Music Schools In Rhode Island

There are 6 accredited music schools in Rhode Island for faculty who teach music classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the music academic community in Rhode Island, and the future trends in music training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Music
  • Bachelors degree in Music
  • Masters degree in Music
  • PhD degree in Music


  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. 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 Music Employment

Rhode Island 250
National 63,990

Approximately 0% of the country's music professionals work in Rhode Island state.

Employment Growth for Music professionals In Rhode Island

120 340 290 320 250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Rhode Island, the field of music is growing. In Rhode Island, 130 more music professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 108% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the change in the number of music professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of music professionals has grown by 14% from 2006 to 2010.

Music VS. All Professions salaries in Rhode Island

$38,670 $22,730 $23,090 $21,180 $22,425
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Music
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of music professionals is growing, the salaries paid to music professionals are decreasing in Rhode Island. Music professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $38,670 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $22,425 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in Rhode Island

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90th percentile

Thus, there was a 72% decline in music professionals' salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. Within the field of music, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid music professionals earning 289% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Rhode Island state.

Average Salaries for Music professionals and related professions in Rhode Island

Liberal Arts
Music Production

In Rhode Island, music professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited music schools in Rhode Island is increasing. In 2006 there were 47 music graduates from music courses in Rhode Island and in 2010 there were 62 graduates.

Thus there was a 32% percent increase in the number of music school degree or certificate graduates in Rhode Island. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in music.

Music Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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