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
Total Enrollment in all institutes
Number of Public Educational Institutes
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
Graduation Rate
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
On Campus and Online Programs in Providence
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
Number of Institutes Offering both

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics,
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