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Human Resources Schools In Rhode Island

Human Resources classes faculty can choose to work at one of 6 accredited human resources schools in Rhode Island. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in human resources in the state of Rhode Island, which encompasses human resources training at the following levels:


  1. Bryant University

    1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917-1291

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

    Kingston, Rhode Island 02881

    160 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Salve Regina University

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

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Professional Trends

Rhode Island Vs. National Human Resources Employment

Rhode Island 2,880
National 635,670

Of all of the human resources professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Rhode Island.

Employment Growth for Human resources professionals In Rhode Island

1,780 1,440 1,690 1,540 1,120
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Human Resources is a shrinking field in Rhode Island. There were 660 less human resources professionals working in Rhode Island in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 37% decline in the field. This decline is slower than the national trend for human resources professionals which shows a 37% decrease in the number of human resources professionals working around the nation.

Human Resources VS. All Professions salaries in Rhode Island

$39,960 $41,320 $42,845 $46,095 $76,690
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Human Resources
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to human resources professionals are growing in Rhode Island. The mean salary for human resources professionals in 2006 was $39,960 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $76,690 per year.

Salary percentiles for Human resources professionals in Rhode Island

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This represents a growth in salaries of 48%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 103% pay differential between the highest paid human resources professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of human resources in Rhode Island.

Average Salaries for Human resources professionals and related professions in Rhode Island

Business Administration
Business Management
Human Resources

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

Educational Trends

Human Resources programs available for each degree type for all schools in Rhode Island


As the number of human resources professionals is decreasing in Rhode Island state, the number of students graduating from the 6 accredited human resources schools in Rhode Island state is decreasing. In 2006, 69 students graduated from human resources courses in Rhode Island. And in 2010, 18 students graduated.

This represents a 74% decrease in the number of human resources degree or certificate school graduates in Rhode Island state. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in human resources.

Human Resources Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of human resources faculty in Rhode Island, growth in the field of human resources academia and human resources faculty salaries in Rhode Island. If you are involved in teaching human resources courses to students at the certificate in human resources, bachelors degree in human resources, and masters degree in human resources levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future human resources faculty in Rhode Island. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see the data we have collected thus far.

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