Rhode Island College is located on a 180-acre campus in the Mount Pleasant section of Providence. This location combines easy access to the benefits and resources of the metropolitan area with a suburban atmosphere.
Rhode Island College has undergone expansion in recent decades at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. It now serves approximately 9,000 students in courses and programs both on and off campus.
The College is the oldest of the three public institutions of higher education that operate under the aegis of the Board of Governors for Higher Education.