Mechanical Engineering Schools In Rhode Island

There are 3 accredited mechanical engineering schools in Rhode Island for faculty who teach mechanical engineering classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in mechanical engineering in the state of Rhode Island, which encompasses mechanical engineering training at the following levels:

  • Mechanical Engineering Certificate
  • Associates degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering


  1. New England Institute of Technology

    2500 Post Rd, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-2244

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

    400 East Ave, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-1807

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

    Kingston, Rhode Island 02881

    160 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Rhode Island Vs. National Mechanical Engineering Employment

Rhode Island 2,080
National 549,180

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

Employment Growth for Mechanical engineering professionals In Rhode Island

2,430 2,400 2,220 2,210 2,080
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Rhode Island, mechanical engineering is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 350 less mechanical engineering professionals working in Rhode Island than there were in 2006. This represents a 14% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the change in the number of mechanical engineering professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of mechanical engineering professionals has shrunk by 4% from 2006 to 2010.

Mechanical Engineering VS. All Professions salaries in Rhode Island

$63,238 $63,462 $64,656 $67,446 $69,536
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mechanical Engineering
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to mechanical engineering professionals are growing in Rhode Island. Mechanical engineering professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $63,238 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $69,536 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Mechanical engineering professionals in Rhode Island

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, mechanical engineering professionals' salaries grew by 9% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Rhode Island, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of mechanical engineering. The pay differential between the highest paid mechanical engineering professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 136%

Average Salaries for Mechanical engineering professionals and related professions in Rhode Island

Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Industrial Design
Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering professionals in Rhode Island earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Mechanical Engineering programs available for each degree type for all schools in Rhode Island


As the number of mechanical engineering professionals is decreasing in Rhode Island state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited mechanical engineering schools in Rhode Island state is increasing. In Rhode Island, there were 91 graduates in 2006. And there were 109 graduates from mechanical engineering courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 20% percent increase in the number of mechanical engineering school degree or certificate graduates in Rhode Island. A majority of these graduates, or 29%, graduated with a associate's degree in mechanical engineering.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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