With an enrollment of 15,000 students, Community College of Rhode Island is one of New England’s largest and most comprehensive community colleges and the only associate degree-granting institution in Rhode Island. CCRI offers programs in academic and vocational-technical areas as well as a full complement of programs and services for full and part-time students, for recent high school graduates, and for older, adult learners.
CCRI opens its facilities for public use, sponsors programs on issues of public concern, and offers workshops and seminars for small businesses, for government agencies, and for individuals seeking to improve their skills or enhance their lives.
New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) is a private, non-profit technical university offers degrees in over 50+ Masters, Bachelors, and Associates programs including: Information Technology, Health Sciences, Building Technologies, and Automotive & Transportation. With three campuses in the Warwick area, NEIT supports residential, commuter, and online students diving into their majors with industry-specific labs using the latest technology and equipment.
Salve Regina offers bachelor’s degree and certificate programs that meet the needs of the adult learner. Programs are available in a variety of formats, including classroom-based semester-long courses, compressed seven-week courses, and hybrid courses that combine online learning with the classroom experience.
Courses are offered at the Center for Adult Education in Warwick, RI, which is centrally located and provides easy access from I-95, I-295 and Route 4. At only $870 for a three-credit course (plus registration fees), tuition is affordable, and financial aid and flexible payment options are available.
Additionally, Salve Regina offers 13 master’s degree programs, a doctoral program in humanities and the Doctor of Nursing Practice, for more information, click here.
The Warwick Center for the Arts, located next to City Hall in Apponaug, brings works of art in group and solo exhibitions hosted in two galleries: the Main Gallery and the Small Works Gallery. A poetry series, The Mad Poets Cafe, takes place monthly on every fourth Saturday and draws poets from throughout New England. Live theatre, including Bring Your Own Improv, and independent film is also part of their commitment to artistic excellence in Warwick.
Classes at The Museum School at WCFTA begin every March and runs throughout the year, offering instruction for all ages in Basic Drawing, Painting, Color, Figure Studies, and more. The very popular Summer Art Camp, held each year from June through August, gives younger students a fun, exciting introduction to art in the form of five-day workshops, ranging from collage, to acting and singing, to papier mache, to poetry writing, and more!
General admission is free, except for certain events. Please call for registration information. WCFTA welcomes class and group tours.
Visit our large, upgraded library with meeting rooms, computers, and a coffee shop on the premises. The Library’s Mission Statement: Warwick Public Library is the hub of community learning where every child can be a reader; every resident can connect to the digital world, and every life is enriched by lifelong learning.
Centrally located on Post Road in Apponaug, the historical granite building housing this branch of The Warwick Public Library is a throwback and has many niches and cozy spaces to read a book, tablet, or contemplate. Due to the space limitations, the overall collections are comprehensive but limited; there is a computer available. Stories for kids 3-5 every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. as well as other events are happening, but note that they are closed on Thursdays and Sundays. Street parking is available in front of the library with additional parking available in the two municipal lots behind the building.