News & Events for Student Veterans

  • Why RIC is Ranked One of Best Schools in Nation for Vets - Nov. 6, 2013
  • Rhode Island College is proud to be recognized as an educational institution following the President’s Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members. Outside LinkSee more information.
  • Rhode Island College Awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools ® Designation – Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Rhode Island College to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

    “Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Rhode Island College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.” Complete survey methodology is available at Outside

    The colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served. To learn more about the services RIC offers to student veterans and their families, contact us at or 401-456-8449.

  • From Combat Boots to Books: The Challenge of Soldiers Returning to School – The graduation rate for Rhode Island College veterans is five times higher than the national average. What is RIC doing right and what can the nation's colleges do better? Read more...
  • Outside LinkNew Program Eases Veterans' Transition to College Life - Oct. 5, 2010
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Public and Intergovernmental Affairs press release
  • Rhode Island College is one of the newest colleges to participate in Vetsuccess, This is part of a national pilot program: only three colleges and universities currently participate. The Veteran Resource Center will be joined by Micaela Black, a vocational counselor from the VA, as early as next week. We are confident that this will greatly enhance Veteran Services here at RIC.
  • Adobe PDFRhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education announces in-state tuition program for veterans - May, 18 2009
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Page last updated: November 7, 2013