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Woodworking at Rhode Island School of Design

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Woodworking at Rhode Island School of Design

If you plan to study woodworking, take a look at what Rhode Island School of Design has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

RISD is located in Providence, Rhode Island and approximately 2,501 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 students received a bachelor's degree in woodworking from RISD.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Woodworking section at the bottom of this page.

RISD Woodworking Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Woodworking
  • Master’s Degree in Woodworking

RISD Woodworking Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks woodworking programs across the country. The following shows how RISD performed in these rankings.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The woodworking major at RISD is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Woodworking. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Woodworking Bachelor’s Degree Schools 1
Most Focused Woodworking Master’s Degree Schools 1
Most Popular Woodworking Master’s Degree Schools 1
Most Focused Woodworking Bachelor’s Degree Schools 1
Most Popular Woodworking Schools 3
Most Focused Woodworking Schools 5

In 2019, 11 students received their master’s degree in woodworking from RISD. This makes it the #1 most popular school for woodworking master’s degree candidates in the country.

Woodworking Student Demographics at RISD

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the woodworking majors at Rhode Island School of Design.

RISD Woodworking Bachelor’s Program

57% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 30 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Woodworking from RISD in 2018-2019, 43% were men and 57% were women. The typical woodworking bachelor's degree program is made up of only 12% women. So female students are more repesented at RISD since its program graduates 44% more women than average.

RISD Gender Breakdown of Woodworking Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 3% more racial-ethnic minorities in its woodworking bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a bachelor's in woodworking.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Woodworking Majors at Rhode Island School of Design
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 13
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

RISD Woodworking Master’s Program

27% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 students graduated with a master's degree in woodworking from RISD. About 73% were men and 27% were women.

RISD Gender Breakdown of Woodworking Master's Degree Grads

In the woodworking master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 36% of degree recipients. That is 10% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a master's in woodworking.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Woodworking Majors at Rhode Island School of Design
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 4
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

RISD also has a doctoral program available in woodworking. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Woodworking Grads May Go Into

A degree in woodworking can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for RI, the home state for Rhode Island School of Design.

Occupation Jobs in RI Average Salary in RI
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 370 $45,380
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 $32,730
Furniture Finishers 70 $41,200
Wood Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $29,970

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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