Although there are no host schools for Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) programs in Rhode Island, there are still two schools that offer participation in AFROTC through cross-town agreements with schools in neighboring states. Compare the private and public school options below and find out more about the AFROTC program.
|School Name||Institution Type||Location||Tuition (In-state, 2016-2017)*||Tuition Assistance/ Military Benefits|
|Brown University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Providence, RI||$51,366||AFROTC scholarships|
|University of Rhode Island||4-year, public||Kingston, RI||$12,884||Credit for military training, AFROTC scholarships|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics
Overview of Rhode Island Colleges with Air Force ROTC Programs
Brown University and the University of Rhode Island offer participation in AFROTC through partnerships with two different schools in surrounding states. Here we discuss each RI school and the AFROTC program at the host school.
Brown University offers participation in AFROTC Detachment 340 through a partnership with Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts. Students in the program fulfill their academic program at Brown University and complete all of their training and AFROTC requirements at Worcester Polytechnic Institute's campus. Students can choose to participate in the traditional 4-year program or an accelerated 3-year program. The traditional program consists of the General Military Course (GMC) for the first two years, followed by the Professional Officer Course (POC) the next two years, both of which include AFROTC coursework, physical training and Leadership Lab. Cadets do not have a military obligation until they enter the POC or are on an AFROTC scholarship. To help with expenses, students can compete for national AFROTC scholarships as high school students or in-college students.
University of Rhode Island
Students at the University of Rhode Island can participate in AFROTC Detachment 115 through a cross-town agreement with the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. Students in the program are full-time students at the University of Rhode Island, but they complete their AFROTC coursework and requirements on campus at the University of Connecticut. Each week, cadets complete physical training, Leadership Lab and AFROTC coursework that includes topics in the U.S. Air Force, air and space power, national security and leadership. Students are eligible to apply for national AFROTC scholarships that go toward tuition, fees, a book allowance and a monthly stipend.