Rhode Island Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Rhode Island by Out of State Tuition for 2023

Cheapest Colleges in Rhode Island by Out of State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university in Rhode Island but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Rhode Island for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 out of 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 out of state tuition list price for the 2021/2022 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Rhode Island? Leading the colleges list is Rhode Island College in Providence with an out of state tuition of $24,475.

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 Out of State Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#1 Rhode Island College

Providence, Public Not For Profit

$24,475 47 28
#2 New England Institute of Technology

Warwick, Private Not For Profit

$30,900 62 16
#3 University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Public Not For Profit

$31,272 62 71
#4 Johnson & Wales University Providence

Providence, Private Not For Profit

$35,750 NA NA
#5 Roger Williams University

Bristol, Private Not For Profit

$39,264 NA NA
#6 Salve Regina University

Newport, Private Not For Profit

$43,500 NA NA
#7 Bryant University

Smithfield, Private Not For Profit

$46,885 69 35
#8 Providence College

Providence, Private Not For Profit

$55,040 76 64
#9 Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, Private Not For Profit

$55,220 81 63
#10 Brown University

Providence, Private Not For Profit

$60,944 97 97