Top Rhode Island Community Colleges

  • For the 2020 school year, there are 2 top community colleges located throughout Rhode Island (1 public colleges and 1 private colleges), serving 20,475 students.
  • For Rhode Island 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 $22,371 per year (view national tuition costs).
  • Rhode Island community colleges have a diversity score of 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.65 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 28% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 29:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(RI) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
11%
Black
5%
White
72%
Two or more races
2%
Non Resident
1%
Unknown
5%
RI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

Top Rhode Island Community Colleges by Town (2020)

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