Rhode Island Community Colleges

  • There are 2 community colleges located throughout Rhode Island (1 public colleges and 1 private colleges), serving 20,475 students.
  • For Rhode Island community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,950 per year for in-state students and $10,582 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,685 per year (view national tuition costs).
  • Rhode Island community colleges have a diversity score of 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.67 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 28% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 29:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(RI) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
11%
Black
5%
White
72%
Two or more races
2%
Non Resident
1%
Unknown
5%
RI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

Rhode Island Community Colleges by Town:

  • College Location Students
  • 400 East Ave
    Warwick RI  02886
    (401)825-1000

    17,553 students
  • One New England Tech Boulevard
    East Greenwich RI  02818
    (401)739-5000

    2,922 students
Recent Articles
January 27, 2017
As careers in science, technology, engineering, and math become more prevalent, community colleges are shifting their focus to meet demand and secure their place in a rapidly changing educational landscape.
January 27, 2017
A recent study reveals that job applicants with a credential or associate’s degree from a community college have slightly better chances of getting a job interview than students who attend a for-profit college or university. Since community colleges are much more budget friendly than for-profit institutions and have much better job placement results, community colleges are a much better option for employment-minded students.
January 27, 2017
With serious mental health issues on the rise on college campuses nationwide, community colleges are scrambling to provide expanded mental health services to students.