List of colleges and universities in Rhode Island


List of colleges and universities in Rhode Island

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. [cite web | url = http://www.ribghe.org/inst.htm | title = Institutions and Organizations | publisher = Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education | accessdate = 2007-12-17 ] There are currently 14 such institutions operating in the state, including nine universities, two associates colleges, and three 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 Zion Bible College at 256 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, with two exceptions. [cite web | url = http://www.neasc.org/roster/pssri.htm | title = Membership Roster: Postsecondary Institutions New Hampshire | publisher = New England Association of Schools and Colleges | accessdate = 2007-12-17 ] Gibbs College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, [cite web | url = http://acics.org/accredited/documents/2007_schools_by_states_correct_order.12.04.07_000.pdf | format = pdf | title = ACICS-Accredited Institutions - 685 | date = 2007-12-04 | publisher = Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools | accessdate = 2007-12-17 ] and Zion Bible College is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education. [cite web | url = http://www.zbc.edu/faq.html#1bottom | title = Is Zion Bible College accredited? | publisher = Zion Bible College | accessdate = 2007-12-17 ]

Institutions

Defunct institutions

Notes

The types listed here are as categorized in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

The Naval War College is not categorized by the Carnegie Classification. However, it is comparable to the Naval Postgraduate School, which is categorized as a masters university.

The enrollment count for Roger Williams University includes 608 students at the School of Law, which is listed as a separate school in IPEDS.

References

External links

* [http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?s=RI Department of Education listing of accredited institutions in Rhode Island]


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