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

Jun 28, 2013

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.

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:

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