in total, 12,629 of which 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%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 83% of students at URI take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,606 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,400 during the early-career years.

#2

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,296 Yearly Degrees
$57,112 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 10,095 students at Brown in total, 6,666 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Only 8% of students who apply get 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 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
$13,734 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 7,267 full-time undergraduates at JWU Providence, and 8,563 students altogether. 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.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,201 a year. JWU Providence has a 7.0% 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 $31,900 during the early-career years.

#4

Community College of Rhode Island

Warwick, Rhode Island
Public Public vs. Private
2,211 Yearly Degrees

There are 14,758 students at CCRI in total, 5,100 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 12% of students at CCRI take out loans to pay for college. 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
$7,722 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 5,461 full-time undergraduates at RIC, and 8,171 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at RIC is 4.8 years.

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. RIC has a 7.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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
$9,660 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Providence College is 4,646, of which 3,826 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

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 typical student loan amount is $10,710 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
1,153 Yearly Degrees
$15,768 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,042 full-time undergraduates at RWU, and 5,024 students altogether. For undergraduates at RWU, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

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

71% of RWU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $12,567 a year. RWU has a 2.7% 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 $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
$13,320 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.

Roughly 86% of students at New England Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,551 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$26,832 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Bryant University is 3,751, of which 3,418 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bryant is 4.1 years.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Around 59% of accepted students 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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $57,600 during the early-career years.

#10

Salve Regina University

Newport, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
944 Yearly Degrees
$10,890 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,823 students at Salve Regina in total, 2,087 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Salve Regina is 4.1 years.

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.

91% of Salve Regina students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,580 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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
$51,800 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Rhode Island School of Design is 2,440, of which 1,976 students 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.

About 32% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 30% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 35% of students at RISD take out loans to pay for college. 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

There are 427 full-time undergraduates at NETTTS, and 427 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Approximately 82% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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
$13,734 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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,900 during the early-career years.

#14

Lincoln Technical Institute-Lincoln

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

There are 433 full-time undergraduates at Lincoln Technical Institute-Lincoln, and 584 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 91% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,545 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Lincoln Technical Institute-Lincoln with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Roger Williams University School of Law

Bristol, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
136 Yearly Degrees
$17,842 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The student loan default rate of 2.7% 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.

#16

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Cranston

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

There are 127 full-time undergraduates at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Cranston, and 135 students altogether. 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

There are 114 students at Aveda Institute Rhode Island in total, 85 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

47% of Aveda Institute Rhode Island students take out loans to afford college costs. 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 224 students at Paul Mitchell the School-Rhode Island in total, 73 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

74% of Paul Mitchell the School-Rhode Island students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,752 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,200 during the early-career years.

#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 79, of which 61 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

95% of Empire Beauty School-Warwick students take out loans to afford college costs. 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

There are 94 full-time undergraduates at IYRS, and 94 students altogether. IYRS has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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

Roughly 68% of students at IYRS take out loans to pay for college. 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 14 full-time undergraduates at MTTI, and 14 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 89% are men and 11% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at MTTI take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from MTTI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

College-Unbound

Providence, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
11 Yearly Degrees

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