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Accounting Schools In Rhode Island

Rhode Island has 8 accredited accounting schools where accounting faculty who teach accounting classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in accounting in the state of Rhode Island, which encompasses accounting training at the following levels:


  1. Bryant University

    1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917-1291

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  2. Johnson & Wales University

    8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, Rhode Island 02903-3703

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  3. Providence College

    1 Cunningham Square, Providence, Rhode Island 02918-0001

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  4. Rhode Island College

    600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

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  5. Community College of Rhode Island

    400 East Ave, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-1807

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  6. University of Rhode Island

    Kingston, Rhode Island 02881

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

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

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  8. Salve Regina University

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

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Professional Trends

Rhode Island Vs. National Accounting Employment

Rhode Island 13,440
National 3,526,740

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

Employment Growth for Accounting professionals In Rhode Island

14,250 15,760 15,370 14,720 13,440
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Rhode Island, accounting is a shrinking field. 810 less accounting professionals were working in Rhode Island in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 6% decline in the field. This decline is slower than the change in the number of accounting professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of accounting professionals has shrunk by 7% from 2006 to 2010.

Accounting VS. All Professions salaries in Rhode Island

$43,002 $44,968 $44,155 $46,413 $45,373
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Accounting
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by accounting professionals is increasing in Rhode Island. Accounting professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $43,002 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $45,373 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Accounting professionals in Rhode Island

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This represents a growth in salaries of 5%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of accounting, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid accounting professionals earning 141% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Rhode Island state.

Average Salaries for Accounting professionals and related professions in Rhode Island

Business Administration
Forensic Accounting
Small Business

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of accounting professionals is decreasing in Rhode Island state, the number of students graduating from the 8 accredited accounting schools in Rhode Island state is increasing. In Rhode Island, there were 439 graduates in 2006. And there were 571 graduates from accounting courses in 2010.

This represents a 30% increase in the number of accounting degree or certificate school graduates in Rhode Island state. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in accounting.

Accounting Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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