Rhode Island: It's All in Our Backyard

Education fuels this $250 million expansion

October 20, 2014 by chris

NEIT - students on bench

New England Institute of Technology is embarking on a $120 million expansion at its East Greenwich campus. This will be Phase 2 of a $250 million campus development program. NEIT plans to build its first dorm and expand its facilities by more than 300,000 square feet, which will enable it to add or expand degree-granting programs in such related areas as IT, advanced manufacturing, health sciences, architecture, and engineering.

In addition to the 400-bed dormitory and new classroom and laboratory space, NEIT plans a new student dining area, expanded amenities for students including a fitness center, and a “green” open space area.

“For 75 years we have been on the cutting edge of hands-on career training and thousands of our graduates are employed in high level careers. This economic development investment will not only continue that tradition, but will now place our college at the most advanced levels of workforce training for 21st-century employment,” says NEIT President Richard Gouse. “This will make us the region’s largest provider of collegiate-level, technology-driven training.”

More than 3,000 students are enrolled at NEIT, which is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc. Founded in 1940, the college offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and on-line degrees in more than 40 technical and business programs.