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Information Technology Schools in Rhode Island

In 2018-2019, 128 students earned their IT degrees in RI.

An Information Technology major is the 49th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Information Technology Majors in Rhode Island

IT majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 76
Bachelor’s Degree 34
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 12
Post-Master’s Certificate 12
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 3
Associate’s Degree 3
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 3

Gender Distribution

In Rhode Island, a IT major is more popular with men than with women.

Information Technology Majors in RI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of IT majors in Rhode Island is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.9%
  • Black or African American: 7.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.2%
  • White: 57.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 10.2%
  • Other Races: 15.6%
Information Technology Majors in RI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Information Technology Grads in Rhode Island

In this state, there are 9,180 people employed in jobs related to an IT degree, compared to 2,912,080 nationwide.

Information Technology Jobs Nationwide vs. RI

Wages for Information Technology Jobs in Rhode Island

IT grads earn an average of $90,600 in the state and $92,030 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 7 colleges in Rhode Island that offer IT degrees. Learn about the most popular 7 below:

45 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
17,465 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.39 years to graduate. In their early career, URI grads earn an average salary of $39,400. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $20,334.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,516 Total Students

An average student at New England Tech will pay a net price of $30,805. The full-time teacher rate is 39%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it.


Brown University

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
96% Graduation Rate
10,333 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 60% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 90% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $52,500 a year.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
6,695 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. It takes the average student 4.20 years to graduate.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
14,775 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $5,826.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
4,838 Total Students

The average student takes 4.17 years to complete their degree at RWU. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $36,142.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,752 Total Students

67% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. In their early career, JWU Online grads earn an average salary of $31,900. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Information Technology Careers in RI

Some of the careers IT majors go into include:

Job Title RI Job Growth RI Median Salary
Computer User Support Specialists 11% $53,480
Computer and Information Systems Managers 11% $141,670
Computer Workers 11% $79,840
Computer Network Support Specialists 10% $53,320
Database Administrators 9% $93,780
Computer Network Architects 9% $120,770
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 5% $87,290
Managers 4% $114,950

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to IT.

Major Annual Graduates in RI
Computer Science 339
Computer Information Systems 123
Computer Programming 87
Computer Systems Networking 67
Computer Software Applications 49
Other Computer Sciences 17
Information Science 2

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