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Industrial Design Schools In Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, there is only one accredited school where industrial design classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Rhode Island's industrial design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in industrial design includes industrial design training at the following levels:


  1. Rhode Island School of Design

    2 College St, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Rhode Island Vs. National Industrial Design Employment

Rhode Island 300
National 28,670

Approximately 1% of the country's industrial design professionals work in Rhode Island state.

Employment Growth for Industrial design professionals In Rhode Island

580 520 420 310 300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of industrial design professionals is shrinking in Rhode Island. In Rhode Island, 280 less industrial design professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of industrial design has shrunk by 48% in Rhode Island. This decline is faster than the change in the number of industrial design professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of industrial design professionals has shrunk by 15% from 2006 to 2010.

Industrial Design VS. All Professions salaries in Rhode Island

$55,310 $53,800 $56,730 $59,850 $62,030
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Industrial Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of industrial design professionals is declining, the salaries paid to industrial design professionals are increasing in Rhode Island. The mean salary for industrial design professionals in 2006 was $55,310 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $62,030 per year.

Salary percentiles for Industrial design professionals in Rhode Island

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 11%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 125% pay differential between the highest paid industrial design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of industrial design in Rhode Island.

Average Salaries for Industrial design professionals and related professions in Rhode Island

Civil Engineering
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Mechanical Engineering

Industrial design professionals in Rhode Island earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Industrial Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Rhode Island


The number of students graduating from the only accredited industrial design school in Rhode Island is increasing. In 2006, 62 students graduated from industrial design courses in Rhode Island. And in 2010, 76 students graduated.

This represents a 23% increase in the number of industrial design degree or certificate school graduates in Rhode Island state. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial design.

Industrial Design Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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