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Community College of Rhode Island Data & Information Overview

432 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
11% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Community College of Rhode Island Ranked?

#670 Best Colleges in Nation
#8 Best Colleges in RI
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Community College of Rhode Island was awarded 432 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is clinical/medical laboratory science.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, CCRI is ranked #670 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when CCRI held the #866 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 9 colleges in Rhode Island, CCRI is ranked at #8.

See all of the rankings for Community College of Rhode Island.

Is It Hard to Get Into CCRI?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

Since Community College of Rhode Island has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

Learn more about Community College of Rhode Island admissions.

Community College of Rhode Island Faculty

17 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Community College of Rhode Island is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Community College of Rhode Island is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Community College of Rhode Island

54% Freshmen Retention

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Community College of Rhode Island this rate is 54%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  54 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Community College of Rhode Island.

Community College of Rhode Island Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,821 Full-Time Undergraduates
38.7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
55.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 13,684 undergraduates at CCRI with 5,821 being full-time and 7,863 being part-time.

How Much Does Community College of Rhode Island Cost?

$6,898 Net Price
5% Take Out Loans
$13,888 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of CCRI is $6,898. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for CCRI

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,937 $6,818 $8,994 $10,471 $11,179

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CCRI, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At CCRI, approximately 5% of students took out student loans averaging $3,472 a year. That adds up to $13,888 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCRI is 10.7%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do CCRI Graduates Make?

$35,848 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from CCRI make around $35,848 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 16% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Community College of Rhode Island make the most money.

Location of Community College of Rhode Island

Rhode Island State
5,821 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
Located in Warwick, Rhode Island, Community College of Rhode Island is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for CCRI are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 400 East Ave, Warwick, RI 02886-1807
Phone: 401-825-1000

Community College of Rhode Island Majors

52 Majors With Completions
2,041 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Community College of Rhode Island along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CCRI

63% Take At Least One Class Online
32% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 7,534 students took at least one online class at Community College of Rhode Island. This is a decrease from the 13,000 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 7,534 3,883
2019-2020 13,000 11,836
2018-2019 3,077 751
2017-2018 3,313 677
2016-2017 2,261 524

Learn more about online learning at Community College of Rhode Island.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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