Rhode Island Community Colleges

There are 3 community colleges located throughout Rhode Island (1 public colleges and 2 private colleges), serving 20,673 students.
Minority enrollment is 38% (majority Hispanic), which is less than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is more than the 22:1 national average.
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Student by Ethnicity

(RI) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
17%
Black
9%
White
62%
Unknown
8%

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Did You Know?
For Rhode Island public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,950 per year for in-state students and $10,582 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,685 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Rhode Island community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.57, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Rhode Island is Sanford-Brown Institute-Cranston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.