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History Schools In Rhode Island

Rhode Island has 7 accredited history schools where history faculty who teach history classes can find employment. The trends in Rhode Island's history academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in history includes history 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 History Employment

Rhode Island 30
National 8,350

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

Employment Growth for History professionals In Rhode Island

40 30 40 30 30
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of history professionals is shrinking in Rhode Island. 10 less history professionals were working in Rhode Island in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of history has shrunk by 25% in Rhode Island. This is faster than the trend for history professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of history professionals has shrunk by 2% between 2006 and 2010.

History VS. All Professions salaries in Rhode Island

$51,200 $53,800 $53,560 $54,760 $58,540
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: History
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by history professionals is increasing in Rhode Island. In 2006 history professionals made a mean salary of $51,200 per year, and in 2010 they made $58,540 per year.

Salary percentiles for History professionals in Rhode Island

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This represents a 13% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of history, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid history professionals earning 118% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Rhode Island state.

Average Salaries for History professionals and related professions in Rhode Island

Liberal Arts
Political Science

History professionals in Rhode Island earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of history professionals is decreasing in Rhode Island state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited history schools in Rhode Island state is increasing. In Rhode Island, there were 303 graduates in 2006. And there were 310 graduates from history courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of history school degree or certificate graduates in Rhode Island by 2%. A majority of these graduates, or 58%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in history.

History Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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