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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.

Education Institutes in Providence
Total Number of Educational Institutes
6
Total Enrollment in all institutes
35,395
Number of Public Educational Institutes
1
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
N/A
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
5
Graduation Rate
62.95%
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
4,343
On Campus and Online Programs in Providence
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
N/A
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
N/A
Number of Institutes Offering both
6
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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Colleges and Universities in Providence
SchoolTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg In-State TuitionPrograms Offered
Brown University9,781Four or more years50,224250
Providence College4,568Four or more years46,080100
Rhode Island College8,446Four or more years7,118147
Rhode Island School of Design2,477Four or more years46,80032
Johnson & Wales University-Online799Four or more years14,8236
Johnson & Wales University-Providence9,324Four or more years30,39680
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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