There are a handful of Rhode Island four-year colleges assessed in PayScale's report for undergraduate colleges and universities with the highest earning potential.
In terms of earning potential, graduates of Brown University make solid money right after college. Brown alums also make the most midway through their careers.
The school also boasts the highest percentage of alums who feel their jobs have an impact on the world, and the highest number of students who recommend the school as a whole.
Leading industries in Rhode Island include Health Services, Tourism, and Manufacturing. Roger Williams Medical Center; Hasbro Children's Hospital; Met Life; and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island are among the state's largest employers. Many celebrated alums representing a broad spectrum of industries hail from Rhode Island schools, including Lincoln Almond, Nick Greenwood, Lamar Odom, Sean Colson, and Christiane Amanpour.