Northeast Neighbors

Map of New England

If you are one of our "Northeast Neighbors" and you live in Connecticut, Long Island & Metro New York City​, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire or Vermont, you could qualify for a special tuition rate*​ that is more affordable than the tuition at your local state college or university.​

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Our Northeast Neighbors Pay: IN-STATE TUITION + 50%​*

Quality education without the debt 

Rhode Island College makes your education attainable.  That’s why we are the most affordable college in New England.

$12,824* tuition and fees for our Northeast Neighbors
(residents of CT, ME, MA, NH, VT and specified Metro New York City counties​)
* Based on 2018-19 tuition rates
$11,673 average room and board

Rhode Island College is located on a metropolitan campus with a suburban feel. Downtown Providence and its cultural and career opportunities
are just minutes away.

Distance to Rhode Island College

Boston, MA... 50 miles
Burlington, VT... 264 miles
Hartford, CT... 73 miles
Long Island, NY... 133 miles
Manchester, NH...102 miles
New York City, NY... 181 miles
Portland, ME... 163 miles​

One-third of our students identify as people of color. Many students are the first generation in their families to attend a four-year college. We are a Military-friendly school known for a commitment to student veterans.

Core-Based Statistical Area Metropolitan Division Title County/County Equivalent
     
NEW YORK ​(eligible counties)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Bronx County
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Kings County
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Nassau County
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ New York County
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Putnam County
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Queens County
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Richmond County
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Rockland County
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Suffolk County
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Westchester County
     
NEW JERSEY (eligible counties)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Bergen County
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Newark, NJ-PA Essex County
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Hudson County
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Newark, NJ-PA Hunterdon County
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA New Brunswick-Lakewood, NJ Middlesex County
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA New Brunswick-Lakewood, NJ Monmouth County
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Newark, NJ-PA Morris County
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA New Brunswick-Lakewood, NJ Ocean County
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Passaic County
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA New Brunswick-Lakewood, NJ Somerset County
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Newark, NJ-PA Sussex County
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Newark, NJ-PA Union County
     
PENNSYLVANIA (eligible counties)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Newark, NJ-PA Pike County


*Source: https://www.census.gov/geographies/reference-files/time-series/demo/metro-micro/delineation-files.html​​​​​​​​
​Last Revised: October 2, 2018.​

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LAUNCH YOUR CAREER WITHOUT THE DEBT!

Located on 180 acres, Rhode Island College personally serves roughly 9,000 students through over 60 programs in the arts, humanities, mathematics, sciences, social sciences, education, business, nursing and social work, in addition to pre-law and pre-med.

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