Social Work Schools In Rhode Island

Rhode Island has 5 accredited social work schools where social work faculty who teach social work classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of social work and social work training in Rhode Island, which includes social work training at the following levels:

  • Social Work Certificate
  • Associates degree in Social Work
  • Bachelors degree in Social Work
  • Masters degree in Social Work


Schools

  1. Bryant University

    1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917-1291

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  2. Providence College

    1 Cunningham Square, Providence, Rhode Island 02918-0001

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  3. Rhode Island College

    600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

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  4. Community College of Rhode Island

    400 East Ave, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-1807

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  5. Salve Regina University

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

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Rhode Island Vs. National Social Work Employment

Rhode Island 3,690
National 609,060

Of all of the social workers that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Rhode Island state.

Employment Growth for Social workers In Rhode Island

3,360 3,540 3,850 3,720 3,690
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Rhode Island, social work is a growing field. In Rhode Island, 330 more social workers were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of social work has grown by 10% in Rhode Island. This growth is slower than the change in the number of social workers around the country. Nationally, the number of social workers has grown by 10% from 2006 to 2010.

Social Work VS. All Professions salaries in Rhode Island

$48,133 $49,768 $53,235 $54,862 $56,112
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Rhode Island, as the number of social workers is growing, the salaries earned by social workers are increasing. In 2006 social workers made a mean salary of $48,133 per year, and in 2010 they made $56,112 per year.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Rhode Island

10th percentile
$35,350
25th percentile
$43,612
50th percentile
$55,272
75th percentile
$68,662
90th percentile
$79,045

Thus, social workers' salaries grew by 14% 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 social work. The pay differential between the highest paid social workers and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 124%

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Rhode Island

Human Resources
$71,490
Human Services
$48,078
Public Administration
$89,600
Public Health
$77,513
Social Work
$56,112

Social workers in Rhode Island earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Social Work programs available for each degree type for all schools in Rhode Island

associate
2
bachelor
5
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total9

The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited social work schools in Rhode Island is increasing. In 2006 there were 174 social work graduates from social work courses in Rhode Island and in 2010 there were 198 graduates.

Thus there was a 14% percent increase in the number of social work school degree or certificate graduates in Rhode Island. Most of these graduates, or 56%, earned a bachelor's degree in social work.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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