Higher Education

Higher Education

Rhode Island has the highest concentration of colleges and universities in the United States. In fact, Rhode Island ranks number one in the nation in college students per capita. The nine private and three public colleges and universities in Rhode Island graduate each year an estimated 16,000 students, who help foster economic opportunities and growth in the state of Rhode Island. The higher education institutions are nationally and internationally recognized and cultivate innovators who continually bring forth new discoveries and ideas that provide benefits to an array of local, national and international sectors. In addition to its own educational and research facilities, Rhode Island lies within 50 miles of such institutions as Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Higher Education

13 Locations Available in RI

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The following Higher Education are listed in order by establishment name. Click on the establishment name for additional details and contact information.

Brown University
Greater Providence
An international university dedicated to teaching, research and public service, serving undergraduates, graduate students, and medical students.

Bryant University
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
An accredited four-year institution that focuses on building the knowledge and character of our 2,700 students to help them achieve success. On a beautiful campus located near Providence. Academic degrees offered for diverse interests include business administration, applied psychology, communication, information technology and liberal studies.

Community College of Rhode Island
Warwick & West Bay
New England's largest community college has full-service campuses in Warwick, Lincoln and Providence and operates satellites in Newport and Westerly. A fourth campus in Newport is under construction and is scheduled to open in 2005. The college currently enrolls more than 16,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes.

Culinary Arts Museum At Johnson & Wales University
Greater Providence
A visit to the Johnson & Wales Culinary Arts Museum in Providence will excite your senses and pique your appetite for art and artifacts about food service and cookery. The 4000-square-foot diner exhibit includes original neon signs and an actual 1926 15-stool diner, the Ever Ready, which last operated in Providence. The Little Chef Diner is a play area for kids. Step inside the taproom of an 1833 stagecoach tavern, originally in Stoddard, NH, or sidle up to a 1927 Art Deco bar. “Dinner at the White House” includes the menu from Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Ball. Travel through time by tracing the history of American cooking through devices like the rapid fireless cooker to an early Raytheon Radarange. Experience the edible art of food presentation: wedding cakes, chocolate and sugar sculpture, and decorative bread showpieces made by students in the Baking and Pastry Arts program at Johnson & Wales.

Johnson & Wales University
Greater Providence
Private, non-profit, regionally accredited University offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business, food service, hospitality and technology.

New England Institute of Technology
Warwick & West Bay
Founded in 1940, New England Tech is the largest private technical college in southern New England. With an annual enrollment of over 2,600 students, New England Tech offers associate degrees in over 21 different programs, and bachelor's degrees in 6 programs, all focusing on technology.

Providence College
Greater Providence
Institute of higher education.

Rhode Island College
Greater Providence
Established in 1854 as the Rhode Island Normal School, RIC is the state's oldest public institution of higher learning. Serving nearly 10,000 students, it is a comprehensive college offering a variety of liberal arts and professional programs for both undergraduate and graduate students. Campus tours available.

Rhode Island School of Design
Greater Providence
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), has earned a worldwide reputation as the preeminent art and design college in the country. Today, with over 17,000 alumni, the college enrolls approximately 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students and offers degree programs in the fine arts, architecture and design disciplines and art education. Included within the college is the RISD Museum, housing more than 80,000 works of art in its permanent collection.

Roger Williams University
East Bay
Liberal Arts institution set in the natural beauty of the historic New England coastline. Offering Bachelor degrees in Architecture, Arts, Fine Arts, Science; Masters programs in Education, Science, Criminal Justice and doctorates in Law.

Salve Regina University
Newport County
College Education. Administration building, Ochre Court (1888-91), designed by Richard Morris Hunt. Visitors are invited to stroll the seaside campus rimmed by the Cliff Walk, view the exteriors of twenty 19th-century buildings and tour the first floor of Ochre Court.

The RISD Museum
Greater Providence
The RISD Museum was founded as part of the Rhode Island School of Design in 1877. Today, its permanent collection consists of more than 80,000 works of art from diverse periods, cultures, and genre. Located on the edge of downtown Providence, the museum showcases an array of ever-changing exhibitions, which encompass a range of areas and periods of world culture, and offers a wide variety of public programming.

University of Rhode Island
South County
Founded in 1892, URI is a land-grant, sea-grant and urban-grant university with a diverse international student body of almost 11,000 undergraduate students and more than 3,000 graduate students. The main campus is located on 1200 acres in the village of Kingston. Known nationally for its teaching excellence, research and service to the state, the University is a valued resource for individuals, businesses, organizations and municipalities. The University sponsors a number of educational and cultural events throughout the year on its four campuses located in Kingston, Providence, Narragansett and West Greenwich. The URI W. Alton Jones Conference Center in West Greenwich also offers a wooded setting for business retreats, team building and conferences.

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