About the Community College – Community College of Rhode Island

About the Community College


student readingNo matter where you are in life, you have a place at CCRI. We’re in your neighborhood, we have an easy application process and we’re here with support at whatever level you need throughout your academic career.

CCRI students are from Rhode Island, are educated and trained here, and find careers here. 

Simply put, CCRI has an immediate and positive impact on your life, your community and Rhode Island’s economy. Apply today.


CCRI’s high-quality education fits your busy schedule. Credit and noncredit courses are offered day or evening and online, meaning you can find and schedule classes that work for you.

We also offer a wide variety of academic support services, whether you are brand new to college, returning after an absence or continuing your education. Find out more about our Student Services here.

CCRI has four campuses and one satellite location, so we’re close to wherever you live or work.

  • Knight Campus, 400 East Ave., Warwick
  • Flanagan Campus, 1762 Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln
  • Liston Campus, One Hilton St., Providence
  • Newport County Campus, One John H. Chafee Blvd., Newport
  • Westerly Education Center, 23 Friendship St., Westerly


student using computerAs part of our mission to provide affordable open access to higher education, CCRI has the lowest college tuition in Rhode Island. We also offer financial aid to students who otherwise might be unable to further their education. Find out more about financial aid here.

In many cases, CCRI also gives credit for prior learning, so if you gained experience or knowledge in your chosen field while in the military or on the job, we can help you save time and money pursuing your education. Find out more about Credit for Prior Learning here.

Career Choices

We offer a wide variety of courses, degrees and certificates based on the employment needs of our community. Whether you have always known what you wanted to be, are trying to find your path or are somewhere in between, we have the time, resources and classes to get you where you want to be. See a list of our degrees and certificates here.


If you choose to continue your education after earning an associate degree at CCRI, we have transfer agreements with dozens of four-year colleges to give you a seamless transition. There are also programs to help you get a jump-start on a four-year degree while attending CCRI. Find out more about transfers here.


music studentCCRI is committed to respectful dialogue, fostering a diverse and inclusive community, sharing different perspectives, promoting understanding and education, and respecting the dignity and worth of each human being.

Whether you are a first-generation college student or you are returning to finish a degree, you won’t feel alone at CCRI. Our student body is rich with diversity, allowing you to find fellow students who share your background while expanding your educational experience to include new and different voices and ideas.


CCRI is home to one of the Rhode Island’s finest and most successful intercollegiate athletic programs. Since its inception in 1965, the program has long been considered a front-runner in New England community college and junior college athletic circles. Find out more about our Athletics program here.

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Last Updated: 4/14/20