Top Rhode Island Colleges and Universities

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Principally known as being the smallest state by area, Rhode Island is located in the New England area in the Northeast corner of the United States. There are 14 universities and colleges in Rhode Island, five of which are discussed below.
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Top Five Schools in Rhode Island

Brown University

Brown University is a private educational institution and was founded in 1764. Nationally recognized as being a member of the Ivy League, Brown University is ranked 14th by U.S. News & World Report as being 14th in the nation. Located in Providence, Brown has a fairly small undergraduate student population of 5,821. Brown University was one of the first institutions of higher education in the U.S. to accept students regardless of religious beliefs. The university also has the distinction of being one of very few schools that confer an undergraduate degree in Egyptology. Its other claim to fame is that it is the only university that offers a History of Math major. The undergraduate tuition per year is $35,584.

University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island is a public educational institution and was founded in 1892. Located in Kingston, the University of Rhode Island has an undergraduate student population of 14,546. The university began as the state's first agricultural school but now comprises eight colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, the Oceanography, Pharmacy, Nursing, Human Sciences, Environmental and Life Sciences and Engineering. The undergraduate tuition for residents per year at the University of Rhode Island is $6,440 and $21,294 for non-residents

Johnson & Wales University

Johnson & Wales University, located in Providence, is a private educational institution and was founded in 1904. There are 15,000 students attending Johnson & Wales University. A career-oriented education is stressed at Johnson & Wales University. Many students from all around the country flock to this school for its nationally recognized degree programs in education, the culinary arts, technology and business. Some notable graduates of the culinary arts program include Michelle Bernstein, Emeril Lagasse, Sam Talbot and Tyler Florence. The undergraduate tuition per year is $20,478.

Rhode Island College

Rhode Island College is a public educational institution and was founded in 1854. Also located in Providence, Rhode Island College has an undergraduate student population of 9,000. Students at Rhode Island College can choose from over 90 undergraduate programs and 30 graduate programs. There are five schools at Rhode Island College: School of Nursing, School of Management, School of Social Work, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education and Human Development. Tuition for resident undergraduates is $5,256 and $13,664 for non-resident undergraduates.

Providence College

Providence is a private educational institution and was founded in 1917. Located in Providence, it has an undergraduate student population of approximately 4,000. Providence College is affiliate with the Catholic Church and is administered by the Dominican Order of Friars. It is the only institution of higher education to have this unique affiliation. It is also the only college that requires its students to complete a Development of Western Civilization core, a series of courses that Providence College believes is important in the maturation of its student body. The undergraduate tuition at Providence College is $28,920.

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