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Community College of Rhode Island

The Community College of Rhode Island is the largest public, two-year, degree-granting college in New England. Awarded 2019 2-Year College of the Year by Education DIVE. The College provides a variety of career, technical, and academic programs at four main campuses in Warwick, Lincoln, Providence, and Newport. Courses are also offered at a satellite facility in Westerly. The College opened its doors in 1964 as the Rhode Island Junior College (RIJC). In 1980, the name changed from RIJC to the Community College of Rhode Island to reflect the true mission of the institution. Classes are offered both day and night as well as online and hybrid formats to facilitate success for traditional learners and adult learners alike.



Large community college

Why you should attend?

The Nation that makes a great distinction between its Warriors and its Scholars will have its thinking done by Cowards and its Fighting done by Fools" This ancient quote serves to remind all people of the Warrior-Scholar ethos. At CCRI we encourage our student veterans and military dependents to demonstrate their leadership experience and diversity of thought in classroom discussions and academic achievement. Success in higher education is more than studying for exams and completing assignments. Engagement is the number one factor for success in college. We want our student veterans to be recognized for their intellectual curiosity and academic leadership. Involvement with student government, student-led organizations and our Academic Honor Societies demonstrate the Warrior-Scholar ethos and continued commitment to excellence every service member embodies.