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Best Colleges in Rhode Island

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Institutional Characteristics

The following table compares the basic academic information between best schools in Rhode Island. By school type, there are 2 public and 6 private schools in best schools in Rhode Island. By school level, all 8 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
Academic Comparison - Best Schools In Rhode Island
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 Brown UniversityProvidence, RIPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
2 Providence CollegeProvidence, RIPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
3 University of Rhode IslandKingston, RIPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
4 Rhode Island CollegeProvidence, RIPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
5 Bryant UniversitySmithfield, RIPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
6 Salve Regina UniversityNewport, RIPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
7 Roger Williams UniversityBristol, RIPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
8 Johnson & Wales University-ProvidenceProvidence, RIPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in Rhode Island is $34,026 for State residents and $41,899 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 67.88% and graduation rate is 73.50%. The following table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
Key Facts Comparison Between Best Schools In Rhode Island
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 Brown University $60,696 8% 95% 6:19,948
2 Providence College $54,388 54% 85% 11:14,821
3 University of Rhode Island $15,004 / $32,578 76% 71% 16:117,649
4 Rhode Island College $10,260 / $24,735 81% 46% 14:17,072
5 Bryant University $46,863 76% 82% 13:13,674
6 Salve Regina University $42,920 75% 76% 13:12,771
7 Roger Williams University $38,274 86% 69% 14:14,702
8 Johnson & Wales University-Providence $34,736 87% 64% 18:15,676
Average$34,026 / $41,89967.88%73.50%13.13:17,039
The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in Rhode Islandand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.