Rhode Island In State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Rhode Island by In State Total Cost for 2023

Cheapest Colleges in Rhode Island by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Rhode Island these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. 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 in state total cost 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.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Rhode Island tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Rhode Island are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2021/2022 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Rhode Island? Leading the colleges list is Rhode Island College in Providence with an in state total cost of $25,064.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. 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 2021/2022 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021/2022 academic year.

Rhode Island's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 Rhode Island College

Providence, Public Not For Profit

$25,064 47 28
#2 University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Public Not For Profit

$30,200 62 71
#3 New England Institute of Technology

Warwick, Private Not For Profit

$50,453 62 16
#4 Johnson & Wales University Providence

Providence, Private Not For Profit

$56,336 NA NA
#5 Roger Williams University

Bristol, Private Not For Profit

$56,506 NA NA
#6 Salve Regina University

Newport, Private Not For Profit

$61,570 NA NA
#7 Bryant University

Smithfield, Private Not For Profit

$65,393 69 35
#8 Providence College

Providence, Private Not For Profit

$73,198 76 64
#9 Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, Private Not For Profit

$73,780 81 63
#10 Brown University

Providence, Private Not For Profit

$80,302 97 97