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Liberal Arts Schools In Rhode Island

Rhode Island has 8 accredited liberal arts schools where liberal arts faculty who teach liberal arts classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in liberal arts in the state of Rhode Island, which encompasses liberal arts 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. Community College of Rhode Island

    400 East Ave, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-1807

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

    Kingston, Rhode Island 02881

    160 U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Roger Williams University

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. 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 Liberal Arts Employment

Rhode Island 360
National 69,880

Approximately 1% of the country's liberal arts professionals work in Rhode Island state.

Employment Growth for Liberal arts professionals In Rhode Island

No data 430 460 370 360
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Liberal Arts VS. All Professions salaries in Rhode Island

No data $69,760 $73,950 $77,980 $81,170
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in Rhode Island

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In the state of Rhode Island, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of liberal arts. The pay differential between the highest paid liberal arts professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 237%

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in Rhode Island

Liberal Arts

In Rhode Island, liberal arts professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts programs available for each degree type for all schools in Rhode Island


The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited liberal arts schools in Rhode Island is increasing. In 2006 there were 427 liberal arts graduates from liberal arts courses in Rhode Island and in 2010 there were 598 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of liberal arts school degree or certificate graduates in Rhode Island by 40%. Most of these graduates, or 57%, earned an bachelor's degree in liberal arts.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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