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Why Choose CCRI?

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Successful

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.

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Local

Local

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.

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Affordable

Affordable

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.

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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.

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90+

degree and certificate programs to start your journey to a four-year university or a career in a high-demand field.

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70+

transfer agreements with four-year universities including URI, RIC, Johnson and Wales, PC, Bryant, Emerson, and more.

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28 Clubs

With more than 28 student clubs and our thriving athletics programs, you’re sure to find your fit.

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All Rhode Islanders coming right out of high school are eligible to pursue associate degrees at CCRI tuition-free through Rhode Island Promise.

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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.

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4 Campuses

Whether you live in Westerly or Woonsocket, you’re never far from a CCRI campus.

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CCRI News

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Leading the way

A backer of partnerships between business, higher education, and workforce training, President Meghan Hughes has been elected Chair of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

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Words of wisdom

U.S. Senator Jack Reed visited the Liston Campus to meet with students who've benefitted from federally-funded TRIO programs to help Rhode Islanders overcome barriers to completing their education.

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Quite an honor

Librarian Ida McGhee earned the Black Caucus of the American Library Association Advocacy Award, given to those who advocate for access to library and information services to African Americans.

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Return to form

For the first time since February of 2020, the CCRI Players will perform next week in front of a live audience with their 2021–22 season-opening adaptation of Lauren Gunderson’s I and You.

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On-the-job training

CCRI alumnus and former theater student Dan Garcia of Warwick is taking advantage of the opportunity of a lifetime this year working in his hometown as a member of The Gamm Theatre Fellowship Program.

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CCRI Campuses

Warwick Campus

Knight Campus

  • 400 East Ave.
  • Warwick, RI 02886
  • 401 825-1000
Directions
Warwick Campus

Flanagan Campus

  • 1762 Louisquisset Pike
  • Lincoln, RI 02865
  • 401-333-7000
Directions
Warwick Campus

Liston Campus

  • One Hilton St.
  • Providence, RI 02905
  • 401-455-6000
Directions
Warwick Campus

Newport County Campus

  • One John H. Chafee Blvd.
  • Newport, RI 02840
  • 401-851-1600
Directions
Warwick Campus

Satellite Campus

  • Westerly Education Center
  • 23 Friendship Street
  • Westerly, RI 02891
Directions