This is a
list of colleges and universities in the U.S. state of Rhode Island, colleges and universities defined as being so listed by the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education. There are currently 12 such institutions operating in the state, including nine universities, one [1 ] associates college, and two special-focus institutions.
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 is the Community College of Rhode Island, founded in 1964 in Providence as Rhode Island Junior College. Enrollment sizes range from the Naval War College at 550 students to the state's flagship public university, the University of Rhode Island, which serves over 15,000 students.
The institutions included on this list are all accredited by the
New England Association of Schools and Colleges. [2 ] Institutions [edit ]
School Location(s) [3 ] Affiliation [3 ] Type [3 ] [a] Enrollment Founded Brown University Providence Private Research university 8,695 1764 [4 ] Bryant University Smithfield Private Masters university 3,606 1863 [5 ] Community College of Rhode Island 6 locations Public Associates college 17,893 1964 [6 ] Johnson & Wales University Providence Private Masters university 10,974 1914 [7 ] Naval War College Newport Public ( Federal) Masters university 550 [8 ] [b] 1884 [9 ] New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich Private School of technology 3,298 1940 [10 ] Providence College Providence Private ( Catholic) Masters university 5,065 1917 [11 ] Rhode Island College Providence Public Masters university 9,155 1854 [12 ] Rhode Island School of Design Providence Private School of art 2,406 1877 [13 ] Roger Williams University Bristol Private Masters university 5,220 [c] 1956 [14 ] Salve Regina University Newport Private ( Catholic) Masters university 2,618 1934 [15 ] University of Rhode Island Kingston ( South Kingstown) Public Research university 16,564 1892 [16 ] Defunct institutions [edit ] See also [edit ] Notes [edit ] References [edit ] External links [edit ]