Rhode Island has recently joined the Graduate! Network, a nation-wide initiative to increase the number of adults completing college. Recent census figures estimate that there are as many as 130,000 Rhode Islanders who have some postsecondary education but have not completed their degree. Enabling adult learners to complete their degrees is key to reaching Rhode Island's ambitious attainment goal of 60% attainment by 2025.
The Graduate! RI initiative brings together partners in the community, government, higher education, business and industry to align existing resources, remove barriers, and create new pathways for adults to finish their degrees. The Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner is pleased to partner in this work, along with the College Crusade, RI Adult Education Professional Development Center, Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, College Unbound, Rhode Island College, and the Community College of Rhode Island. Graduate! RI will officially launch in summer/ fall 2016.
If you are interested in getting information about how to return to college and complete your studies, you can contact Dr. Michael Walker-Jones, Assistant Commissioner for External Relations, so that he can connect you with the resources you need (401-736-1100).
There are also resources available on each campus:
Center for Educational Opportunity @ CCRI
Liston Campus, Rm 2254, 1 Hilton St, Providence, RI 02905
Finish Strong @ RIC
600 Mt. Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI 02908
Finish-What-You-Started @ URI
Roosevelt Hall, 90 Lower College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881
Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903-1803