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Information Technology Schools in Rhode Island

88 IT students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Information Technology is the 12th 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 76
Post-Master’s Certificate 12
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 12

Gender Distribution

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

Information Technology Majors in RI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.5%
  • Black or African American: 9.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.5%
  • White: 58.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 10.2%
  • Other Races: 13.6%
Information Technology Majors in RI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

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.

Information Technology Jobs Nationwide vs. RI

Wages for Information Technology Jobs in Rhode Island

A typical salary for a IT grad in the state is $90,600, compared to a typical salary of $92,030 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 5 colleges in Rhode Island that offer IT degrees. Learn about the most popular 5 below:

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

Most students complete their degree in 4.39 years. The 4.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 67%.


Brown University

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

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $52,500 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. This private school has an average net price of $31,685.

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

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. The student loan default rate is 7.00% which is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it.

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

It takes the average student 4.17 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 41% are considered full time. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $36,142.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,752 Total Students

An average student at JWU Online will pay a net price of $18,779. In their early career, JWU Online grads earn an average salary of $31,900. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

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
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 98
Other Computer Sciences 17
Computer Information Systems 12

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