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Cheapest Colleges in Rhode Island by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Rhode Island these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Rhode Island list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Rhode Island tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Rhode Island are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2016/2017 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Rhode Island? Leading the colleges list is Rhode Island College in Providence with an in state total cost of $20,200.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Rhode Island's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$20,200
In State Total Cost
1) Rhode Island College
Providence, Public Not For Profit
32 73
$26,362
In State Total Cost
2) University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Public Not For Profit
58 69
$39,312
In State Total Cost
3) New England Institute of Technology
Warwick, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$44,918
In State Total Cost
4) Johnson & Wales University Providence
Providence, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$48,086
In State Total Cost
5) Roger Williams University
Bristol, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$52,870
In State Total Cost
6) Salve Regina University
Newport, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$57,237
In State Total Cost
7) Bryant University
Smithfield, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$61,700
In State Total Cost
8) Providence College
Providence, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$62,660
In State Total Cost
9) Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, Private Not For Profit
93 62
$66,106
In State Total Cost
10) Brown University
Providence, Private Not For Profit
99 78