Rhode Island College is one of the region’s leading comprehensive public colleges. Our mission is to offer accessible higher education of the finest quality to traditional and non-traditional students from around the state, the region, and beyond. Students here are members of a caring community that respects diversity and values academic excellence informed by cultural inquiry, civic engagement, and co-curricular activity. The college offers a wide variety of liberal arts, science, and professional programs in which dedicated faculty work with students to achieve the promise of higher education: an open and inquiring mind.
Rhode Island College (RIC) will be increasingly recognized in the state and the region as an outstanding public comprehensive college. It will be valued and supported for educating the state’s diverse population to become respected professionals and good citizens and for being a positive force in the changing economy and culture. Our students will graduate ready to serve the community using the latest technology and best practices and to become leaders in myriad sectors of society such as the sciences, the arts, the helping professions, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions. RIC will be a welcoming, attractive, efficient, safe, transparent, and financially secure institution that fosters creative communication and synergy within the campus community and between that community and its friends.