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Average Tuition & Fees $26,840
($29,794)
Average Acceptance Rates 63.38 %
Total Student Population 79,048
Average Graduation Rates 72.40 %
Average Student To Faculty Ratio 12.09 to 1

Rhode Island Colleges Distribution

For academic year 2021-2022, 25 colleges and universities are active in Rhode Island - 3 public and 22 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)10 schools
4 Year or High13 schools
2-4 Year3 schools
Less than 2 year9 schools

2022 Average Key Statistics for Rhode Island Colleges

The average acceptance rate for Rhode Island colleges is 63.38% and the average graduation rate is 72.40% in academic year 2021-2022. Total 79,048 students including in both undergraduate and graduate programs have attended Rhode Island colleges and universities and the average students to faculty ratio is 12.09 to 1.
Next charts are illustrating the core statistics for colleges and universities located in Rhode Island.
[Chart] 2022 Rhode Island Colleges Academic Statistics
Average Transfer-out Rate for Rhode Island colleges is 14.2 %
Average Retention Rate for Rhode Island colleges is 78.15 %

2021-2022 Average Tuition & Fees For Rhode Island Colleges

For academic year 2021-2022, the average undergraduate tuition & fees for Rhode Island colleges are $29,794 for Rhode Island residents and $26,840 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its average tuition and fees are $20,524 for in-state students and $25,901 for out-of-state students.
Rhode Island 2021-2022 Average Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$29,794$26,840
Graduate$20,524$25,901
[Chart] Rhode Island State 2021-2022 Average Tuition & Fees

Offered Degree Programs at Rhode Island Colleges

Rhode Island colleges and universities are offering 1,307 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
One but less than two years certificate380
Associate's Degree1123
Two but less than four years certificate20
Bachelor's Degree60429
Post Bachelor's Degree6713
Master's Degree29829
Post Master's Degree120
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship1242
Doctor's degree - professional practice71
Doctor's degree - other20

Special Learning Opportunities at Rhode Island State

In Rhode Island, 1 colleges offer all programs online completely. 10 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 22 Schools
Undergraduate Online Classes10 out of 22 Schools
Graduate Online Classes10 out of 22 Schools
ROTC9 out of 22 Schools
Weekend/Evening College10 out of 22 Schools
Teacher certificate7 out of 22 Schools
Study Abroad11 out of 22 Schools