Providence County College

Find Providence County Rhode Island colleges and universities, such as state, community, public, and private colleges, universities, and technical schools. Colleges and universities provide information on degree programs, such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, masters degrees, doctorate degrees, and trade certifications, college applications, financial aid, tuition, and student alumni resources.


Brown University 1 Prospect Street Providence RI 02912 401-863-1000


Bryant University 1150 Douglas Pike Smithfield RI 02917 401-232-6000

Empire Beauty School-Providence 151 Broadway Providence RI 02903 800-920-4593

Johnson & Wales University 8 Abbott Park Place Providence RI 02903 401-598-1000

Lincoln Technical Institute-Lincoln 622 George Washington Highway Lincoln RI 02865 401-334-2430

MotoRing Technical Training Institute 54 Water Street East Providence RI 02914 508-336-6611

New England Tractor Trailer Training School 600 Moshassuck Ind Highway Pawtucket RI 02860 401-725-1220

Newport School of Hairdressing-Main Campus 226 Main Street Pawtucket RI 02860 401-725-6882

Paul Mitchell The School Rhode Island 30 Chapel View Boulevard Cranston RI 02920 401-352-4990

Providence College 1 Cunningham Square Providence RI 02908 401-865-1000

Rhode Island College 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue Providence RI 02908 401-456-8000

Rhode Island School of Design 2 College Street Providence RI 02903 401-454-6100

Sanford-Brown Institute-Cranston 85 Garfield Avenue Cranston RI 02920 401-824-5300

St Joseph School of Nursing 200 High Service Avenue Providence RI 02904

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Cranston 1400 Oaklawn Avenue Cranston RI 02920

What is a College?

Colleges and universities provide post-secondary and higher education degree programs, including associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, doctorate degrees, and trade certifications. Some colleges focus on liberal arts, while others focus on the sciences or vocational trades. Colleges and universities provide communities with a variety of jobs, from administrative and educational positions to custodial, food service and security positions.

As well as education, colleges provide entertainment venues for sporting events, fine arts shows, and performing arts. They help students with enrollment, college applications, and financial aid. They also provide alumni services, career placement services, financial aid in the form of work study, housing so students can live on campus. Most also offer medical services, and some also provide transportation. Some four-year colleges and universities are as large as small cities.