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Kingston, Rhode Island (RI) Colleges and Universities

While there is only one school in Kingston, Rhode Island, there are 19 more institutions located within a 25-mile radius. Learn which might be best for you from the details provided here.

Students wanting to study in or near Kingston, Rhode Island, will find a number of traditional institutions from which to choose since both public and private schools are located here. Through data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) concerning the schools' proximity, student populations, net prices, and graduation rates, you can make a more informed decision.

Closest Schools to Kingston, Rhode Island

All of the schools within and nearby Kingston, Rhode Island, offer undergraduate degrees, and the majority of them also have certificate and graduate level programs. Out of the five institutions located within about 19 miles of the city, only one is a community college.

  • University of Rhode Island (within the city)
  • New England Institute of Technology (10.9 miles)
  • Salve Regina University (11.1 miles)
  • Community College of Rhode Island (15.6 miles)
  • Roger Williams University (19.1 miles)

Largest Schools Near Kingston, Rhode Island

A 2-year public institution, Community College of Rhode Island, had the largest student population nearby Kingston, Rhode Island. The student population in Fall 2014 was 17,553. All of the students enrolled there were undergraduates. On the contrary, the majority of the other schools with the largest student populations in the area are 4-year private, not-for-profit universities.

  • University of Rhode Island (16,571 students: 13,589 undergraduates)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Providence (9,955 students: 9,173 undergraduates)
  • Brown University (9,181 students: 6,548 undergraduates)
  • Rhode Island College (8,641 students: 7,518 undergraduates)
  • Roger Williams University (4,884 students: 4,610 undergraduates)

Lowest Net Price

A school's net price is calculated by subtracting the amount of financial aid full-time undergraduate students receive, on average, from the total cost of tuition, fees, living expenses and supplies. The following schools had the lowest net prices in the Kingston area for the 2014-2015 academic year:

  • Community College of Rhode Island ($6,169)
  • Rhode Island College ($8,632)
  • University of Rhode Island ($18,371)
  • Brown University ($22,957)
  • New England Institute of Technology ($25,852)

Highest Graduation Rate

Overall graduation rates reported by the NCES are the percentage of full-time undergraduate students who completed their programs within 150% of normal time. At 4-year schools, for example, this is the percentage of students who earned a bachelor's degree in six years. According to the NCES, most institutions in the Kingston area had overall graduation rates above 60%. The traditional schools which graduated the most students in 2015 were the following:

  • Brown University (96%)
  • Providence College (85%)
  • Salve Regina University (72%)
  • Roger Williams University (64%)
  • University of Rhode Island (63%)

Whether your priority is distance, enrollment and graduation rates, or cost, there are many available schools to choose from in Kingston, Rhode Island.


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