Private Colleges in Rhode Island

The 2021 Directory of Rhode Island Private Colleges and Costs

Rhode Island Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2021

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 $43,056 for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is a change of $1,947 from the 2018-2019 average of $41,109 and represents a 4.74% 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 9,648 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $57,112. Brown University is the most expensive private school 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
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 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