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Economics Schools in Rhode Island

375 students earned Economics degrees in Rhode Island in the 2020-2021 year.

An Economics major is the 5th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Economics Majors in Rhode Island

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 341
Master’s Degree 19
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 15
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 15
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 15

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 9.9%
  • Black or African American: 4.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.2%
  • White: 56.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 15.7%
  • Other Races: 6.7%

Jobs for Economics Grads in Rhode Island

In this state, there are 2,990 people employed in jobs related to an economics degree, compared to 1,144,130 nationwide.


Wages for Economics Jobs in Rhode Island

A typical salary for a economics grad in the state is $114,660, compared to a typical salary of $115,590 nationwide.


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


Brown University

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

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $60,341 after earning their degree at this institution. This private institution charges an average net price of $29,544. It takes the average student 4.15 years to graduate.

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

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $51,827 a year. It takes the average student 4.28 years to graduate. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $18,638.


Providence College

62 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
4,821 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.04 years to graduate. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 76% of students receive it.


Bryant University

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
3,674 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 0.90%. This private institution charges an average net price of $40,533. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

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

It takes the average student 4.08 years to graduate. This private school has an average net price of $33,806. 94% of the teachers are full time.


Rhode Island College

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
7,072 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. It takes the average student 4.70 years to graduate.

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

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 39% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $36,054.

Economics Careers in RI

Some of the careers economics majors go into include:

Job Title RI Job Growth RI Median Salary
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 21% $69,150
Managers 4% $114,950

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