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Part I: Just a Few of the Great Colleges in Rhode Island

Posted by Lindie Johnson on Sep 16, 2013 9:36:00 AM

If you're looking to attend college in Rhode Island you'll be happy to know that there are many types of schools available to you. Here's a list of just a few schools, from state universities to community colleges to smaller private schools, to help you apply to college in Rhode Island.

Brown University
Brown VanWickleGates WebFounded in 1764 Brown University is a proud member of the Ivy League located in Providence, Rhode Island. Currently there are almost 6,000 undergraduate students enrolled in one of this private schools approximately 80 majors. 
Of course, the Ivy League is often associated with higher education - almost 35% of graduated undergraduates go directly into an advanced degree program, and within 10 years of graduating 80% of Brown graduates return to school to further their education. 
If Brown is one of the schools you're considering when you apply to college in Rhode Island then get studying, it's well known as one of the most selective campuses in the world, only 8.9% of students who apply are accepted. 

Bryant University
Bryant Sign WebAlso a private university, Bryant is located in Smithfield, Rhode Island and offers bachelors of arts or science in addition to master's degrees in several areas of business and finance. Bryant was founded back in 1863 by a group schools which specialized in bookkeeping and business classes. It was later merged with the Rhode Island Commercial School  and evolved into the diverse Bryant University that exists today.
Bryant is one of the few schools to guarantee housing for all four years of undergraduate study, though off campus housing is still available. They also boast an impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1 and most classes have fewer than 30 students.

Community College of Rhode Island
CCRI Knight WebInterestingly CCRI is both the largest community college in the New England area and the only community college located in Rhode Island. The school actually has many satellite locations all around the state but the primary campus is located in Warwick. CCRI was founded in 1964 and called Rhode Island Junior College. It was renamed in 1980 and has opened many locations around Rhode Island in addition to maintaining the main campus. This community college offers Associates Degrees in Arts, Science, Applied Science, Applied Science in Technical Studies and Fine Arts.

New England Institute of Technology
NEIT Rev WebThis private college offers Associate's, Bachelor's and Masters degrees. If you're already a member of the workforce and looking to improve your education while continuing to work then remember this school when you apply to college in Rhode Island. It's 31 programs are geared towards both students who are already employed in a technology field as well as recent high school grads. New England Institute of Technology also allows you to finish fast. The year has four quarters; every quarter is 10 weeks, so it's possible to finish an Associates Degree in one and a half years and a Bachelor's Degree in 3. 

University of Rhode Island
URI Clocktower WebAlso known as URI, this public university is the principal public university for Rhode Island. The main campus is in Kingston and there are satellite campuses to consider when you apply to college in Rhode Island. The school offers 79 different undergraduate degrees and 49 graduate degrees. The campus is broken up into seven academic colleges (similar to how some of the Ivy League schools are structured).

Check back soon for a profile on other Rhode Island colleges & universities. 

These are just a few of the great schools to consider when you apply to college in Rhode Island. Need help determining where to apply? Make a free appointment with the College Planning Center of Rhode Island. 

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