Rhode Island College

Rhode Island College, the first public institution of higher education in the state, was recently designated a 2017 Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The college has become a significant pipeline to growing industries with a nationally leading nursing program, an accounting program that ranks in the top 10 percent in the nation, and regionally leading programs in addiction studies, medical imaging and music theatre. Rhode Island College offers a combination of exceptional instruction, internships, field training and community service. Students find personalized relationships with faculty and a welcoming campus environment. Class sizes average 20 students on the college's 180-acre campus in the Mount Pleasant area of Providence. Rhode Island College also leads New England in value. Roughly 15 percent of the students live on campus in six residence halls. Most Rhode Island College undergraduates are natives of the region, and over 71 percent of our alumni are living and raising their families right here in Rhode Island. RIC offers a diverse and welcoming community of students, one third of whom identify as ethnic minorities. Many of our students represent the first generation in their families to attend a four-year college.Students can choose from more than 100 academic majors within five schools: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, the School of Management, the School of Nursing and the School of Social Work.The college's 56,000 alumni include attorneys, CEOs, Grammy- and Oscar-nominated composers and actors, physicians, scientists and technicians who are among the leaders in their fields. Alumni also include a number of notable politicians, including U.S. Congressman James Langevin '90, and Cranston, R.I., Mayor Allan Fung '92. The college seeks to empower students to become involved citizens, supporting more than 70 student organizations on campus, in addition to offering a college honors program and study-abroad programs. Over 80 percent of Rhode Island College students engage in experiential learning, such as internships, to gain hands-on experience in their fields. Education students participate in field practice; social work students have field experiences; nursing students engage in clinical partnerships at major hospitals and health care facilities; political science majors undertake a 12-week internship in a government agency, public service organization or an organization engaged in campaigns or political advocacy. The college expects to implement a 21st Century Learning requirement by 2018.Performing arts students can take part the Rhode Island College Dance Company, the Rhode Island College Mainstage Theatre and Growing Stage Theatre, a student-directed performance group. There are also opportunities to participate in the Rhode Island College Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Singers, Men's and Women's Choruses, Wind Ensemble and Concert Jazz Band.Athletics also play an important part of the campus life. Rhode Island Colleges athletics program is thriving, with a host of NCAA Division III championship teams in the past 10 years in nearly every sport. RIC fields 21 varsity sports with nearly 350 athletes. Rhode Island College is known for its state-of-the-art athletic facilities, including the newly renovated Recreation Center and Student-Athlete Success Center. RIC also participates in the National Student Exchange Program.

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Public, Coed 1854 N/A Semester $17.5 million + 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI 02908 (401) 456-8000
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Rhode Island Providence 119