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Rhode Island Business Colleges

11 Colleges
4,946 Yearly Graduations
$123,343 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$40,867 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 4,946 students received a business degree from a college in Rhode Island, making it rank #40 in terms of graduations. Rhode Island colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $30,836 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $34,484 per year.

About 57% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $10,217 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
$46,863 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,674 students at Bryant in total, 3,281 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,255 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 59% are men and 41% are women.

58% of Bryant students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $16,038 a year. Bryant has a 2.2% 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 Bryant is $57,600.

#2

Johnson & Wales University - Providence

Providence, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
877 Yearly Degrees
$34,376 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Johnson & Wales University - Providence is 5,676, of which 5,120 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,604 are full-time. It takes the average JWU Providence undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,157 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from JWU Providence is $31,900.

#3

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island
Public Public vs. Private
715 Yearly Degrees
$15,004 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,649 students at URI in total, 14,904 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 12,712 are full-time. It takes the average URI undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $11,205 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from URI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Providence College

Providence, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
690 Yearly Degrees
$54,388 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,298 undergraduates at Providence, of which 4,098 are full-time, and there are 4,821 students altogether. It takes the average Providence undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Roughly 54% of students at Providence take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,119 a year. Providence has a 2.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Providence with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $48,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Rhode Island College

Providence, Rhode Island
Public Public vs. Private
350 Yearly Degrees
$10,260 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,072 students at RIC in total, 5,998 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,611 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

67% of RIC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,584 a year. RIC has a 8.6% 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 RIC is $33,600.

#6

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
319 Yearly Degrees
$60,584 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Brown University is 9,948, of which 6,792 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,605 are full-time. Brown has a freshman retention rate of 92%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

This a very selective school with only 8% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

13% of Brown students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,671 a year. Brown has a 2.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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
$36,826 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,702 students at RWU in total, 4,346 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,828 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at RWU is 4.1 years.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $13,549 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from RWU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 2,152 students at JWU Online in total, 1,318 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 419 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 36%. Of the accepted students, 27% are men and 71% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,500 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from JWU Online is $31,900.

#9

Salve Regina University

Newport, Rhode Island
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
242 Yearly Degrees
$42,920 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,771 students at Salve Regina in total, 2,150 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,084 are full-time. It takes the average Salve Regina undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Of the accepted students, 28% are men and 72% are women.

Roughly 77% of students at Salve Regina take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $12,236 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Salve Regina with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Community College of Rhode Island

Warwick, Rhode Island
Public Public vs. Private
199 Yearly Degrees
$4,806 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,684 students at CCRI in total, 5,821 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at CCRI take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,241 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.0% 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
$31,827 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,031 students at New England Tech in total, 1,843 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,579 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Around 73% of accepted students are men, and 27% are women.

Roughly 78% of students at New England Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,084 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.2% which is much lower than the average 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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