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
Over 13 Athletic Programs
Our department of athletics, its student-athletes, coaches and support staff represent some of the best of what the college has to offer.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
Staying the course
Despite battling Crohn’s disease and raising a small child at home, Riverside's Keri Giacomini returns to CCRI after nearly two decades to follow her passion for helping others through social work.
All in a day's work
As a first-year Rhode Island Promise scholar and future student-athlete on CCRI's women's basketball team, Cranston's Talia Thibodeau has made a seamless transition to remote learning this semester.
Within their scope
Through a partnership with the University of Toledo, students in professor Heather Townsend’s microbiology class experienced a unique opportunity to control a multi-million-dollar microscope remotely.
Roll with the changes
Unable to perform in front of live audiences, the CCRI Players launch their 2020-21 theater season amidst a new set of guidelines – and challenges – beginning October 15 with Fool for Love.
A lively experiment
Faculty members in various science departments launched an initiative to purchase at-home lab kits as temporary replacements for in-person labs for students taking courses in both summer sessions.
Making the grade
Forty-five student-athletes at CCRI qualified for the Athletic Director's Honor Roll for posting a 3.0 GPA with 34 of them also earning NJCAA Region XXI academic honors with a GPA of 3.20 or higher.
CCRI is one of 67 colleges nationwide included in the expansion of the Second Chance Pell Experimental Sites Initiative to provide need-based Pell grants to people in state and federal prisons.
Choose Your Path
Success Made Here
Leaders. Made here.
A Promise Plus scholar, Joint Admissions Agreement (JAA) student and member of College Leadership Rhode Island, Andrew Lee's goal-oriented approach makes him the perfect fit as Student Government President.Read More
Heroes. Made here.
Life after the military was a struggle at first for Cranston, RI, native Jacob Travis, but after healing from within, the former U.S. Marine enrolled at CCRI with a mission to help others rediscover their sense of purpose and pursue their education.Read More
Professionals. Made Here.
A natural-born leader, Davila Jackley found her purpose through her passion for helping others, becoming the voice of CCRI's Liston Campus and an advocate for students who need an outlet to put their motivation to use.Read More