Fall 2017 Higher Education Profile - Rhode Island

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, Rhode Island was home to 12 regionally accredited post-secondary institutions during fall 2017. These 12 institutions enrolled 82,325 students in fall 2017: 71,401 in undergraduate programs and 10,924 in graduate programs. A total of 10,487 students attending post-secondary school in Rhode Island took at least one distance education course, representing 12.7 percent of the state's total student body. A total of 3,311 students were enrolled exclusively (100% online) in distance education courses with 1,649 (49.8%) of those residing in the state of Rhode Island.

The majority of institutions were private nonprofit: including 9 four-year schools. The state was also home to 2 public four-year schools and 1 public two-year school. Students enrolled in Rhode Island's higher education institutions were enrolled in bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees.

12 Degree Granting Institutions

 

82,325 Students Enrolled

 

10,487 Students Enrolled in Distance Education

Serving 82,325 students in fall 2017, the 12 regionally accredited, degree granting colleges and universities of Rhode Island offered academic choices for all types of students. Discover where your educational journey can begin with the institutions listed below. Our college and university listings are objective and focused on helping you achieve your educational or career goals. Whether you are searching for a public or private school with on-campus or online courses and an undergraduate or graduate degree, our list of regionally accredited colleges and universities in Rhode Island offers a comprehensive guide to the state's higher education options.

Featured Schools

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Regionally Accredited Public and Private Non-Profit Colleges and Universities in Rhode Island

Brown University
One Prospect Street
Providence, RI 2912 
Enrollment Range: 10,000 - 19,999
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Community College of Rhode Island
400 East Ave
Warwick, RI 02886-1807 
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Johnson & Wales University-Providence
8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903-3703 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
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Providence College
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI 02918-0001 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Rhode Island School of Design
2 College St
Providence, RI 02903-2784 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Salve Regina University
100 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, RI 02840-4192 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Bryant University
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917-1291 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Johnson & Wales University-Online
8 Abbott Park Pl
Providence, RI 2903 
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New England Institute of Technology
One New England Tech Boulevard
East Greenwich, RI 02818-1205 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Ave
Providence, RI 2908 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
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Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809-2921 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
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University of Rhode Island
Green Hall, 35 Campus Avenue
Kingston, RI 2881 
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