A Graduate School is an education institution that offers graduate degrees, including Master and Doctorate degrees. This page lists all accredited graduate schools in the state of Rhode Island that provide full-time or part-time graduate education leading to a postgraduate degree. Note: according to AbbreviationFinder, RI is the two-letter abbreviation of Rhode Island.
45 Prospect Street
549 River Avenue
Rhode Island College
Providence ,RI 02908
Salve Regina University
100 Ochre Point Avenue
University of Rhode Island
Rhode Island State Overview
Italian navigator Giovanni da Verrazzano was the first European to arrive in what is now Rhode Island in 1524, naming the country “Luisa” after Luisa of Savoy, mother of French King Francis I. Later, in 1614, the country was renamed. Allegedly it was the Dutchman Adriaen Block who gave it the name “Roodt Eylandt (Red Island)” because of the red soil.
Another assumption is that many of the islands in Narragansett Bay reminded Verrazzano of the Aegean and he named the country after the island of Rhodes. At least that’s what it says on the Verrazzano Monument in Providence.
Roger Williams, a theologian and linguist, had to flee Massachusetts after being persecuted for his faith. In 1636 he founded “Providence Plantation” and agreed with the settlers there on a constitution based on equality and freedom of belief.
In 1647 the Rhode Island colony was united with Providence under one government and freedom of belief was re-established. It was a haven for people persecuted for their beliefs. Baptists, Quakers, Jews and others came there to practice their faith in peace and security. On May 18, 1652, the first law was passed in North America outlawing slavery.
Rhode Island was the second of the thirteen colonies to declare independence from Britain after New Hampshire and the last state to ratify the American Constitution.
“Rhode Island and Providence Plantations” is the state with the longest name and at the same time the smallest state in the USA.
The Blackstone River Valley is considered the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. In Pawtucket, a certain Samuel Slater built the Slater Mill in 1793, a cotton mill powered by water from the Blackstone River. Today the Slater Mill is a museum. There are ghost tours, quilting workshops and many other events. Visit the Slater Mill home page for more information.
For a time, Rhode Island was a leader in the textile industry. Although it still contributes to the state’s economy today, it no longer has the same economic power as it once did. Today, services are the main industry of the state, especially health and education.
- Countryaah.com: Provides list of counties in Rhode Island in alphabetical order. Also covers top 10 counties by area and population.
The smallest of the 50 US states has an area of 4,002 square kilometers and is bordered by Massachusetts to the north and east, Connecticut to the west and the Rhode Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. Nicknamed the “Ocean State,” Rhode Island has many oceanfront beaches. Average altitude is 60 meters above sea level, mostly flat land. The highest elevation is Jerimoth Hill at 247 meters.
Rhode Island is a state of many firsts. First to take action against British rule, first synogogue, first successful water-powered cotton mill, and now the Ocean State is the first U.S. state to receive the The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences’ prestigious “International Star Diamond Award.” The AAHS certifies that Rhode Island is a world-class destination offering some of the best natural beauty, culinary offerings, history and cultural attractions. World class – that’s Rhode Island! But don’t take our word for it, come see for yourself!
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