College Education In Rhode Island: Rhode Island has three public institutions of higher education, as well as ten private universities and numerous vocational and technical schools located throughout the state. State operated colleges include the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College, as well as the Community College of Rhode Island, which offers degrees at six locations.
Rhode Island Colleges In the Rankings: U.S. News and World Report rankings: National Rankings –Brown University (#16).
A Closer Look at Rhode Island Education: The Naval War College, operated by the federal United States Navy, is also located in Newport. Other notable universities include Johnson and Wales University and the Rhode Island School of Design.
Did You Know? Home is where the stomach is: If you love food, Rhode Island is home to one of the best cooking schools in the country -- Johnson and Wales University.