university of rhode island

Encyclopedia

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.

Learn more about Rhode Island, University of with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: university of prague
Next Definition: university of rochester
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for university of rhode island
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing university of rhode island
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;