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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cream of the crop
Twelve seniors from North Providence High School will graduate this year with their associate degree from CCRI in addition to their high school diploma as part of the school’s first P-TECH cohort.
Gov. Daniel McKee officially signed the legislation to make the Rhode Island Promise scholarship program a permanent fixture at CCRI, influencing the futures of many soon-to-be high school graduates.
CCRI is one of only 27 two-year colleges to receive designation as a Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education by the U.S. Maritime Administration.
Building a connection
CCRI is one of seven community colleges nationwide to participate in the "Caring Campus Initiative" to increase student retention and success by improving their connectedness to the college.
Theater Adjunct Anthony Goes recently starred in a two-episode run of the longtime police drama Chicago P.D. as the antagonist in the next-to-last and final episodes of the show's eighth season.