Meet Rhode Island College

Aerial shot of Rhode Island College

Rhode Island College is a regional comprehensive public college that serves approximately 5,800 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students through its five schools: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, the School of Business, the Zvart Onanian School of Nursing and the School of Social Work. Established in 1854, we are Rhode Island’s first public institution of higher education. 

The college is located on a beautiful 180-acre suburban campus in the vibrant city of Providence, and has satellite locations at the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center in Providence’s Innovation District and the Rhode Island College Workforce Development Hub in Central Falls, RI. We are known throughout the Northeast for high-quality academic programs, small class sizes, personalized, hands-on learning experiences, world-class faculty, and high value compared to other four-year institutions.


BE BOLD. Pursue your passion.

There is no better time to pursue exciting career opportunities that will put you on the path to greater success. Whether you are pursuing a four-year degree, or seeking to elevate your career with an advanced degree, professional development, or continuing education, Rhode Island College offers convenient and affordable options to get you where you want to go.

The RIC Advantage

At Rhode Island College, we believe that a quality education should be accessible to all and should not cost a fortune. A degree from Rhode Island College propels you forward and doesn’t hold you back. 

Rhode Island College is #1 for social mobility among public regional universities in New England, according to the 2022 U.S. News and World Reports rankings
Top 10 Best Value Public Colleges in New England (Money Magazine 2021)
Rhode Island College is one of the 10 Best Value Public Colleges* in New England for 2021, according to Money Magazine. *Medium and large institutions