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Information Technology Schools in Rhode Island

116 IT students earned their degrees in the state in 2019-2020.

As a degree choice, Information Technology is the 49th most popular major in the 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 53
Bachelor’s Degree 42
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 12
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 12
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 5
Post-Master’s Certificate 5
Associate Degree 4

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 5.2%
  • Black or African American: 4.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.6%
  • White: 51.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 18.1%
  • Other Races: 12.1%

Jobs for Information Technology Grads in Rhode Island

9,180 people in the state and 2,912,080 in the nation are employed in jobs related to IT.


Wages for Information Technology Jobs in Rhode Island

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


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

45 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
17,649 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.28 years. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,031 Total Students

91% of students get financical aid. This private institution charges an average net price of $31,690. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.


Brown University

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
9,948 Total Students

An average student at Brown will pay a net price of $29,392. 90% of the teachers are full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 55% of students receive it.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
5,676 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 9.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 99% of students get financical aid. In their early career, JWU Providence grads earn an average salary of $31,900.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,684 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $5,878.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
4,702 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.13 years to graduate. 100% of students get financical aid. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.00%.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,152 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 50% of students receive it.

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
Information Security Analysts 5% $107,670
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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