The Best 4-Year Colleges in Rhode Island

Rhode Island College came in at the best-four year college in the state of Rhode Island according to a report released by

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Rhode Island School of Design earned the #9 spot on the list for its graduation and retention rates. The school also offers a three-year loan repayment rate.
Bryant University comes in at #8 for its high percentage of first-year students returning to continue their degree plans. They also have a high graduation rate.
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Johnson & Wales University takes the #7 spot for its affordable tuition and fees cost. The university also focuses on campus-based flexibility for its students.
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Providence College comes in at #6 for its tuition payment plans, credit for life experiences, and placement services for graduates. The school also charges less on average for necessary books and supplies.
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Roger Williams University earned the #5 spots for its online bachelor's degree program. The university offers the state's largest distance education degree catalog.
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Coming in at the #4 spot is Salve Regina University. The small school features one of the lowest average costs for books and supplies in the state. It also features the state's second-largest online course catalog.
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Brown University came in at #3 for its student success statistics. In addition, there are more than 214 degree programs offered.
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Coming in at #2 on the list, University of Rhode Island is the largest university in the state and offers affordable tuition as well as numerous in-class and online programs.
Rhode Island College earned the #1 spot on the list for its affordability. The college had the lowest raw cost of tuition and fees in the state as well as the most affordable out-of-pocket college costs.
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