College Costs in Rhode Island

The 2021 Directory of Rhode Island Colleges and Prices

Rhode Island Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2021

How much does it cost to attend college in Rhode Island?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Rhode Island was $33,594 for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is $18,929 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Rhode Island amongst the costliest as the most expensive and 52nd most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $1,498 from the 2018-2019 average of $32,096 and represents a 4.67% annual increase. The list of Rhode Island colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 11 colleges and universities in Rhode Island, the most popular being University of Rhode Island with 14,321 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $12,590. Brown University is the most expensive in Rhode Island with an in-state tuition of $57,112.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Rhode Island colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Rhode Island or cheap Rhode Island colleges guide.

<Academic 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 ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Rhode Island Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

$57,112 97 97
Bryant University

Smithfield, Rhode Island

$44,498 NA NA
Community College of Rhode Island

Warwick, Rhode Island

$4,284 NA NA
Johnson & Wales University Providence

Providence, Rhode Island

$33,054 NA NA
New England Institute of Technology

Warwick, Rhode Island

$29,100 53 11
Providence College

Providence, Rhode Island

$51,490 77 71
Rhode Island College

Providence, Rhode Island

$8,218 38 26
Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, Rhode Island

$51,800 81 64
Roger Williams University

Bristol, Rhode Island

$36,648 NA NA
Salve Regina University

Newport, Rhode Island

$40,750 NA NA
University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island

$12,590 61 59