A welcome message from the president

Meghan Hughes

Welcome! Our website will be an indispensable aid to you as you plan that next step along your educational path.

More than 70,000 graduates call the Community College of Rhode Island their alma mater, and I invite you to explore the wealth of opportunities available to you at the largest community college in New England.

From modest beginnings on Promenade Street in Providence, with 325 students and 11 faculty members, the Community College of Rhode Island has grown to more than 15,000 students and 850 faculty across our four main campuses in Warwick, Lincoln, Providence and Newport and online.

Our mission is to provide open access to all Rhode Islanders who want to gain the knowledge, skills and training necessary to successfully pursue postsecondary education and high-quality employment.

We set high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success and are proud that approximately 50 percent of entering CCRI students intend to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Our Joint Admissions Agreement with RIC and URI and our more than 50 articulation agreements will make that goal a reality.

My team and I look forward to supporting your success as a member of our CCRI community.

Meghan Hughes, Ph.D.
Community College of Rhode Island

Last Updated: 7/19/18