President's Message

President HughesWelcome to the Community College of Rhode Island. We are pleased to welcome you to New England’s largest community college.

You are joining a college community that includes more than 70,000 graduates who are working in boardrooms, hospitals, and businesses across our state and beyond. You are also entering a college dedicated to helping you succeed. We are committed to giving you an outstanding education so you can graduate, transfer to a four-year college, and secure quality employment.

Whether you are a recent high school graduate or an adult learner, you have taken an important step by enrolling at CCRI. You have chosen to commit yourself to your education. In return, you should expect our college to be welcoming and supportive as we help you succeed.

In this catalog, you will find an introduction to our college’s program offerings and support services. Please also refer to our website,

We look forward to supporting you as a valued member of our CCRI community.


Meghan Hughes, Ph.D.
CCRI President

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