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Physics Schools In Rhode Island

Rhode Island has 4 accredited physics schools where physics faculty who teach physics classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in physics in the state of Rhode Island, which encompasses physics training at the following levels:


  1. Brown University

    One Prospect Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02912

    15 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Providence College

    1 Cunningham Square, Providence, Rhode Island 02918-0001

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

    600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

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

    Kingston, Rhode Island 02881

    160 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Rhode Island Vs. National Physics Employment

Rhode Island 50
National 16,860

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

Employment Growth for Physics professionals In Rhode Island

40 No data No data No data 50
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physics professionals is growing in Rhode Island. 10 more physics professionals were working in Rhode Island in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of physics has grown by 25% in Rhode Island. This growth is faster than the change in the number of physics professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of physics professionals has grown by 9% from 2006 to 2010.

Physics VS. All Professions salaries in Rhode Island

$103,900 No data No data No data $120,690
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by physics professionals is increasing in Rhode Island. In 2006 physics professionals made a mean salary of $103,900 per year, and in 2010 they made $120,690 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Rhode Island

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This represents a 14% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Rhode Island state, within the field of physics, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid physics professionals earn 154% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Rhode Island

Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited physics schools in Rhode Island is increasing. In 2006 there were 60 physics graduates from physics courses in Rhode Island and in 2010 there were 64 graduates.

This represents a 7% increase in the number of physics degree or certificate school graduates in Rhode Island state. A majority of these graduates, or 71%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in physics.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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