Meet Rhode Island College

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Rhode Island College is a regional comprehensive public college that serves approximately 5,800 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students through its five schools.

Our Schools

These five schools make up Rhode Island College, established in 1854 as Rhode Island's first public institution of higher education:

  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Feinstein School of Education and Human Development
  • School of Business
  • Zvart Onanian School of Nursing
  • School of Social Work

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A Metropolitan Campus with a Suburban Feel

Aerial shot of Rhode Island College

The college is located on a beautiful 180-acre suburban campus in the vibrant, historic, creative capital city of Providence. RIC also 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. Our main campus provides students with the full college experience, a safe and inviting home away from home with access to unique urban amenities and experiences.

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Who We Are

RIC is 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.

Whether you are looking for a:

  • four-year degree
  • an advanced degree
  • professional development and 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