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Providence Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Providence Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Providence, Rhode Island

There are at least 6 colleges in Providence, listed and described below. These schools represent 34,948 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 31,838 full-time students, and a reported 14,019 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Johnson & Wales University, Rhode Island College, Brown University and Providence College. For a prestigious selective school, you might want to look at Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design or Providence College.

We also provide an extensive list of Rhode Island Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Providence.
  • Housing and buildings in Providence tend to be older than other areas.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Providence.

Featured Colleges in the Providence Area (QuickSchools™)

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Lincoln Tech


Lincoln, RI

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  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma, Associate

New England Institute of Technology


Warwick, RI

New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, co-educational technical university offering over 50 Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs.

  • Program Categories: Engineering and Architecture, Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Associate, Bachelor
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Colleges in Providence with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Brown University
Prospect St
Providence, RI 02912

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: economics, international relations, history, biology, biological and biomedical sciences, engineering, English, computer and info science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 8,167 students, 7,506 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 4,643 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 650-760. Math: 670-780. Writing: 660-770.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Johnson & Wales University Providence
8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903-3703

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: chef training, business and related services, business management, pastry, foodservice management, hotel management, hospitality administration, criminal justice and administration
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 10,105 students, 10,041 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 3,653 student capacity.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Providence College
River Ave and Eaton St
Providence, RI 02918-0001

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, special ed, business administration, history, political science, marketing, secondary teaching, biology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 5,297 students, 4,710 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 3,127 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 530-630. Math: 540-640. Writing: 550-660.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Ave
Providence, RI 02908

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: psychology, registered nursing, special ed, elementary school teaching, social work, business management, communication studies, English
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 9,042 students, 7,066 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,196 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 430-530. Math: 420-530. Writing: 430-530.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Rhode Island School of Design
2 College St
Providence, RI 02903

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: architecture, graphic design, illustration, industrial design, apparel and textiles, painting, interior architecture, film and photography
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 2,337 students, 2,515 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,400 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 540-660. Math: 570-680. Writing: 550-670.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Cranston Colleges 1 79,269 320  
East Providence Colleges 1 48,688 147  
North Providence Colleges 1 32,411 98  
Pawtucket Colleges 3 72,958 802  
Smithfield Colleges 1 20,613 3,733 2,972
Warwick Colleges 3 85,808 16,811  

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