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RWU Ranked No. 1 among four-year colleges and universities in RI

RWU ranks No. 1 among four-year colleges and universities in Rhode Island, according to a new analysis by Schools.com.

Schools.com ranked 1,383 four-year colleges and universities in the United States, using a 100-point scale based on 12 factors, including tuition, online courses and graduation rates. RWU topped the list in Rhode Island in part because of the significant strides it has made in making college more affordable and accessible, and the No. 1 ranking reflects the online degree programs and innovative initiatives launched by University College at RWU’s Providence campus.

“Roger Williams University is not only one of the best universities in Rhode Island but also one of the state’s top online colleges. It offers more than a dozen online degree programs, as well as hybrid options that combine traditional class instruction with online courses,” Schools.com said. “Affordability is one reason Roger Williams University makes the list of top universities in Rhode Island.”

Named after Rhode Island founder Roger Williams, RWU continues to embrace his legacy of promoting freedom of conscience and social justice, the report said. RWU opened in 1956 as a junior college but now offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, and it is home to the state’s only law school, the report noted.


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