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Public Policy Schools in Rhode Island

In 2018-2019, 147 students earned their Public Policy degrees in RI.

A Public Policy major is the 42nd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Public Policy Majors in Rhode Island

Public Policy majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 74
Bachelor’s Degree 69
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 4

Gender Distribution

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

Public Policy Majors in RI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 9.5%
  • Black or African American: 4.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.8%
  • White: 56.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 15.0%
  • Other Races: 8.2%
Public Policy Majors in RI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Policy Grads in Rhode Island

In this state, there are 2,330 people employed in jobs related to a public policy degree, compared to 740,490 nationwide.

Public Policy Jobs Nationwide vs. RI

Wages for Public Policy Jobs in Rhode Island

Public Policy grads earn an average of $122,390 in the state and $99,480 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 2 colleges in Rhode Island that offer public policy degrees. Learn about the most popular 2 below:


Brown University

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

This private institution charges an average net price of $31,685. The student loan default rate is 1.00% which is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $52,500 after earning their degree at this institution.

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

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 95% of students receive it. This public school has an average net price of $20,334. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.40%.

Public Policy Careers in RI

Some of the careers public policy majors go into include:

Job Title RI Job Growth RI Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 19% $0
Medical and Health Services Managers 11% $112,490
Political Science Professors 10% $101,100
Education Professors 7% $75,530
Social Scientists 0% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in RI
Social Work 240
Public Administration 62
Human Services 19
Community Organization & Advocacy 13

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