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Rhode Island Colleges

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

Rhode Island ranked #43 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2019. Around 22,628 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $29,920 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $32,876 a 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
$14,566 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,778 undergraduates at URI, of which 12,485 are full-time, and there are 17,777 students altogether. It takes the average URI undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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.

83% of URI students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,606 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.4% which is much lower than the average 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

The total student population at Brown University is 10,257, of which 7,043 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,735 are full-time. 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. Of the accepted students, 46% 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 1.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $52,500 during the early-career years.

#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 7,360 students at JWU Providence in total, 6,681 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,263 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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 average amount of student loans 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%!

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
$4,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,756 full-time undergraduates at CCRI, and 14,539 students altogether. 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
$9,578 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,766 students at RIC in total, 6,684 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,104 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at RIC is 4.8 years.

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

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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
1,476 Yearly Degrees
$52,438 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,132 undergraduates at Providence, of which 3,904 are full-time, and there are 4,674 students altogether. For undergraduates at Providence, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

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

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%!

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
$35,169 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,860 students at RWU in total, 4,537 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,962 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at RWU 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.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $12,567 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 2,596 undergraduates at New England Tech, of which 2,174 are full-time, and there are 2,763 students altogether. 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. 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
$45,395 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,788 students at Bryant in total, 3,499 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,453 are full-time. For undergraduates at Bryant, the average graduation time 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. Bryant has a 3.0% 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 $57,600 during the early-career years.

#10

Salve Regina University

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

There are 2,647 students at Salve Regina in total, 2,021 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,957 are full-time. 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 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 typical student loan amount is $9,580 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
714 Yearly Degrees
$52,860 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,994 undergraduates at RISD, of which 1,994 are full-time, and there are 2,467 students altogether. For undergraduates at RISD, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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.

Approximately 35% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,157 a year. RISD has a 3.1% 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.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
427 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Rhode Island is 512, which includes 512 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

82% of NETTTS students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,700 during the early-career years.

#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 1,508 students at JWU Online in total, 890 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 294 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 29% of students who apply get accepted. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,500 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 607 students at Lincoln Tech - Lincoln in total, 425 are full-time undergraduates. 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. Lincoln Tech - Lincoln has a 8.3% 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 Lincoln Tech - Lincoln is $23,400.

#15

Roger Williams University School of Law

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

Roger Williams University School of Law 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.

#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 149, which includes 144 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close 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 79 full-time undergraduates at MKG Beauty & Business, and 117 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans is $5,966 a year. MKG Beauty & Business has a 4.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#18

Paul Mitchell the School Rhode Island

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

The total student population at Paul Mitchell the School Rhode Island is 154, which includes 52 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Paul Mitchell the School Rhode Island. The freshman retention rate is 92%.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%!

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

There are 75 full-time undergraduates at Empire Beauty School-Warwick, and 92 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $16,200 during the early-career years.

#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 74, which includes 74 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

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

The total student population at MotoRing Technical Training Institute is 59, which includes 42 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%. Around 89% of accepted students 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

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