Rhode Island Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution

Cheapest Colleges in Rhode Island by In State Tution

Below is a college cost ranking of the 10 colleges in Rhode Island with the lowest in state tution. What is the cheapest college in Rhode Island? Rhode Island College tops the list with a tuition and fee total of $10,702. Note these costs do not include room and board or living expenses.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published price. 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 tution with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeSimply Best Value Colleges in Rhode Island list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

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.

List of Rhode Island Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution
School Tuition In State
Rhode Island College

Providence, RI

$10,702
University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI

$15,332
New England Institute of Technology

Warwick, RI

$32,807
Johnson & Wales University Providence

Providence, RI

$36,324
Roger Williams University

Bristol, RI

$39,594
Salve Regina University

Newport, RI

$44,200
Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

$47,782
Providence College

Providence, RI

$55,988
Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

$56,290
Brown University

Providence, RI

$62,304