Rhode Island Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend private college in Rhode Island?   The average annual in-state four year, not for profit private college tuition in Rhode Island was $39,700 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $2,882 from the 2015-2016 average of $36,818 and represents a 7.83% annual increase. The list of Rhode Island private colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 8 private colleges and universities in Rhode Island, the most popular being Brown University with 9,196 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $52,231. Brown University is the most expensive private school in Rhode Island with an in-state tuition of $52,231.

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.

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

Explore Rhode Island Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Brown University  Best Value
Providence, 9,196 Students
$52,231 99 78
Bryant University
Smithfield, 3,543 Students
$41,700 - -
Johnson & Wales University Providence
Providence, 8,666 Students
$31,158 - -
New England Institute of Technology
Warwick, 2,438 Students
$27,000 - -
Providence College  Best Value
Providence, 3,993 Students
$47,870 81 58
Rhode Island School of Design  Best Value
Providence, 2,477 Students
$48,110 92 61
Roger Williams University
Bristol, 4,331 Students
$31,152 - -
Salve Regina University
Newport, 2,165 Students
$38,386 - -