These are the best four year colleges in Rhode Island as ranked by CollegeSimply. This Rhode Island ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading the 2019 ranking as the best college in Rhode Island is Brown University.
|Rank||College||National Academic Rank1||National Selectivity Rank2||National Graduation Rank3|
|2||Rhode Island School of Design||164||100||78|
|4||University of Rhode Island||488||828||480|
|5||Rhode Island College||1,036||967||1,081|
|7||Salve Regina University||1,686||894||251|
|8||Roger Williams University||1,685||1,202||589|
|9||Johnson & Wales University Providence||1,683||1,351||837|