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Cheapest Colleges in Rhode Island by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Rhode Island but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Rhode Island for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 out of 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 out of state total cost list price for the 2017/2018 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 out of state total cost of $34,025.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Rhode Island's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Total Cost
Out of State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$34,025
Out of State Total Cost
1) Rhode Island College
Providence, Public Not For Profit
29 71
$41,817
Out of State Total Cost
2) New England Institute of Technology
Warwick, Private Not For Profit
- -
$43,694
Out of State Total Cost
3) University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Public Not For Profit
61 71
$46,817
Out of State Total Cost
4) Johnson & Wales University Providence
Providence, Private Not For Profit
- -
$49,800
Out of State Total Cost
5) Roger Williams University
Bristol, Private Not For Profit
- -
$54,446
Out of State Total Cost
6) Salve Regina University
Newport, Private Not For Profit
- -
$58,504
Out of State Total Cost
7) Bryant University
Smithfield, Private Not For Profit
- -
$63,984
Out of State Total Cost
8) Providence College
Providence, Private Not For Profit
81 58
$64,120
Out of State Total Cost
9) Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, Private Not For Profit
92 61
$69,010
Out of State Total Cost
10) Brown University
Providence, Private Not For Profit
99 78