Chemistry Schools In Rhode Island

Rhode Island has 7 accredited chemistry schools where chemistry faculty who teach chemistry classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of chemistry and chemistry training in Rhode Island, which includes chemistry training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Chemistry
  • Bachelors degree in Chemistry
  • Masters degree in Chemistry
  • PhD degree in Chemistry


  1. Brown University

    One Prospect Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02912

    15 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Providence College

    1 Cunningham Square, Providence, Rhode Island 02918-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Rhode Island College

    600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Community College of Rhode Island

    400 East Ave, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-1807

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. University of Rhode Island

    Kingston, Rhode Island 02881

    160 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Roger Williams University

    One Old Ferry Rd, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809-2923

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Salve Regina University

    100 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island 02840-4192

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Rhode Island Vs. National Chemistry Employment

Rhode Island 460
National 212,310

Of all of the chemistry professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of Rhode Island.

Employment Growth for Chemistry professionals In Rhode Island

500 480 450 410 460
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of chemistry professionals is shrinking in Rhode Island. In 2010 there were 40 less chemistry professionals working in Rhode Island than there were in 2006. Thus, in Rhode Island, this field has shrunk by 8% in four years. This decline is faster than the national trend for chemistry professionals which shows a 5% decrease in the number of chemistry professionals working around the nation.

Chemistry VS. All Professions salaries in Rhode Island

$48,437 $48,440 $47,013 $49,957 $50,555
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Chemistry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Rhode Island, as the number of chemistry professionals is declining, the salaries earned by chemistry professionals are increasing. Chemistry professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $48,437 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $50,555 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Chemistry professionals in Rhode Island

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This represents a growth in salaries of 4%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Rhode Island state, within the field of chemistry, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid chemistry professionals earn 125% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Chemistry professionals and related professions in Rhode Island


In Rhode Island, chemistry professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Chemistry programs available for each degree type for all schools in Rhode Island


The number of students graduating from the 7 accredited chemistry schools in Rhode Island is increasing. In 2006 there were 66 chemistry graduates from chemistry courses in Rhode Island and in 2010 there were 110 graduates.

This represents a 67% increase in the number of chemistry degree or certificate school graduates in Rhode Island state. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned an bachelor's degree in chemistry.

Chemistry Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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