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2021 Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Rhode Island

3 Colleges
404 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,211 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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.

This year's Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Rhode Island ranking looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality education programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the education program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Rhode Island

The following schools top our list of the Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Rhode Island College

Providence, RI

Rhode Island College has taken the #1 spot in this year's education ranking for non-traditional students. RIC is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Providence. RIC not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Education in Rhode Island list.

About 7.3% of RIC students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 253 students take at least one class online at RIC. About 2,402 of the students at RIC are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Rhode Island landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best education schools for non-traditional students. URI is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Kingston. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, URI has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Rhode Island ranking.

The student loan default rate at URI is lower than is typical, just 4.4% of students default in three years. Approximately 3,055 students take at least one class online at URI. 3,456 of URI students are attending part time. URI does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Roger Williams University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. RWU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Bristol. RWU not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Education in Rhode Island list.

About 2.7% of RWU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 312 students at RWU are exclusively online. About 716 of the students at RWU are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Education Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

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 301
Special Education 150
Teacher Education Subject Specific 135
General Education 82
Educational Administration 62

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 1,050
Psychology 789
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 570
Communication & Journalism 565
History 231

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 3 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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