Founded in 1964, the Community College of Rhode Island is located in Warwick, RI and offers the opportunity for students from many different walks of life to improve their lives with education. The school offers more than 90 professional certificate, associate degree and post-associate certificate programs in an effort to meet the diverse needs of its community. There are now six campuses where students can gain an education. These campuses are in Warwick, Lincoln, Providence (two campuses), Newport and Westerly. The main campus remains in Warwick.
There is also the opportunity for students to participate in several different intercollegiate sports as a member of one of the Knights’ teams and there is also the option to play intramural or club sports. The school boasts a lap pool, fitness facility and full gymnasium so that students have a place to practice their chosen sports or simply stay healthy and fit.
In addition to sports, there are numerous student organizations as well as a student government so that students wishing to have an active on-campus life may do so. As a point of interest, the school also boasts the Margaret M. Jacoby Observatory that is often host to the community to observe astrological events.
The school recognizes that obtaining a traditional college education is difficult for many people and in an effort to open up educational opportunities, they offer online and telecourses. Students may enroll in these classes and obtain a degree on their own time and still maintain jobs and family obligations.