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Cheapest Colleges in Rhode Island by Out of State Tuition

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 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 out of 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 out of state tuition list price for the 2017/2018 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Rhode Island? Leading the colleges list is Rhode Island College in Providence with an out of state tuition of $20,150.

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 Tuition
Out of State Tuition College Rating $Value
$20,150
Out of State Tuition
1) Rhode Island College
Providence, Public Not For Profit
29 71
$27,000
Out of State Tuition
2) New England Institute of Technology
Warwick, Private Not For Profit
- -
$28,252
Out of State Tuition
3) University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Public Not For Profit
61 71
$31,152
Out of State Tuition
4) Roger Williams University
Bristol, Private Not For Profit
- -
$31,158
Out of State Tuition
5) Johnson & Wales University Providence
Providence, Private Not For Profit
- -
$38,386
Out of State Tuition
6) Salve Regina University
Newport, Private Not For Profit
- -
$41,700
Out of State Tuition
7) Bryant University
Smithfield, Private Not For Profit
- -
$47,870
Out of State Tuition
8) Providence College
Providence, Private Not For Profit
81 58
$48,110
Out of State Tuition
9) Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, Private Not For Profit
92 61
$52,231
Out of State Tuition
10) Brown University
Providence, Private Not For Profit
99 78