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2020 Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in Rhode Island

Electrical Engineering is a popular major and Rhode Island is the 47th most popular state for students studying this major. 53 of the 31,993 Electrical Engineering degrees awarded last year were given by schools in Rhode Island. With so many options it can be a challenge finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in Rhode Island ranking analyzed 1 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 schools for Electrical Engineering students in Rhode Island.

Choosing a Great Electrical Engineering School

Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in Rhode Island The EE program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

A electrical engineering degree from colleges on this list typically results in above average income after graduation. Recent electrical engineering graduates from Rhode Island schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $67,900 in 2017-2018.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Electrical Engineering students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other electrical engineering students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized electrical engineering related accrediting body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Electrical Engineering students in Rhode Island.

Best Schools to Study Electrical Engineering in Rhode Island

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study electrical engineering.

Best EE Colleges in Rhode Island

Doctorate Highest Degree Type
11.4% Growth in Graduates
$67,900 Median Starting Salary

It is difficult to beat University of Rhode Island if you wish to pursue electrical engineering as a major. URI is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Kingston.

For those interested in something more advanced, URI also offers 2 different higher degree levels in electrical engineering, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Students who graduate from the EE program make an average of $67,900 in the first couple years of their career.

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Best Electrical Engineering Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best Electrical Engineering Schools in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 311 1,269
Connecticut 250 409
New Hampshire 222 39
Maine 213 35
Vermont 195 26

One of 38 majors within the Engineering area of study, Electrical Engineering has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 46,014
Civil Engineering 21,299
Computer Engineering 15,329
Chemical Engineering 14,729
Biomedical Engineering 11,483

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to NASA.

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