Public Health Schools In Rhode Island

Rhode Island has 2 accredited public health schools where public health faculty who teach public health classes can find employment. The trends in Rhode Island's public health academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in public health includes public health training at the following levels:

  • Public Health Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Public Health
  • Masters degree in Public Health


  1. Brown University

    One Prospect Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02912

    15 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



Professional Trends

Rhode Island Vs. National Public Health Employment

Rhode Island 1,870
National 484,220

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

Employment Growth for Public health professionals In Rhode Island

1,510 1,650 1,570 1,610 1,870
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Public Health is a growing field in Rhode Island. In Rhode Island, 360 more public health professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 24% growth in the field. This is faster than the trend for public health professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of public health professionals has grown by 19% between 2006 and 2010.

Public Health VS. All Professions salaries in Rhode Island

$69,530 $68,053 $73,407 $74,930 $77,513
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of public health professionals is growing, the salaries paid to public health professionals are increasing in Rhode Island. In 2006 public health professionals made a mean salary of $69,530 per year, and in 2010 they made $77,513 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public health professionals in Rhode Island

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This represents a 10% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of public health, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid public health professionals earning 99% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Rhode Island state.

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

Health Science
Healthcare Administration
Healthcare Management
Political Science
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of public health professionals is increasing in Rhode Island state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited public health schools in Rhode Island state is decreasing. In Rhode Island, there were 64 graduates in 2006. And there were 58 graduates from public health courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of public health school degree or certificate graduates in Rhode Island by 9%. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a master's degree in public health.

Public Health Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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