Lincoln, Rhode Island (RI) Colleges and Universities

Lincoln and its surrounding area offers a diverse blend of traditional schools - including community colleges, liberal arts colleges, and an Ivy League university. Learning which institutions are closest to the city, have the highest student populations, lowest net prices, and highest graduation rates through data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), can help you in your search for a school.

Closest Schools to Lincoln, Rhode Island

All of the five institutions nearest Lincoln, Rhode Island, award undergraduate and graduate level degrees. If you prefer as school within about 10 miles of downtown Lincoln, then you have several school option available:

  • Bryant University (5.1 miles from downtown)
  • Rhode Island College (9.0 miles from downtown)
  • Providence College (10.4 miles from downtown)
  • Brown University (10.5 miles from downtown)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Providence (10.5 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Lincoln, Rhode Island

A 2-year public institution, Community College of Rhode Island had the largest student population of the schools near Lincoln, Rhode Island. In Fall 2014, it enrolled 17,553 undergraduates. In contrast, other schools in the area with large student populations were all 4-year institutions.

  • 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)
  • Providence College (4,533 students; 4,022 undergraduates)

Lowest Net Price

The NCES determines the net price of a post-secondary school by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by full-time undergraduate students - including grants, scholarships, and federal student loans - from the school's total cost of attendance. Of the non-specialty schools in the Lincoln area, net annual education costs varied from about $6,000 to more than $36,000. These statistics are based on 2014-2015 tuition costs.

  • Community College of Rhode Island ($6,169)
  • Rhode Island College ($8,632)
  • Brown University ($22,957)
  • New England Institute of Technology ($25,852)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Providence ($26,794)

Highest Graduation Rate

A school's overall graduation rate, as reported by the NCES, represents the percentage of full-time undergraduate students beginning in 2009 who graduated within 150% of the expected completion time for their programs. In the Lincoln area, the schools with the highest graduation rates in 2015 included:

  • Brown University (96%)
  • Providence College (85%)
  • Bryant University (80%)
  • Roger Williams University (64%)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Providence (59%)

When looking for a school in Lincoln, Rhode Island, it might be helpful to consider the information provided by the NCES concerning proximity, student populations, net prices, and graduations rates.

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