Why Choose CCRI?
We set high academic standards in our 90+ programs to prepare our students to graduate and either transfer to a four-year college or begin a career in a high-demand field.Read More
Of the nearly 20,000 students enrolled at CCRI annually, over 95% are Rhode Island residents. With locations in Warwick, Providence, Lincoln, and Newport, and classes offered at the Westerly Education Center, you’re never far from a CCRI campus.Read More
As part of our mission to provide affordable, open access to higher education, CCRI has the lowest college tuition in the state at 55-70% tuition savings compared to RIC and URI.Read More
Your Future Starts Now
CCRI is the largest community college in New England and the largest public education institution in our state. Every year, nearly 20,000 students enroll at CCRI, taking classes across our four campuses in Warwick, Lincoln, Providence, and Newport, at the education center in Westerly, and online through distance learning.
We offer the lowest tuition in the state, and we’re dedicated to providing open access to Rhode Islanders who want the knowledge, skills, and training necessary to enter high-quality careers or transfer to four-year institutions.Apply Today!
degree and certificate programs to start your journey to a four-year university or a career in a high-demand field.Learn More
transfer agreements with four-year universities including URI, RIC, Johnson and Wales, PC, Bryant, Emerson, and more.Learn More
With more than 28 student clubs and our thriving athletics programs, you’re sure to find your fit.Learn More
All Rhode Islanders coming right out of high school are eligible to pursue associate degrees at CCRI tuition-free through Rhode Island Promise.Learn More
7 Academic and Career Paths
Choose a streamlined pathway that’ll lead you to a rewarding career or prepare you to transfer and earn your bachelor’s degree.Learn More
Whether you live in Westerly or Woonsocket, you’re never far from a CCRI campus.Learn More
Joining the fight
CCRI alumni Kerrie and Glenn Medeiros have proven it's never too late to change your career path while working tirelessly to help others amidst nationwide efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Reliving the moment
Providence poet Christopher Johnson takes the audience on an interactive journey with his performance of Invoice for Emotional Labor, presented by the CCRI Players and The Wilbury Theatre Group.
Art History professor Natalie Coletta recently launched an open educational resource designed to provide students and others with a look at some of the genre's most underrepresented difference-makers.
Rhode Island Promise Scholar and poetry ambassador Halima Ibrahim is one of more than 400 semifinalists nationwide for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
The Flanagan Campus is launching its new Community Health Laboratory, a learning space that will transform the way students and professionals learn to care for patients in the home care setting.
Best in show
Eight members of the Community College of Rhode Island’s student-run theater group, the CCRI Players, are competing for scholarships in the Region 1 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
Put to the test
Chemistry Professor Wayne Suits teamed with students to conduct an experiment on which recent hand sanitizers to hit the market could contain dangerous contaminants. The results were "eye-opening."