Rhode Island In State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Rhode Island by In State Tuition for 2022

Cheapest Colleges in Rhode Island by In State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in Rhode Island are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2020/2021 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Rhode Island? Leading the colleges list is Rhode Island College in Providence with an in state tuition of $8,835.

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

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

Providence, Public Not For Profit

$8,835 47 28
#2 University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Public Not For Profit

$12,922 60 68
#3 New England Institute of Technology

Warwick, Private Not For Profit

$30,000 NA NA
#4 Johnson & Wales University Providence

Providence, Private Not For Profit

$34,376 NA NA
#5 Roger Williams University

Bristol, Private Not For Profit

$37,944 NA NA
#6 Salve Regina University

Newport, Private Not For Profit

$42,220 NA NA
#7 Bryant University

Smithfield, Private Not For Profit

$45,966 68 32
#8 Providence College

Providence, Private Not For Profit

$53,440 78 70
#9 Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, Private Not For Profit

$53,820 80 62
#10 Brown University

Providence, Private Not For Profit

$59,254 97 97