List of colleges and universities in Rhode Island
This is a list of colleges and universities in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. There are currently 12 accredited, degree-granting institutions operating in the state, including two research universities, a community college, and a school of art.
The state's three public institutions are administered by the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education. The state operates two public universities, the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College, as well as the Community College of Rhode Island, which offers degrees at six locations. The Naval War College, operated by the federal United States Navy, is located in Newport. The oldest school in the state is Brown University, a member of the Ivy League and the only Rhode Island institution founded before the American Revolution. The newest fully accredited school is the Community College of Rhode Island, founded in 1964 in Providence as Rhode Island Junior College. The newest degree granting institution is College Unbound, founded in 2010 with a focus on adult learners. Located in Providence, College Unbound received candidacy for accreditation from the New England Commission of Higher Education in 2018 (formerly the New England Association of Schools and Colleges). Enrollment sizes range from the Naval War College at 550 students to the University of Rhode Island, the state's flagship public university, which serves over 15,000 students.
The institutions included on this list are all accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The Academic Innovation Center at Bryant University
Community College of Rhode Island, Knight Campus
Johnson & Wales University Providence campus
Harkins Hall at Providence College
The Student Union at Rhode Island College
The Waterman Building at the Rhode Island School of Design
The Marine & Natural Sciences Building at Roger Williams University
The gates of Salve Regina University
East Hall and Washburn Hall at the University of Rhode Island
^a The types listed here are as categorized in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
^b Enrollment is the total enrollment listed by IPEDS for fall 2016.
^c The enrollment count for Johnson & Wales University does not include 799 students in their distance learning programs.
^e The enrollment count for the Naval War College does not include 5,116 students in their distance learning programs.