List of Colleges and Universities in Rhode Island

List of colleges and universities in Rhode Island.


Brown University: Brown University was established in 1764 by three Rhode Island residents – Ezra Stiles, William Ellery, Jr. and Josias Lyndon. Brown is an Ivy League school that enrolls about 6,300 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students. The current president is Christina Hull Paxson and the school mascot is Bruno the Bear. Brown’s acceptance rate is 9%.Visit Site

Bryant University: Bryant University was established in 1863 by John Collins Bryant and Henry Beadman Bryant. The school mascot is Tupper the Bulldog. Bryant has an acceptance rate of 76.6% and enrolls approximately 3,300 students. Ronald Machtley is the current president.Visit Site

Community College of Rhode Island: Community College of Rhode Island was founded in 1964 and it is the only community college in Rhode Island. The school president is Meghan Hughes and the mascot is the CCRI Knight. Nearly 18,000 students attend CCRI.Visit Site

Johnson & Wales University: Johnson & Wales University was established in 1914. It enrolls a total of 16,100 students and the chancellor is John Bowen. Its admission rate is 76%. The school mascot is the Wildcat.Visit Site

Naval War College: Naval War College was founded in 1884 by Stephen Luce, a Navy admiral. The current president is Rear Admiral P. Gardner Howe, III. The college enrolls about 600 students.Visit Site

New England Institute of Technology: New England Institute of Technology was founded in 1940. It enrolls about 3,000 students in one of its associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees. The current president is Richard I. Gouse.Visit Site

Lincoln Technical Institute: Lincoln Technical Institute was established in 1946 by J. Warren Davies. It is a for-profit school with a number campuses located throughout the country. Lincoln Tech’s president is Scott M. Shaw.Visit Site

Providence College: Providence College was established in 1917 by the Roman Catholic Diocese. Approximately 4,500 students attend Providence and the school’s acceptance rate is 63%. The current president is Fr. Brian J. Shanley and the mascot is the Friar.Visit Site

Rhode Island College: Rhode Island College was established in 1854. It enrolls about 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students and has an admission rate of 75%. RIC’s current president is Nancy Carriuolo and the mascot is the Anchorman.Visit Site

Rhode Island School of Design: Rhode Island School of Design was founded in 1877. It is a school offering a variety of programs in fine arts and design. The current president of RISD is Rosanne Somerson. The school’s acceptance rate is 37% and it enrolls approximately 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students.Visit Site

Roger Williams University: Roger Williams University was established in 1956. It is a liberal arts school that enrolls over 5,000 students. Donald Farish is the current president and the mascot is Swoop the Hawk. The school’s acceptance rate is 78%.Visit Site

Salve Regina University: Salve Regina University is a Roman Catholic university that was founded in 1934 by the State of Rhode Island. Currently, approximately 2,700 students attend Salve Regina. The acceptance rate is 70% and the current president is Sister Jane Gerety. The mascot is the Seahawk.Visit Site

University of Rhode Island: University of Rhode Island was established in 1892. The school enrolls over 16,500 students and has an admission rate of 76%. The school mascot is Rhody the Ram. David M. Dooley is the current president.Visit Site

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