Bordered by Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York, Rhode Island is the smallest state in the U.S. by size. It also has the longest official name – the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
According to 2013 estimates from the United States Census Bureau, Rhode Island has a total population of 1,051,511 and is one of the most densely populated states in the country. Providence is the state capital and the largest city. Major industries in the state include health services, tourism, and manufacturing.
The Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education oversees the state’s higher education system. There are 12 colleges and universities in the state.
Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college finder search tool to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.
For a full list of accredited colleges and universities in Rhode Island, contact the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education.
|College||Popular Majors||Type of Institution||Enrollment|
|Rhode Island School of Design||Architecture,Graphic Design,Industrial Design||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|Bryant University||Business,Communications/ Journalism||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|Roger Williams University||Business,Engineering,Legal Studies||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|Brown University||Biological Sciences,Economics,International Relations||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|Johnson & Wales University: Providence||Business,Culinary Arts,Family/ Consumer Services||Private||>10,000||Request Info|