These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Rhode Island For 2019

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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Rhode Island has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in RI, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Rhode Island.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Rhode Island:

  1. Salve Regina University
  2. Roger Williams University
  3. Roger Williams University School of Law
  4. Bryant University
  5. Providence College
  6. University of Rhode Island
  7. Brown University
  8. Rhode Island College
  9. Johnson & Wales University-Providence
  10. Johnson & Wales University-Online

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Rhode Island has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Rhode Island For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 12 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Rhode Island that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Salve Regina University, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Rhode Island.’

1. Salve Regina University

Salve Regina University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Newport
Employed: 95.9%

2. Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Bristol
Employed: 94.68%

3. Roger Williams University School of Law

Roger Williams University School of Law

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Bristol
Employed: 94.68%

4. Bryant University

Bryant University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Smithfield
Employed: 94.62%

5. Providence College

Providence College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Providence
Employed: 94.33%

6. University of Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Kingston
Employed: 92.84%

7. Brown University

Brown University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Providence
Employed: 91.49%

8. Rhode Island College

Rhode Island College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Providence
Employed: 91.39%

9. Johnson & Wales University-Providence

Johnson & Wales University-Providence

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Providence
Employed: 89.68%

10. Johnson & Wales University-Online

Johnson & Wales University-Online

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Providence
Employed: 89.68%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Rhode Island

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Rhode Island, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Rhode Island by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Rhode Island

Rank College Employed
1 Salve Regina University 95.9%
2 Roger Williams University 94.68%
3 Roger Williams University School of Law 94.68%
4 Bryant University 94.62%
5 Providence College 94.33%
6 University of Rhode Island 92.84%
7 Brown University 91.49%
8 Rhode Island College 91.39%
9 Johnson & Wales University-Providence 89.68%
10 Johnson & Wales University-Online 89.68%
11 New England Institute of Technology 86.93%
12 Rhode Island School of Design 84.36%