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Economics Schools in Rhode Island

373 students earned Economics degrees in Rhode Island in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Economics is the 5th most popular major in the 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 338
Master’s Degree 21
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 14
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 14
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 14

Gender Distribution

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

Economics Majors in RI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 6.2%
  • Black or African American: 1.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.0%
  • White: 57.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 18.8%
  • Other Races: 7.8%
Economics Majors in RI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

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.

Economics Jobs Nationwide vs. RI

Wages for Economics Jobs in Rhode Island

Economics grads earn an average of $114,660 in the state and $115,590 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

#1

Brown University

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

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 7 to 1. The student loan default rate is 1.00% which is lower than average. 90% of the teachers are full time.

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

The average student takes 4.39 years to complete their degree at URI. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 95% of students receive it. This public school has an average net price of $20,334.

#3

Providence College

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

12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $48,700 after earning their degree at this institution. Most students complete their degree in 4.03 years.

#4

Bryant University

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

It takes the average student 4.06 years to graduate. An average student at Bryant will pay a net price of $38,050. 57% of the teachers are full time.

8 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. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $44,400 after earning their degree at this institution.

#6

Rhode Island College

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

The student loan default rate of 7.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Graduates earn an average $33,600 after graduation. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $10,523.

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

An average student at RWU will pay a net price of $36,142. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.70%. Most students complete their degree in 4.17 years.

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 20% $69,150
Managers 4% $114,950

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