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Community College of Rhode Island

 https://www.ccri.edu

School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1964
    • Size:
    • Large (>15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Vocational,pre-U,lifelong learning
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 400 East Avenue, Warwick, Rhode Island, United States, 02886
    • Phone:
    • +14018251000
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of Community College of Rhode Island

The Community College of Rhode Island, commonly abbreviated as "CCRI", is the only community college in Rhode Island and the largest community college in New England. The college's primary facility is located in Warwick, with additional college buildings throughout the state.

It was founded as Rhode Island Junior College, "RIJC", in 1964 with 325 students studying at the Henry Barnard School in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1965, a portion of the nearby former Brown & Sharpe manufacturing facility was converted into classroom space and served as the college's primary facility until 1972. The Knight campus in Warwick, RI built on the donated Knight Estate, opened in 1972 as the school's first permanent building and flagship campus. It was followed by three additional campus and 2 satellite locations.

The Margaret M. Jacoby Observatory, located on the Knight Campus grounds, was opened in 1978. The school was renamed the Community College of Rhode Island in June 1980.

The college offers the following degrees:

  • Associate in Arts (A.A.)
  • Associate in Science (A.S.)
  • Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
  • Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies (A.A.S.-T.S.)
  • Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.)

Several one-year certificates are also awarded.

Academic Highlights

The college offers the following degrees:

  • Associate in Arts (A.A.)
  • Associate in Science (A.S.)
  • Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
  • Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies (A.A.S.-T.S.)
  • Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.)

Life in Community College of Rhode Island


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Admissions

Community College of Rhode Island is a public institution in Warwick, Rhode Island. Its campus is located in a city with a total enrollment of 14,758. The school utilizes a semester-based academic year. The student-faculty ratio is 17-to-1. The highest degree offered at Community College of Rhode Island is an associate degree. The school has an open admissions policy and offers credit for life experiences.

Notable Alumni

  • Rheal Cornier
  • Rebecca Haynes
  • Darren Main
  • Ken McDonald
  • Joe Polisena
  • Agostinho Silva

Acceptance Rate

Community College of Rhode Island acceptance rate 100%

Other Campuses
    • 1762 Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
    • 23 Friendship Street, Westerly, Rhode Island, United States
    • One Hilton Street, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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