Private Colleges in Rhode Island

The 2023 Directory of Rhode Island Private Colleges and Costs

Rhode Island Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

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 $45,937 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $2,881 from the 2019-2020 average of $43,056 and represents a 6.69% 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 10,256 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $60,944. Brown University is the most expensive private school in Rhode Island with an in-state tuition of $60,944.

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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Rhode Island Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

$60,944 97 97
Bryant University

Smithfield, Rhode Island

$46,885 69 35
Johnson & Wales University Providence

Providence, Rhode Island

$35,750 NA NA
New England Institute of Technology

Warwick, Rhode Island

$30,900 62 16
Providence College

Providence, Rhode Island

$55,040 76 64
Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, Rhode Island

$55,220 81 63
Roger Williams University

Bristol, Rhode Island

$39,264 NA NA
Salve Regina University

Newport, Rhode Island

$43,500 NA NA