Public Administration Schools In Rhode Island

There are 4 accredited public administration schools in Rhode Island for faculty who teach public administration classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the public administration academic community in Rhode Island, and the future trends in public administration training at the following levels:

  • Public Administration Certificate
  • Associates degree in Public Administration
  • Bachelors degree in Public Administration
  • Masters degree in Public Administration
  • PhD degree in Public Administration


  1. Brown University

    One Prospect Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02912

    15 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Rhode Island College

    600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

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

    Kingston, Rhode Island 02881

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

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Rhode Island Vs. National Public Administration Employment

Rhode Island 1,370
National 391,290

Of all of the public administration professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in Rhode Island state.

Employment Growth for Public administration professionals In Rhode Island

1,270 1,380 1,370 1,410 1,370
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Rhode Island, public administration is a growing field. In Rhode Island, 100 more public administration professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 8% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the change in the number of public administration professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of public administration professionals has shrunk by 4% from 2006 to 2010.

Public Administration VS. All Professions salaries in Rhode Island

$110,140 $85,020 $87,533 $87,387 $89,600
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Administration
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of public administration professionals is growing, the salaries paid to public administration professionals are decreasing in Rhode Island. In 2006 public administration professionals made a mean salary of $110,140 per year, and in 2010 they made $89,600 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public administration professionals in Rhode Island

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Thus, there was a 23% decline in public administration professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In Rhode Island state, within the field of public administration, there is a slight variation in pay. The highest paid public administration professionals earn -32% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Public administration professionals and related professions in Rhode Island

Business Administration
Business Management
Criminal Justice
Political Science
Public Administration
Social Work

In Rhode Island, public administration professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Public Administration programs available for each degree type for all schools in Rhode Island


As the number of public administration professionals is increasing in Rhode Island state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited public administration schools in Rhode Island state is also increasing. In Rhode Island, there were 76 graduates in 2006. And there were 122 graduates from public administration courses in 2010.

This represents a 61% increase in the number of public administration degree or certificate school graduates in Rhode Island state. Most of these graduates, or 36%, earned an bachelor's degree in public administration.

Public Administration Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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