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A Message from President Frank D. Sánchez

Welcome to Rhode Island College!

Whether you are just out of high school looking to begin your college journey; an adult learner returning to higher education after some time off; or just interested in finding out more about our college, you are in the right place.

We are an inclusive, supportive community made up of diverse students, faculty and staff who are deeply invested in a high-quality collegiate experience. While others might talk about learning innovation, Rhode Island College delivers – with a dynamic culture of active teaching strategies; experiential learning opportunities; and high-tech, high-touch classroom instruction and services that prepare our students to succeed in an increasingly complex world.

Our top-notch academic offerings in fields like business leadership, health administration, data science, and more; our focus on the entire student experience both in the classroom and beyond; and our promise of a high-quality education at an unparalleled value combine to make us a college of choice for students and families.

Located in the heart of Providence – named a top city in America by Travel and Leisure Magazine – Rhode Island College boasts a welcoming campus with modern residence halls, classrooms, and common spaces for students to gather and learn. We are also now located downtown in Rhode Island’s Nursing Education Center – a world-class, state-of-the-art, instructional and simulation lab facility for healthcare.

I am delighted to be a part of Rhode Island College at this exciting moment in our history. I encourage you to visit our Strategic Action Plan, which serves as our guide as we build a future in which all our community members can flourish.

Take a look around our web site. Better yet, join us in person for a campus tour and see for yourself the quality, value and innovation at Rhode Island’s first public institution!

Yours in Education,

Frank D. Sánchez

Page last updated: February 04, 2021