To identify the Best Colleges in Rhode Island for 2019 we averaged the results from the most respected college ranking systems (Niche.com + US News & World Report) from around the web to produce an entirely unique CollegeReviews Score for each school. And then ordered the schools based on that ranking. You won’t find a more exhaustive ranking of the best colleges and universities in Rhode Island anywhere.

About The Best Colleges In Rhode Island

There are currently 12 accredited, degree-granting institutions operating in the state, including two research universities, a community college, and a school of art.

The state’s three public institutions are administered by the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education. The state operates two public universities, the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College, as well as the Community College of Rhode Island, which offers degrees at six locations.

The Naval War College, operated by the federal United States Navy, is located in Newport. The oldest school in the state is Brown University, a member of the Ivy League and the only Rhode Island institution founded before the American Revolution.

Regional Information about Rhode Island

Regional Information About Rhode Island
Major Cities: Providence, Newport, Worwick.
Attractions: The Breakers, Newport, Cliff Walk, Newport, The Elms, Newport
Cost of Living: Best Places Rhode Island Cost of Living
Popular Schools: Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence College

About Our Methodology

Our methodology for determining the best colleges in Rhode Island takes both editorial rankings from US News & World Report, Times Higher Education and combines it with student rankings from Niche.com. We weight student rankings higher giving them about a 80% weighted score vs editorial rankings. Thus creating a more accurate viewpoint of the best colleges in any given state.

  1. Brown University
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  2. Providence College
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  3. Bryant University
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  4. University of Rhode Island
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  5. Salve Regina University
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  6. Rhode Island College
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  7. Roger Williams University
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  8. New England Institute of Technology
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  9. Johnson & Wales University
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  10. Roger Williams University School of Law
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