Community College of Rhode Island

Warwick, RI 02886
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Community College of Rhode Island is the only public 2-year college in Rhode Island. The campus is located in an urban area, in Warwick.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 14,758 students attend the school. Every year 18% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Community College of Rhode Island's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $4,148, and fees were $416. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $11,740 and $416 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students14,758
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 44 219
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years 6 23

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1971 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
06/01/1971 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$189/credit
In State Students$189/credit
Out of State Students$561/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $8,505 $8,505 $25,245
ADN 70 $13,230 $13,230 $39,270
BSN 125 $23,625 $23,625 $70,125
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 64% of Community College of Rhode Island's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 49% $4,815
Other Federal Grant 10% $282
State Grant & Scholarships 24% $1,359
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 7% $2,015
Federal Student Loans 17% $4,633
Private Loans -- $5,077


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,226
$30,001 to $48,000$5,847
$48,001 to $75,000$7,230
$75,001 to $110,000$10,191
Over $110,000$10,857

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Rhode Island state board of nursing.
Community College of Rhode Island
400 East Ave
Warwick, RI 02886

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