As a distinctive regional public college, Rhode Island College personalizes higher education of the finest quality for undergraduate and graduate students. The RIC experience offers student-focused, innovative and transformative programs that support dynamic, experiential teaching and learning across all disciplines within a supportive, vibrant and diverse community. We engage in relevant scholarship, creative endeavors, and community partnerships as catalysts to propel students’ intellectual curiosity while preparing an engaged citizenry and promoting equitable and extraordinary contributions to society.
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.