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Rhode Island Business Colleges

11 Colleges
4,946 Yearly Graduations
$119,000 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$36,378 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Rhode Island ranked #40 in the nation for business degrees handed out in 2019. Around 4,946 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $29,750 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $33,244 a year.

About 64% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $9,095 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Bryant University

Smithfield, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
888 Yearly Degrees
$45,395 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,259 undergraduates at Bryant, of which 3,205 are full-time, and there are 3,640 students altogether. For undergraduates at Bryant, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 59% are men and 41% are women.

Roughly 63% of students at Bryant take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $12,945 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bryant is $57,600.

#2

Johnson & Wales University - Providence

Providence, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
877 Yearly Degrees
$33,054 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,695 students at JWU Providence in total, 6,123 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,767 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at JWU Providence is 4.2 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,201 a year. JWU Providence has a 7.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from JWU Providence with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island
Public Public vs. Private
715 Yearly Degrees
$14,566 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Rhode Island is 17,465, of which 14,548 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,596 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at URI is 4.4 years.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

83% of URI students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,606 a year. URI has a 4.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from URI is $39,400.

#4

Providence College

Providence, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
690 Yearly Degrees
$52,438 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Providence College is 4,618, of which 4,096 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,891 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Providence is 4.0 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 52%. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,710 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $48,700 during the early-career years.

#5

Rhode Island College

Providence, Rhode Island
Public Public vs. Private
350 Yearly Degrees
$9,578 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rhode Island College is 7,523, of which 6,432 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,942 are full-time. It takes the average RIC undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at RIC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,021 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from RIC is $33,600.

#6

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
319 Yearly Degrees
$58,404 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,160 undergraduates at Brown, of which 6,826 are full-time, and there are 10,333 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Brown is 4.1 years.

Only 8% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Roughly 25% of students at Brown take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,232 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Brown with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $52,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Roger Williams University

Bristol, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
305 Yearly Degrees
$35,169 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,838 students at RWU in total, 4,523 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,022 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

71% of RWU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $12,567 a year. RWU has a 2.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from RWU is $42,600.

#8

Johnson & Wales University - Online

Providence, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
301 Yearly Degrees
$13,365 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,070 undergraduates at JWU Online, of which 340 are full-time, and there are 1,752 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 29% of students who apply get accepted. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,500 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from JWU Online with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Salve Regina University

Newport, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
242 Yearly Degrees
$41,450 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,771 students at Salve Regina in total, 2,167 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,091 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Salve Regina is 4.1 years.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 29% are men and 71% are women.

Approximately 91% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,580 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Salve Regina is $44,400.

#10

Community College of Rhode Island

Warwick, Rhode Island
Public Public vs. Private
199 Yearly Degrees
$4,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,081 full-time undergraduates at CCRI, and 14,775 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,127 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CCRI is $26,000.

#11

New England Institute of Technology

East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
60 Yearly Degrees
$30,841 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,326 undergraduates at New England Tech, of which 2,031 are full-time, and there are 2,516 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 86% of students at New England Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,551 a year. New England Tech has a 1.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from New England Tech is $33,200.

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