Best Colleges in Rhode Island by Salary Potential

Before you invest in a bachelor’s degree, find out which schools pay off. These are the Rhode Island colleges with the highest-paid graduates.

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Bachelor's Only
Salary data for alumni who earned a bachelor's degree and did not go on to earn any additional degrees.
All Alumni
Salary data for all alumni who earned a bachelor's degree, including but not limited to those who went on to earn additional degrees from any school.
Rank 
School Name 
School Type
Degree Type 
School Sector
Early Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 0-5 years experience
Mid-Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 10+ years experience
% High Meaning
 
% alumni who say their work makes the world a better place
% STEM Degrees
 
% degrees awarded in science, technology, engineering or math subjects
1Ivy League, Private School, Research University, For Sports FansBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$65,400$131,60046%42%

1Brown University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$65,400
Mid-Career Pay$131,600
% High Meaning46%
% STEM Degrees42%
2Business, Private School, For Sports FansBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$58,700$108,40037%8%

2Bryant University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$58,700
Mid-Career Pay$108,400
% High Meaning37%
% STEM Degrees8%
3Party School, Private School, Religious, For Sports FansBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$56,900$107,40043%11%

3Providence College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$56,900
Mid-Career Pay$107,400
% High Meaning43%
% STEM Degrees11%
4Party School, Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$53,000$99,80049%18%

4University of Rhode Island
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$53,000
Mid-Career Pay$99,800
% High Meaning49%
% STEM Degrees18%
5Art, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$53,300$98,80037%0%

5Rhode Island School of Design
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$53,300
Mid-Career Pay$98,800
% High Meaning37%
% STEM Degrees0%
6Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$50,300$92,50043%14%

6New England Institute of Technology
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$50,300
Mid-Career Pay$92,500
% High Meaning43%
% STEM Degrees14%
7Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$52,300$88,20048%12%

7Roger Williams University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$52,300
Mid-Career Pay$88,200
% High Meaning48%
% STEM Degrees12%
8Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$51,800$87,60051%6%

8Salve Regina University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$51,800
Mid-Career Pay$87,600
% High Meaning51%
% STEM Degrees6%
9Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$47,600$80,50046%0%

9Johnson & Wales University-Online
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$47,600
Mid-Career Pay$80,500
% High Meaning46%
% STEM Degrees0%
10State SchoolBachelorsPublic$46,600$80,40052%5%

10Rhode Island College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$46,600
Mid-Career Pay$80,400
% High Meaning52%
% STEM Degrees5%
11Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$46,400$75,20042%5%

11Johnson & Wales University-Providence
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$46,400
Mid-Career Pay$75,200
% High Meaning42%
% STEM Degrees5%
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There are a number 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 a high percentage of alums who feel their jobs have an impact on the world, and a high 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.


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