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2021 Best Value Colleges for Education in Rhode Island

5 Colleges
404 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,808 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Education School for You

Best Value Colleges for Education in Rhode IslandWith 404 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, education is the #11 most popular major in Rhode Island. This means that of the 88,927 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.5% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Education in Rhode Island ranking, we looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. For this ranking, we are identifying those education schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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The education school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Education Schools.

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2021 Best Value Education Schools in Rhode Island

Check out the education programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Education Schools in Rhode Island

#1

Rhode Island College

Providence, RI

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Rhode Island College. RIC is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Providence. RIC also made our Best Colleges for Education in Rhode Island list, coming in at #3.

At RIC, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.8 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,558. This means that the average student pays around $136,222 to get a bachelor’s degree from RIC. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#2

Providence College

Providence, RI

Providence College landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value education schools. Located in the city of Providence, Providence is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Providence also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Rhode Island rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Providence is 4.0 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $42,394. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Providence is about $171,272. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#3

Salve Regina University

Newport, RI

Salve Regina University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Newport, Salve Regina is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Salve Regina has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Rhode Island ranking.

It takes the average student at Salve Regina about 4.1 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $39,015. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Salve Regina is about $159,181. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Rhode Island landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value education schools. URI is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Kingston. As a testament to the quality of education offered at URI, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Rhode Island ranking.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at URI to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $35,346. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from URI is $152,695. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Roger Williams University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. RWU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Bristol. RWU also made our Best Colleges for Education in Rhode Island list, coming in at #5.

At RWU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $38,729. This means that the average student pays around $159,176 to get a bachelor’s degree from RWU. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 235
Maine 397
Massachusetts 1,818
New Hampshire 431
Connecticut 562

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 223
Special Education 92
Teacher Education Subject Specific 59
General Education 29
Other Education 1

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 943
Psychology 694
Communication & Journalism 548
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 534
History 194

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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