Mission of the College
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 nontraditional 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.