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Communications Schools In Rhode Island

Communications classes faculty can choose to work at one of 7 accredited communications schools in Rhode Island. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the communications academic community in Rhode Island, and the future trends in communications training at the following levels:


  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. Roger Williams University

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. 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 Communications Employment

Rhode Island 1,090
National 439,660

Approximately 0% of the country's communications professionals work in Rhode Island state.

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In Rhode Island

1,420 1,120 1,400 1,330 1,090
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of communications professionals is shrinking in Rhode Island. 330 less communications professionals were working in Rhode Island in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 23% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the change in the number of communications professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of communications professionals has shrunk by 8% from 2006 to 2010.

Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Rhode Island

$46,277 $52,426 $50,677 $45,963 $44,828
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of communications professionals is declining, the salaries paid to communications professionals are decreasing in Rhode Island. The mean salary for communications professionals in 2006 was $46,277 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $44,828 per year.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Rhode Island

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This represents a decline in salaries of 3%. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In Rhode Island state, within the field of communications, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid communications professionals earn 170% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Rhode Island

Creative Writing
Fashion Marketing
Public Relations
Visual Communications

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 7 accredited communications schools in Rhode Island is increasing. In 2006 there were 335 communications graduates from communications courses in Rhode Island and in 2010 there were 470 graduates.

This represents a 40% increase in the number of communications degree or certificate school graduates in Rhode Island state. Most of these graduates, or 73%, earned a bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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