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Information Technology Schools in Rhode Island

53 students earned IT degrees in Rhode Island in the 2020-2021 year.

In terms of popularity, Information Technology is the 22nd most popular major in the state out of a total 142 majors commonly available.

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 49
Post-Master’s Certificate 4
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 4

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.8%
  • Black or African American: 5.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.7%
  • White: 47.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 26.4%
  • Other Races: 11.3%

Jobs for Information Technology Grads in Rhode Island

There are 9,180 people in the state and 2,912,080 people in the nation working in IT jobs.


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.


There are 4 colleges in Rhode Island that offer IT degrees. Learn about the most popular 4 below:

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

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $51,827 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid. The student loan default rate is 4.30% which is lower than average.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
5,676 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,268 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The average student takes 4.14 years to complete their degree at JWU Providence.

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

100% of students get financical aid. An average student at RWU will pay a net price of $36,054. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $51,017 a year.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,031 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $35,654. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $38,892 a year.

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 106
Computer Software Applications 11
Computer Information Systems 8
Other Computer Sciences 8

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