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
Student Spotlight: Karly Marchand
Inspired by her deployment to Kuwait and Iraq with the U.S. Army, mild-mannered Glocester native Karly Marchand enrolled at CCRI to pursue a career in Emergency Management & Homeland Security.
Pursuing his passion
Denny Cosmo, CCRI’s Veteran Resource Coordinator and a former U.S. Army Ranger, is ensuring student veterans have a voice on campus with the power to help one another in and out of the classroom.
Student Spotlight: Jacob Travis
With Veterans Day approaching, U.S. Marine and first-year student Jacob Travis is thankful for the opportunity to pursue a business degree at CCRI and share his experiences with fellow veterans.
Student Spotlight: CJ Casalino
Bristol, RI, native and CCRI baseball player CJ Casalino is one step closer to his dream of becoming a chiropractor thanks to Rhode Island Promise and the college's Running Start program.
CCRI has joined an elite network of state institutions as part of a federally-funded collaborative to promote advancements in biomedical research, a groundbreaking initiative for students and faculty.
Choose Your Path
Success Made Here
Champions. Made here.
A product of the foster care system, former Student Government president Michael Wynn of Portsmouth thrived at CCRI with the dream of one day inspiring those who grew up under similar circumstances and need a safe environment in which they, too, can flourish.Read More
Leaders. Made here.
Growing up in a tumultuous household, Cranston resident Jaylani Henderson found her true calling at CCRI and used her life experiences to carve out a career path where she can help others struggling with their own sense of self-worth.Read More
Professionals. Made Here.
Not allowing his childhood epilepsy to slow him down, Davaughn Snead-Hooks of Providence found the perfect balance at CCRI to manage his disability and excel in the classroom as a Business Administration major and future entrepreneur ready to tackle life’s next great challenge.Read More