Rhode Island Best Colleges Comparison

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Colleges In Rhode Island Statistics

There are 25 colleges in Rhode Island - 3 public and 22 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $26,932 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $24,052. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,224 and the average acceptance rate is 64% for Rhode Island Best Colleges Comparison.
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2019-2020 Colleges In Rhode Island Statistics
Top 8 colleges in Rhode IslandAll colleges in Rhode Island
Number of Schools8 schools
(2 public, 6 private)
25 schools
(3 public, 22 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$12,632 (in-state)
$41,659 (out-of-state)
$10,023 (in-state)
$26,932 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$12,500 (in-state)
$23,293 (out-of-state)
$12,500 (in-state)
$24,052 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$21,678$12,177
Test Scores1,229 SAT, 28 ACT 1,224 SAT, 27 ACT
Acceptance Rate67.88% 64.23%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)23.63% 34.31%
Population56,31379,070
Undergraduate46,88967,589
Graduate9,42411,481
Graduation Rate73.50%72.40%
Transfer-out Rate18.67%14.20%
Students to Faculty Ratio13.13 to 111.88 to 1

Top Colleges In Rhode Island Comparison

Next table lists the top 8 colleges in Rhode Island for academic year 2019-2020. Brown University ranked top in the Rhode Island Best Colleges Comparison and Providence College and University of Rhode Island follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $41,659 for undergraduate programs $23,293 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Rhode Island is 1,229 and the acceptance rate is 67.88%. The average students to faculty ratio is 13.13 to 1 for top colleges in Rhode Island. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in Rhode Island Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Brown University
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Private, 4 yearsProvidence, RI
$60,584 $47,590 9,9488% 1,500 SAT
34 ACT
6 to 1
2 Providence College
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Private, 4 yearsProvidence, RI
$54,388 $29,938 4,82154% 1,285 SAT
29 ACT
11 to 1
3 University of Rhode Island
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Public, 4 yearsKingston, RI
$32,578
($15,004)
$11,835 17,64976% 1,175 SAT
26 ACT
17 to 1
4 Rhode Island College
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Public, 4 yearsProvidence, RI
$24,735
($10,260)
$5,674 7,07281% 985 SAT
22 ACT
14 to 1
5 Bryant University
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Private, 4 yearsSmithfield, RI
$46,863 $21,432 3,67476% 1,200 SAT
28 ACT
13 to 1
6 Salve Regina University
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Private, 4 yearsNewport, RI
$42,920 $23,318 2,77175% - 13 to 1
7 Roger Williams University
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Private, 4 yearsBristol, RI
$36,826 $14,592 4,70286% - 15 to 1
8 Johnson & Wales University-Providence
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Private, 4 yearsProvidence, RI
$34,376 $19,041 5,67687% - 16 to 1
Average$41,659
($12,632)
$21,678 56,31367.88% 1,229 SAT 13.13 to 1
*Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020