Most Affordable Colleges in Rhode Island for 2019

State of Rhode Island
Middle Class Affordability Rankings™
Which colleges are most affordable for Rhode Island residents? The answer may surprise you.

These rankings of the most affordable colleges for Rhode Island residents are based on the estimated net price for a "typical" middle class family living in the state of Rhode Island.

Note: Net price is the actual cost of the school paid by the student and family, after factoring in merit and grant aid from the college federal programs and work study. The net prices displayed in these rankings are College Raptor's estimates.
"Typical" Middle Class Family
Used in the net price estimates shown below
Number in Family
4
Number In College
1
Total Income
$80,000
Total Assets
$50,000


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Rank College Name Typical Net Price Sticker Price % Savings # Undergrads Est. Median SAT Acceptance Rate
1 Brown University $13,500 Image $72,900 81% 6,988 1,471 8.49%
2 Rhode Island College $17,400 Image $22,400 22% 7,077 990 73.59%
3 University of Rhode Island $21,000 Image $29,000 28% 15,107 1,160 70.06%
4 Salve Regina University $25,100 Image $51,900 52% 2,180 1,125 71.89%
5 Johnson & Wales University-Providence $27,000 Image $53,800 50% 7,710 920 87.53%
6 Providence College $29,800 Image $67,400 56% 4,079 1,279 51.52%
7 Roger Williams University $34,600 Image $52,600 34% 4,703 1,130 82.29%
8 New England Institute of Technology $38,500 Image $49,600 22% 2,658 N/A N/A
9 Bryant University $39,100 Image $62,400 37% 3,477 1,155 72.98%
9 Rhode Island School of Design $39,100 Image $70,400 44% 1,976 1,278 31.93%
School data from 2016-2017
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