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
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.
CCRI teams with the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce to launch new virtual workforce program designed to teach skill-specific courses to current entrepreneurs and business owners.
Sowing the seeds
CCRI and URI team with industry leaders to develop new courses, professional certifications, and an associate degree program focused on agriculture, food systems, and and plant-based industries.
Spring 2020 Dean's List
Students enrolled in a degree program who have completed 12 credits with a grade point average of 3.25 or higher this semester with no grade lower than “C” are eligible for this scholastic honor.
Warwick native and Rhode Island Promise scholar Amanda Gelinas, an aspiring music teacher, entered a vocal competition on a whim and will now compete nationally among other elite classical singers.
A new normal
Faculty, staff and students at each of CCRI's four campuses have been forced to adapt to teaching and learning remotely in the wake of the recent coronavirus pandemic.
Business as usual
All four campuses are closed to students and most employees during the COVID-19 outbreak, but a handful remain to ensure everything runs smoothly behind the scenes during these times of uncertainty
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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