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Number of
4-year colleges in Rhode Island

59,372

Students attending
4-year colleges in Rhode Island

$31,881

Average
in-state tuition

$34,496

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in Rhode Island 2019

Brown University

Providence, RI

9 Forbes
The mission of Brown University is to serve the community, the nation, and the world by discovering, communicating, and preserving knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry, and by educating and preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation. We do this through a partnership of students and teachers in a

Best colleges in Rhode Island 2019

Brown University

Providence, RI

Total undergraduates: 6,988
Acceptance rate: 8%
Average annual cost: $25,651
Average salary: $63,100
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Best colleges in Rhode Island 2019

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

183 Forbes

Best colleges in Rhode Island 2019

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

Total undergraduates: 3,477
Acceptance rate: 72%
Average annual cost: $34,663
Average salary: $66,200
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Best colleges in Rhode Island 2019

Empire Beauty School-Providence

Providence, RI

Best colleges in Rhode Island 2019

Empire Beauty School-Providence

Providence, RI

Total undergraduates: 252
Acceptance rate: -
Average annual cost: $13,066
Average salary: $21,000
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Best colleges in Rhode Island 2019

Johnson & Wales University - Providence

Providence, RI

Best colleges in Rhode Island 2019

Johnson & Wales University - Providence

Providence, RI

Total undergraduates: 7,710
Acceptance rate: 87%
Average annual cost: $27,165
Average salary: $36,600
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Best colleges in Rhode Island 2019

Providence College

Providence, RI

151 Forbes

Best colleges in Rhode Island 2019

Providence College

Providence, RI

Total undergraduates: 4,079
Acceptance rate: 51%
Average annual cost: $36,099
Average salary: $60,700
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Best colleges in Rhode Island 2019

Rhode Island College

Providence, RI

593 Forbes

Best colleges in Rhode Island 2019

Rhode Island College

Providence, RI

Total undergraduates: 7,077
Acceptance rate: 73%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $39,600
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Best colleges in Rhode Island 2019

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

103 Forbes

Best colleges in Rhode Island 2019

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

Total undergraduates: 1,976
Acceptance rate: 31%
Average annual cost: $39,777
Average salary: $46,800
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Best colleges in Rhode Island 2019

Roger Williams University

Bristol, RI

421 Forbes

Best colleges in Rhode Island 2019

Roger Williams University

Bristol, RI

Total undergraduates: 4,703
Acceptance rate: 82%
Average annual cost: $36,862
Average salary: $48,900
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Best colleges in Rhode Island 2019

Salve Regina University

Newport, RI

Best colleges in Rhode Island 2019

Salve Regina University

Newport, RI

Total undergraduates: 2,180
Acceptance rate: 71%
Average annual cost: $33,997
Average salary: $50,700
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Best colleges in Rhode Island 2019

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI

452 Forbes

Best colleges in Rhode Island 2019

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI

Total undergraduates: 15,107
Acceptance rate: 70%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $49,800
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Our Methodology

We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

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