Rhode Island, University of

      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.

      The university was first chartered as Rhode Island's state agricultural school in 1888. It became Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1892. In 1909 the name was changed to Rhode Island State College, and in 1951 it was elevated to university standing.

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