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COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND can handle increased enrollment if it happens in the fall but it's too early to predict what enrollment will look like as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to CCRI Vice President of Student Affairs Sara Enright. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI says it can handle increased enrollment but it’s still too...

WARWICK – Community College of Rhode Island can handle an influx of students if the college sees that come September, however it is still...
STANDING HER GROUND: Karen Santilli, director of Crossroads Rhode Island, is hopeful that an affordable-housing program included in Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s initial budget proposal will survive despite the state’s new revenue woes. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Unkindest cuts: Many casualties expected as R.I. begins ‘brutal’ budget process

The future looked encouraging for Karen Santilli just a few months ago. In mid-January, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo released a $10.2 billion fiscal 2021 budget...
KEEPING PROMISES? State lawmakers this year must decide whether to continue the tuition-free program at the Community College of Rhode Island. R.I. Promise expires at the end of the year. / COURTESY CCRI

R.I. Promise laying groundwork for a better-educated workforce

State lawmakers were wise to put a sunset provision in legislation creating the Rhode Island Promise program, which allows qualifying students the chance to...
TUITION-FREE: Community College of Rhode Island student Davila Jackley, left, meets with classmate William Rider. Jackley is taking advantage of the Rhode Island Promise program.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo pushes to make tuition-free program a permanent Promise

When Davila Jackley graduates from the Community College of Rhode Island this spring, she’ll do so without having paid any tuition. Jackley, 19, is among...
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF Rhode Island announced Monday that it received the '2-Year College of the Year' award from online education news outlet Education Dive: Higher Ed.

CCRI named nation’s top 2-year college by Education Dive

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island was named the 2-Year College of the Year by the digital education news outlet Education Dive:...

Five Questions With: Sara Enright

In just a few weeks, a new group of Community College of Rhode Island students will participate in Rhode Island Promise, the scholarship program...
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND is offering help to prospective students to enrollment in the Rhode Island Promise scholarship program. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI Hosts Rhode Island Promise Enrollment Days in August

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island is holding two sessions in August to help recently high school graduates planning to attend CCRI...

CCRI admissions officials recruiting students at the beach

WARWICK – Community College of Rhode Island admissions officials are hitting the beach – among other places – to recruit students next week. A mobile...

RI Promise deserves passage

Sometimes the corny thing can be the right thing. Such is the case with General Treasurer Seth Magaziner’s plan to deposit $529 into the 529...
BUILDING A NEW FUTURE: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Rhode Island Promise program has increased enrollment and graduation rates at the Community College of Rhode Island in its two years. 
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DAVE HANSEN

RI Promise delivers as CCRI graduation sets a record

Three years ago, when Gov. Gina M. Raimondo started her push for the Rhode Island Promise program, she did not receive universal plaudits. Speaker of...

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