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Average Tuition & Fees $27,012
($29,721)
Average Acceptance Rates 61.08 %
Total Student Population 82,783
Average Graduation Rates 71.35 %
Average Student To Faculty Ratio 12.82 to 1

Rhode Island Colleges Distribution

For academic year 2020-2021, 24 colleges and universities are active in Rhode Island - 3 public and 21 private schools. Next table shows the number of schools by school type and level in Rhode Island.
Rhode Island College Distribution by Type and Level
Number of Schools
Public3 schools
Private (not-for-profit)12 schools
Private (for-profit)9 schools
4 Year or High13 schools
2-4 Year3 schools
Less than 2 year8 schools

2021 Average Key Statistics for Rhode Island Colleges

The average acceptance rate for Rhode Island colleges is 61.08% and the average graduation rate is 71.35% in academic year 2020-2021. Total 82,783 students including in both undergraduate and graduate programs have attended Rhode Island colleges and universities and the average students to faculty ratio is 12.82 to 1.
Next charts are illustrating the core statistics for colleges and universities located in Rhode Island.
[Chart] 2021 Rhode Island Colleges Academic Statistics
Average Transfer-out Rate for Rhode Island colleges is 11.857142857143 %
Average Retention Rate for Rhode Island colleges is 81.578947368421 %

2020-2021 Average Tuition & Fees For Rhode Island Colleges

For academic year 2020-2021, the average undergraduate tuition & fees for Rhode Island colleges are $29,721 for Rhode Island residents and $27,012 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its average tuition and fees are $20,448 for in-state students and $24,038 for out-of-state students.
Rhode Island 2020-2021 Average Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$29,721$27,012
Graduate$20,448$24,038
[Chart] Rhode Island State 2020-2021 Average Tuition & Fees

Offered Degree Programs at Rhode Island Colleges

Rhode Island colleges and universities are offering 1,249 programs through online and on-site education. Next table lists number of programs by offered degree.

Offered Programs at Rhode Island State
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less than one year certificate684
One but less than two years certificate340
Associate's Degree1075
Two but less than four years certificate20
Bachelor's Degree56929
Post Bachelor's Degree5813
Master's Degree26722
Post Master's Degree140
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship1231
Doctor's degree - professional practice50
Doctor's degree - other20

Special Learning Opportunities at Rhode Island State

In Rhode Island, 1 colleges offer all programs online completely. 9 colleges offer the undergraduate online programs and 10 colleges offer the graduate online programs. 9 colleges have the ROTC programs and 11 colleges offer the study abroad programs. Next table shows the number of Rhode Island schools which are offering special learning opportunities by category.

Special Learning Opportunities at Rhode Island State
Online Completely1 out of 24 Schools
Undergraduate Online Classes9 out of 24 Schools
Graduate Online Classes10 out of 24 Schools
ROTC9 out of 24 Schools
Weekend/Evening College10 out of 24 Schools
Teacher certificate7 out of 24 Schools
Study Abroad11 out of 24 Schools