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
Seizing the moment
Attending college seemed impossible at times for Providence's Cesar Vasquez Arita, but the aspiring computer engineer is pursuing his education thanks to the Rhode Island Promise scholarship.
Voice of the youth
First-year Rhode Island Promise scholar Halima Ibrahim used poetry to cope with a debilitating childhood illness and is now imparting her wisdom on her peers as the state's Youth Poetry Ambassador.
Sky's the limit
Driven by a love of technology, first-year Computer Science major John Samos of Cranston is living his dream of pursuing a career in a thriving industry through the Rhode Island Promise scholarship.
A perfect fit
Motivated by her passion for learning all she can, Rhode Island Promise scholar and first-year CCRI student Cara Burgess of Coventry excels academically while exploring multiple career possibilities.
Brandee Trotter, a third-generation sailor and first-generation college student, traveled the world with the U.S. Navy, but is now following her true calling in pursuit of a nursing career at CCRI.
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