Online Colleges in Rhode Island

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Rhode Island claims its unique place as the country's smallest state in terms of land mass. Nevertheless, the state boasts 13 degree-granting postsecondary institutions. Only one of these colleges designates itself as a two-year institution. Three schools are state-supported public entities, while 10 institutions exist as private nonprofit colleges or universities.

The following guide provides prospective students who may pursue Rhode Island colleges' online degrees with information on the state's student population, average tuition at public universities, how out-of-state students can pay in-state tuition, and a list of the best online colleges in Rhode Island. The guide also lists the state's top-growing job fields to help individuals choose the right major. The final portion of the guide includes a list of 10 scholarships and other financial aid opportunities for students attending online schools in Rhode Island.

But before we dive into our list of best online colleges in Rhode Island for 2019, let's start with the state of higher education and online education in Rhode Island today.