Global Excellence, Local Impact

Brown is an internationally-renowned research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Throughout the University’s 250 years, the City of Providence has been an integral partner. The future success of Providence and Brown are intertwined.

  • $250


    Amount Brown has invested in the Jewelry District in the last decade, including buying property and improving the public sphere.

  • $6.2


    Amount Brown paid to the City of Providence in voluntary payments and property taxes for FY20.

  • $215


    Amount of public-private partnership invested for the renovation of South Street Landing, which houses 136,000 square feet of Brown office space, and the Rhode Island College/ University of Rhode Island Nursing Education Center.

  • 1,471

    Brown employees live in Providence

  • 2,100

    Number of Brown faculty, staff and students working and studying in the Jewelry District.

  • $2.5


    Amount Brown Dining Services spends on local food from RI farms each year

  • $205


    Amount Brown spent on research in FY20

  • 60%

    of all RI Physicians

    Are affiliated with Warren Alpert Medical School

  • > 450

    Brown undergraduates

    Volunteer in Providence Public Schools each year, serving over 5000 public school students