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Engineering Schools In Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, there are 6 accredited schools where engineering classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the engineering academic community in Rhode Island, and the future trends in engineering training at the following levels:


  1. Brown University

    One Prospect Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02912

    15 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Johnson & Wales University

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

    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. Community College of Rhode Island

    400 East Ave, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-1807

    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



Professional Trends

Rhode Island Vs. National Engineering Employment

Rhode Island 5,880
National 1,704,460

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

Employment Growth for Engineering professionals In Rhode Island

5,300 6,030 5,840 5,870 4,560
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Rhode Island, engineering is a shrinking field. There were 740 less engineering professionals working in Rhode Island in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of engineering has shrunk by 14% in Rhode Island. This decline is slower than the national trend for engineering professionals which shows a 23% decrease in the number of engineering professionals working around the nation.

Engineering VS. All Professions salaries in Rhode Island

$64,602 $71,541 $64,553 $75,251 $76,161
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Engineering
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of engineering professionals is declining, the salaries paid to engineering professionals are increasing in Rhode Island. The mean salary for engineering professionals in 2006 was $64,602 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $76,161 per year.

Salary percentiles for Engineering professionals in Rhode Island

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Thus, engineering professionals' salaries grew by 15% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Rhode Island, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of engineering. The pay differential between the highest paid engineering professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 77%

Average Salaries for Engineering professionals and related professions in Rhode Island

Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Software Engineering

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited engineering schools in Rhode Island is decreasing. In 2006 there were 474 engineering graduates from engineering courses in Rhode Island and in 2010 there were 427 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of engineering school degree or certificate graduates in Rhode Island by 10%. A majority of these graduates, or 47%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in engineering.

Engineering Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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