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400 East Ave
Warwick, RI 02886-1807
p. 401-825-1000
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Community College of Rhode Island

Community College of Rhode Island Rating: 5.0/5 (1 votes)

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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.


Because CCRI is a community college, it has programs that fulfill the needs of a diverse array of students. Students may earn associate degrees or professional certificates in nearly 20 program of study including Administrative Office Technology, Biotechnology, Business Administration and Health Sciences. Within these programs, there are numerous specialized certificates and degrees.

Many students wish to complete the first two years of an undergraduate degree as a way to save a significant amount of money on tuition while staying close to home. The college recommends that these students take aggressive college preparatory classes in high school in order to better prepare for a four-year degree.

High school students that wish to get a head start on a degree may choose to dual enroll in the Running Start or High School Enrichment Programs. Students that are interested in doing this will need a recommendation from a high-school counselor or principal and must complete additional forms in order to enroll.

Students wishing to obtain an associate’s degree as a way of advancing to a better job may also do so. There are many programs available for students with this goal. It’s an excellent way to either advance at a current job or obtain better employment. Some students also choose to do this so that they may work at a higher paying job while pursuing a four-year degree. Degree areas include nursing, business and arts.

Professional certificates are also available for students who wish to begin a new career or specialize in current careers. Such certificates include areas of study such as phlebotomy, dental assisting and Social Services.

Some people may also choose to take just a class or two in order to brush up on skills or learn a new hobby. There is a place for those scholars as well.

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The school has an open admissions policy so that any state resident may apply and be accepted to the school. Many programs do not require a high school diploma and most degrees and certificates can be completed within two years. Students should be aware when choosing a program that although the college may not require a diploma, a transfer school might. Also, students attending several of the medical programs should be prepared to allow more than the standard two years to complete the programs.

To begin the enrollment process, students will need to complete the online application and submit it along with transcripts and fees to the college. After receipt of these fees the school will contact the student via email with testing and orientation information. The next step is to take the Accuplacer English and Math Placement Test and complete the online orientation. Finally, students will attend an advising session during which registration for classes will occur. Prior to actually attending class, students must submit an immunization record in accordance with Rhode Island law.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to students in the form of scholarships, grants, student loans and work-study programs. Students that are interested in applying for financial aid will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that is available online. This form should be completed and submitted when applying to allow time for it to be processed. Financial information for both the student and family will be required in order to complete the FAFSA.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6098th for the average student loan amount.
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The Knights are an intercollegiate athletics organization that competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XXI conference. The school offers a variety of sports including men’s and women’s basketball, indoor and outdoor track, cross country, soccer and tennis. Men may also choose to participate in golf and baseball while women have the additional options of volleyball and softball.

There are also intramural sports so that students who do not wish to play at the intercollegiate level may still have an opportunity to compete in sports that they enjoy. These include basketball, wiffleball, volleyball, and tennis. In addition to intramurals, there are also club sports available.

The school also offers an aquatics area that includes a lap pool that is available to all students as well as a full fitness center and gymnasium.

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Ranks 10th in Rhode Island and 2031st overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 3 0.02
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 5 0.03
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 42 0.05
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 24 0.03
Robbery 18 0.02
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 366 0.44
Larceny 1,734 2.10
Vehicle theft 94 0.11

Student Enrollment Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Warwick, RI 02886-1807
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population30,209 (30,209 urban / N/A rural)
Households13,048 (2.27 people per house)
Median Household Income$44,012
Families7,990 (2.92 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery large two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAt least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4402

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3484th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,624 $3,624 $10,256
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $320 $320 $320
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $165 $165 $490
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $5,150 $5,150 $11,782
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,438 $18,438 $25,070
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,510 $9,510 $16,142

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,676 $3,950 $3,676 $3,950 $9,816 $10,582
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,415 $8,668
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,070 $4,192
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,070 $4,192

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 4 98 214 43 10 1,605 99 2,101
Accounting 5 4 4 30 3 46
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 7 8
Art/Art Studies, General 4 24 5 33
Banking and Financial Support Services 1 1 2 1 5
Biological and Physical Sciences 4 4
Biotechnology 2 3 9 14
Building/Property Maintenance 1 1
Business Administration and Management, General 1 1 1 19 1 23
Business/Commerce, General 3 18 4 76 2 104
Chemical Technology/Technician 1 3 10 14
Child Care Provider/Assistant 1 1
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 1 1 11 1 14
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 1 9 11
Computer Hardware Technology/Technician 1 2 3
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 2 17 19
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1 4 5
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1 3 4
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 1 1
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General 3 1 1 3 8
Criminal Justice/Police Science 3 9 3 1 79 4 100
Customer Service Management 7 7
Dental Assisting/Assistant 4 15 19
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 1 3 27 1 32
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 1 1 12 1 15
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1 1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 1 4 2 8
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1 2
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 2 2
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician 1 14 16
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other 3 1 4
Engineering, General 1 1 2 1 6 11
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 1 1
Financial Planning and Services 1 5 6
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 11 1 12
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 1 1 5 7
General Studies 36 87 13 7 626 45 832
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 8 1 9
Histologic Technician 2 4 6
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 3 3
Human Services, General 6 5 11
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other 1 1
Jazz/Jazz Studies 2 2
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching 2 6 27 35
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary 1 1
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 7 1 32 41
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 1 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 20 2 23
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 6 4 18 1 29
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 2 2
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 1 1 3 9 1 15
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 1 9 10
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 3 3
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 1 1 10 12
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller 1 2 1 33 3 40
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 1 1
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor 1 1 1 3
Music, General 1 1 4
Occupational Therapist Assistant 18 18
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician 7 1 8
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 1 2 1 19 1 25
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 1 20 21
Public Health, Other 1 3 4
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 2 1 25 1 29
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 20 11 4 212 15 262
Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician 1 1 1 2 6
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 1 13 14
Social Work 2 1 11 14
Social Work, Other 2 2
Special Education and Teaching, General 2 11 2 15
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 5 5
Surveying Engineering 2 2
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager 1 5 6
Telecommunications Technology/Technician 14 14
Tourism Promotion Operations 1 1 2 4
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster 1 1 5 7

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2091st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $61,837 ($64,473 male / $58,499 female)
Number of FT Faculty 327 (123 male / 204 female)
Number of PT Faculty 914
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $11,818,865

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