university of rhode island
public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Kingston, R.I., U.S. It is a land- and sea-grant institution. The university includes colleges of business administration, engineering, pharmacy, resource development, human science and services, and arts and sciences. The branch campus at Narragansett Bay, 6 miles (10 km) east of Kingston, is home to the Graduate School of Oceanography. Continuing-education courses are offered at a campus in downtown Providence. A fourth branch of the university, the W. Alton Jones Campus, is a 2,300-acre (930-hectare) woodland area with research and conference facilities 13 miles (21 km) northwest of Kingston. The university offers a range of master's and doctoral degree programs. Research facilities include robotics and marine technology laboratories. Total enrollment is approximately 13,700.
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