Open Educational Resources- CCRI is embracing the use of freely available textbooks and other materials to help make higher education more affordable for students, who typically spend about $1,200 on textbooks each year. [Read more.]
The future of security- CCRI's new associate degree program in cybersecurity is readying students for one of the fastest-growing, highest-demand fields. [Read more.]
Engaging the community- As part of a class project, students hung three pieces of art at the Knight Campus in Warwick this week in hopes that passersby will remove a piece and respond on Instagram with the hashtag #americanpiece.[Read more.]
Encouraging others to lead- In her time at CCRI, Alyson Perry has carved a role as a leader in the state’s young conservative political scene – in part through internships she connected with here – and encouraging other students to get involved. [Read more.]
Teacher of the year - The American Massage Therapy Association honored Regina Cobb, director of CCRI's Therapeutic Massage program, with the Jerome Perlinksi Teacher of the Year Award for 2016. [Read more.]
Journal highlights textbook - The American Journal of Nursing has named "Clinical Nursing Calculations" by CCRI Professor Sue Sienkiewicz one of the most valuable texts of the year in its 2016 Book of the Year Awards. [Read more.]
CNC lab opens at Liston - The new lab, outfitted with Computer Numerical Control machines that can repeatedly produce complex three-dimensional shapes, will help expand career pathways in advanced manufacturing.[Read more.]
New lab opens at Flanagan - CCRI's groundbreaking new Clinical Simulation Laboratory gives Health Sciences students a controlled environment to develop their skills and rehearse treatment of complex situations. [Read more.]
Alumna shares story- "Keep on going because you can’t quit," advises Mai Donohue, who left war-torn Vietnam for the U.S., raised seven children and then earned an associate degree at CCRI and a bachelor's degree at URI. [Read more about her story]
This is what has inspired Rhode Island author and director Ricardo Pitts-Wiley to
use stories, poetry and music to highlight the delicate and dangerous terrain that
African-American men must navigate in their daily life. It is a life that is full
of music, love and laughter set against a backdrop of daily struggles for survival,
and it is a life that Pitts-Wiley wants to share with the Community College of Rhode
CCRI President Meghan Hughes welcomes students, faculty, and staff back for the Spring
semester and provides updates on college enrollment, leadership, and strategic initiatives
to support student success.
Every year, thousands of students come to CCRI. Some know exactly what they want,
and some are still unsure, but each student can benefit from a mentor who's been exactly
where they are now. And students aren't the only ones who benefit. Think of mentoring
as a gift you can give and receive in equal measure.
Regina Cobb, program director and associate professor of the Therapeutic Massage Program
at the Community College of Rhode Island, is named national Teacher of the Year by
the American Massage Therapy Association. The award is given annually to an instructor
who demonstrates exceptional teaching abilities and a commitment to high standards
The Community College of Rhode Island is the smart choice for higher education in
New England. Whether you just graduated from high school, or are looking for new skills
to enhance your current career, you'll find a place at CCRI.
CCRI has an open admissions policy giving applicants an opportunity to pursue higher
education. We encourage you to attend an Admissions Information Session to learn more
about our college and how we can assist you with your educational goals.