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Public Relations Schools In Rhode Island

Rhode Island has 2 accredited public relations schools where public relations faculty who teach public relations classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in public relations in the state of Rhode Island, which encompasses public relations training at the following levels:


  1. Johnson & Wales University

    8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, Rhode Island 02903-3703

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

    Kingston, Rhode Island 02881

    160 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Rhode Island Vs. National Public Relations Employment

Rhode Island 230
National 53,460

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

Employment Growth for Public relations professionals In Rhode Island

240 310 310 270 230
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Public Relations is a shrinking field in Rhode Island. 10 less public relations professionals were working in Rhode Island in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of public relations professionals has shrunk by 4%. This decline is slower than the national trend for public relations professionals which shows a 21% increase in the number of public relations professionals working around the nation.

Public Relations VS. All Professions salaries in Rhode Island

$92,870 $97,820 $104,060 $123,860 $133,400
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Relations
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by public relations professionals is increasing in Rhode Island. In 2006 public relations professionals made a mean salary of $92,870 per year, and in 2010 they made $133,400 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public relations professionals in Rhode Island

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Thus, public relations professionals' salaries grew by 30% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 169% pay differential between the highest paid public relations professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of public relations in Rhode Island.

Average Salaries for Public relations professionals and related professions in Rhode Island

Business Administration
Business Management
Fashion Marketing
Political Science
Public Relations

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

Educational Trends

Public Relations programs available for each degree type for all schools in Rhode Island


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited public relations schools in Rhode Island is decreasing. In 2006 there were 138 public relations graduates from public relations courses in Rhode Island and in 2010 there were 88 graduates.

This represents a 36% decrease in the number of public relations degree or certificate school graduates in Rhode Island state. 67% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in public relations.

Public Relations Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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