Sociology Schools In Rhode Island

Sociology classes faculty can choose to work at one of 6 accredited sociology schools in Rhode Island. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in sociology in the state of Rhode Island, which encompasses sociology training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Sociology
  • Masters degree in Sociology
  • PhD degree in Sociology


  1. Brown University

    One Prospect Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02912

    15 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Bryant University

    1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917-1291

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Providence College

    1 Cunningham Square, Providence, Rhode Island 02918-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Rhode Island College

    600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

    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 Sociology Employment

Rhode Island 40
National 21,140

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

Employment Growth for Sociology professionals In Rhode Island

110 110 80 40 40
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Sociology is a shrinking field in Rhode Island. There were 70 less sociology professionals working in Rhode Island in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of sociology has shrunk by 64% in Rhode Island. This is faster than the trend for sociology professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of sociology professionals has grown by 8% between 2006 and 2010.

Sociology VS. All Professions salaries in Rhode Island

$80,350 $79,720 $90,750 $108,310 $120,320
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Sociology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of sociology professionals is declining, the salaries paid to sociology professionals are increasing in Rhode Island. In 2006 sociology professionals made a mean salary of $80,350 per year, and in 2010 they made $120,320 per year.

Salary percentiles for Sociology professionals in Rhode Island

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Thus, sociology professionals' salaries grew by 33% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Rhode Island state, within the field of sociology, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid sociology professionals earn 177% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Sociology professionals and related professions in Rhode Island

Forensic Psychology
Mental Health
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

In Rhode Island, sociology professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited sociology schools in Rhode Island is decreasing. In 2006, 114 students graduated from sociology courses in Rhode Island. And in 2010, 82 students graduated.

This represents a 28% decrease in the number of sociology degree or certificate school graduates in Rhode Island state. 75% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in sociology.

Sociology Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of sociology faculty in Rhode Island, growth in the field of sociology academia and sociology faculty salaries in Rhode Island. If you are involved in teaching sociology courses to students at the bachelors degree in sociology, masters degree in sociology, and doctoral degree in sociology levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of sociology in Rhode Island. A summary of what your peers have told us up until now will be available once you submit your information.

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