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Cheapest Colleges in Rhode Island by In State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in Rhode Island are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2016/2017 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Rhode Island? Leading the colleges list is Rhode Island College in Providence with an in state tuition of $7,118.

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 Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$7,118
In State Tuition
1) Rhode Island College
Providence, Public Not For Profit
32 73
$11,128
In State Tuition
2) University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Public Not For Profit
58 69
$24,495
In State Tuition
3) New England Institute of Technology
Warwick, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$29,976
In State Tuition
4) Roger Williams University
Bristol, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$30,396
In State Tuition
5) Johnson & Wales University Providence
Providence, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$37,270
In State Tuition
6) Salve Regina University
Newport, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$40,564
In State Tuition
7) Bryant University
Smithfield, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$46,080
In State Tuition
8) Providence College
Providence, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$46,800
In State Tuition
9) Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, Private Not For Profit
93 62
$50,224
In State Tuition
10) Brown University
Providence, Private Not For Profit
99 78