Roger Williams University was founded in 1956 and named after a co-founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams. It continues today as a private, co-educational liberal arts university located in the town of Bristol, Rhode Island. The school’s roots go back to 1919 when Northeastern University opened a satellite campus in Providence, Rhode Island. After World War II, Rhode Island chartered this campus to become a community college. Eventually, the 2-year college evolved into what is now Roger Williams University.
Roger Williams offers associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees, as well as certificates, from the following schools and colleges:
- Mario J. Gabelli School of Business
- Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences
- School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation
- School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management
- School of Justice Studies
- School of Education
- School of Continuing Studies
- School of Law
Through the School of Continuing Studies, Roger Williams University offers a variety of distance and online educational opportunities including fully online degrees and certificates.