Best Community Colleges in Rhode Island by Salary Potential

Everyone wants to make more money and have a fulfilling career. Learn more about Rhode Island’s top two-year colleges based on alumni salary.

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RankSchool NameSchool SectorEarly Career Pay
Mid-Career Pay
% High Meaning
% STEM Degrees
Rank:1School Name:Roger Williams UniversitySchool Sector:Private not-for-profitEarly Career Pay:$47,900Mid-Career Pay:$68,800% High Meaning:-% STEM Degrees:12%
Rank:2School Name:New England Institute of TechnologySchool Sector:Private not-for-profitEarly Career Pay:$44,900Mid-Career Pay:$68,200% High Meaning:51%% STEM Degrees:14%
Rank:3School Name:Providence CollegeSchool Sector:Private not-for-profitEarly Career Pay:$47,400Mid-Career Pay:$68,000% High Meaning:-% STEM Degrees:11%
Rank:4School Name:Community College of Rhode IslandSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$45,900Mid-Career Pay:$63,700% High Meaning:56%% STEM Degrees:3%
Rank:5School Name:Johnson & Wales University-ProvidenceSchool Sector:Private not-for-profitEarly Career Pay:$38,900Mid-Career Pay:$57,300% High Meaning:46%% STEM Degrees:5%

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Rhode Island is one of the smallest states in the country, but PayScale has salary data for a selection of community colleges that offer associate degrees in The Ocean State.

The Community College of Rhode Island is the home to some of the highest paid graduates with associate degrees. The Community College of Rhode Island’s main campus is in Warwick, but there are five other satellite campuses. Four percent of associate degrees from CCRI are in STEM subjects.

The New England Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit college that emphasizes science, technology, engineering and math subjects.