Visual Communications Schools In Rhode Island

Visual Communications classes faculty can choose to work at one of 2 accredited visual communications schools in Rhode Island. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the visual communications academic community in Rhode Island, and the future trends in visual communications training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Visual Communications
  • Masters degree in Visual Communications


  1. Providence College

    1 Cunningham Square, Providence, Rhode Island 02918-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Rhode Island School of Design

    2 College St, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Rhode Island Vs. National Visual Communications Employment

Rhode Island 670
National 270,000

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

Employment Growth for Visual communications professionals In Rhode Island

960 810 710 730 670
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Visual Communications is a shrinking field in Rhode Island. There were 290 less visual communications professionals working in Rhode Island in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of visual communications has shrunk by 30% in Rhode Island. This is faster than the trend for visual communications professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of visual communications professionals has grown by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Visual Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Rhode Island

$41,627 $42,700 $45,120 $48,220 $48,605
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Visual Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to visual communications professionals are growing in Rhode Island. Visual communications professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $41,627 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $48,605 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Visual communications professionals in Rhode Island

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, visual communications professionals' salaries grew by 14% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 122% pay differential between the highest paid visual communications professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of visual communications in Rhode Island.

Average Salaries for Visual communications professionals and related professions in Rhode Island

Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Interior Design
Visual Communications
Web Design

In Rhode Island, visual communications professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Visual Communications programs available for each degree type for all schools in Rhode Island


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited visual communications schools in Rhode Island is increasing. In 2006 there were 160 visual communications graduates from visual communications courses in Rhode Island and in 2010 there were 161 graduates.

This represents a 1% increase in the number of visual communications degree or certificate school graduates in Rhode Island state. A majority of these graduates, or 75%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in visual communications.

Visual Communications Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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