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Colleges in Rhode Island

There are 12 colleges in Rhode Island, 3 public and 9 private, offering a wide range of programs and majors. Rhode Island has both small schools (defined as less than 2000 students) and "very large' ones (10,000 or more students) and everything in between, including community colleges, in urban and rural environments.


The main campus of the University of Rhode Island is located in the traditional New England college town of Kingston. With enrollment greater than 16,000, it's the largest 4-year institution in the state and is ranked as a tier 1 national university by the U.S. News & World Report. Among the most popular majors are Nursing, Communication Studies, Psychology, Kinesiology, and Human Development and Family Studies.


Prestigious Ivy League member Brown University is located in Providence. Brown is the seventh oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, as well as the oldest engineering program in the Ivy League. U.S. News & World Report ranks Brown 15th on its list of national universities.


Providence College is a private Catholic institution specializing in liberal arts programs, while Rhode Island College, also located in Providence, is widely known for its curricula in education.


Other Rhode Island colleges include Bryant University in Smithville, Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Roger Williams University in Bristol, and many more.


Cappex has tons of resources for students considering a college in Rhode Island, including plenty of ways to help you find and apply for scholarships. Begin by browsing the complete list of colleges and universities below.


Colleges in Rhode Island

School Scholarships Available
Brown University 5 scholarships
Bryant University 104 scholarships
Community College of Rhode Island No scholarships
Johnson & Wales University 11 scholarships
Johnson & Wales University-Online No scholarships
Providence College 9 scholarships
Rhode Island College 6 scholarships
Rhode Island School of Design 3 scholarships
Roger Williams University 73 scholarships
Roger Williams University School of Law No scholarships
Salve Regina University 4 scholarships
University of Rhode Island 600 scholarships