Community College of Rhode Island: Narrative Description

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400 East Ave.
Warwick, RI 02886-1807
Tel: (401)825-1000
Admissions: (401)333-7302
Fax: (401)825-2418
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 205-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $1.2 million. Total enrollment: 16,293. 6,510 applied, 72% were admitted. Full-time: 5,731 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 10,562 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 14 other countries, 1% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 7% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Rhode Island College, University of Rhode Island. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, dental, radiography, physical therapist assistant, computer programming, engineering, cardio-respiratory care, medical laboratory technician, occupational therapy assistant. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, deferred admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents, New England Regional Student Program applicants.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2040 full-time, $96 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5992 full-time, $287 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $7 per credit hour part-time, $32 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 54 open to all. Most popular organizations: Distributive Education Clubs of America, theater group, ABLE, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Christmas Dinner Theater, Spring Fest, ABLE Handicapped Awareness Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Community College of Rhode Island Learning Resources Center plus 3 others with 98,140 books, 81,340 microform titles, 872 serials, 20,231 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 1,200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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