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Fri June 28, 2013

Tuition at Rhode Island's Private Colleges Among the Nation's Most Expensive

Private colleges in Rhode Island have some of the highest prices in the country, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Education.

Brown University's tuition ranks amongst the top 5% most expensive in the country.
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Bryant University, Providence College, Roger Williams University and the Rhode Island School of Design also ranked in the top 5 percent, when tuition prices were adjusted to reflect the average cost for students after grants and scholarships.

RISD ranked near the top of that list with a price tag of nearly $35,000. The national average was just $19,300.

Brown University has one of the highest tuition rates in the country, according to a new report from the U-S Department of Education. Tuition and Fees at Brown topped $42,000 in the 2011-2012 school year, putting Brown in the top 5 percent of private non-profit universities around the country.

The most expensive school was Columbia University in New York, with tuition and fees of more than $45,000. Yale and Harvard were not in the top 5 percent.

The full study can be found at the Department of Education's College Affordability and Transparency Center's website: http://collegecost.ed.gov/catc/

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