The Rhode Island School Directory

Study in Rhode Island, RI

In Rhode Island, pursue your academic dreams in health care and government.

Rhode Island schools: smallest state offers big opportunities

Nicknamed “the Ocean State” and probably most well-known as the smallest state in the United States, Rhode Island measures only 37 miles wide and 48 miles long. Though small, Rhode Island boasts a vibrant history and is near the heart of the nation’s Capitol. If this small state sounds like someplace you’d like to pursue your academic studies, consider these facts:

  • An estimated 11.7 percent of Rhode Island’s total population of 1,069,725 have completed a higher education degree of bachelor’s or higher.
  • The private job sector is largest, with health care and government occupations being the driving industries.
  • An estimated 20.5 percent of Rhode Island residents work in the state’s largest city and capital, Providence.

The two leading cities for Rhode Island’s job market are Providence and Warwick. Providence employs the largest number of private job sector employees in the state, with a total of 19.8 percent. The two leading industries in Providence are health care and government with a total of 76,912 employed in the health care private sector, and 60,652 employed in the government sector.

The mean annual wage for health care workers in Rhode Island was $71,820, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Rhode Island schools offer varied degrees including associate, bachelor’s, master’s and certification or diploma programs. If you with to pursue a career in health care or government, receiving a degree from one of Rhode Island’s colleges, universities or technical schools can prepare you with the skills you need for these fields among many others. Depending on the program you choose, the school’s directory can often provide more information.