10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Rhode Island For 2019

by Chris Kolmar
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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. Providence College
  2. Bryant University
  3. Salve Regina University
  4. Roger Williams University
  5. Roger Williams University School of Law
  6. University of Rhode Island
  7. Rhode Island College
  8. Brown University
  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, Providence College, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Rhode Island.’

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Rhode Island

Rank College Employed
1 Providence College 95.28%
2 Bryant University 94.52%
3 Salve Regina University 94.16%
4 Roger Williams University 94.05%
5 Roger Williams University School of Law 94.05%
6 University of Rhode Island 93.19%
7 Rhode Island College 92.66%
8 Brown University 92.09%
9 Johnson & Wales University-Providence 90.05%
10 Johnson & Wales University-Online 90.05%
11 New England Institute of Technology 87.72%
12 Rhode Island School of Design 84.29%
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