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Accounting Schools in Rhode Island

In 2018-2019, 622 students earned their Accounting degrees in RI.

In this state, Accounting is the 2nd most popular major out of a total 20 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Accounting Majors in Rhode Island

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 491
Master’s Degree 83
Associate’s Degree 38
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 10

Gender Distribution

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

Accounting Majors in RI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.0%
  • Black or African American: 5.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.7%
  • White: 64.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.4%
  • Other Races: 7.4%
Accounting Majors in RI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Accounting Grads in Rhode Island

17,010 people in the state and 4,307,910 in the nation are employed in jobs related to accounting.

Accounting Jobs Nationwide vs. RI

Wages for Accounting Jobs in Rhode Island

Accounting grads earn an average of $75,050 in the state and $78,820 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 8 colleges in Rhode Island that offer accounting degrees. Learn about the most popular 8 below:


Bryant University

174 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
3,640 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. It takes the average student 4.06 years to graduate. 57% of the teachers are full time.

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

67% of the teachers are full time. The 4.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $20,334.


Rhode Island College

93 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
7,523 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.77 years to graduate. In their early career, RIC grads earn an average salary of $33,600. 100% of the teachers are full time.

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

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. The average student takes 4.20 years to complete their degree at JWU Providence.


Providence College

67 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
4,618 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.03 years. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $48,700 a year.

48 Degrees in Major Awarded
14,775 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $26,000 after graduation. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 41%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $42,600 after earning their degree at this institution.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
2,771 Total Students

The average student takes 4.08 years to complete their degree at Salve Regina. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Accounting Careers in RI

Some of the careers accounting majors go into include:

Job Title RI Job Growth RI Median Salary
Financial Managers 17% $129,900
Budget Analysts 12% $80,320
Financial Examiners 11% $87,010
Accountants and Auditors 9% $76,770
Financial Analysts 9% $78,820
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 3% $71,300
Brokerage Clerks 0% $48,920
Statistical Assistants 0% $52,160
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks -2% $47,260
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks -2% $43,690

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

Major Annual Graduates in RI
Business Administration & Management 1,571
Finance & Financial Management 612
Marketing 576
Hospitality Management 228
Entrepreneurial Studies 181
International Business 146
Human Resource Management 146
Business & Commerce 104

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