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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Rhode Island

556 Bachelor's Degrees
$63,375 Avg Salary
$24,092 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Rhode IslandEngineering is one of the most popular subjects to study in Rhode Island. With 556 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 7th out of all the majors we track. This means that 0.4% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Engineering Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Rhode Island ranking looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

How Much Do Engineering Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, engineering majors from schools in Rhode Island earn an average salary of $63,375 per year. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 59% more than the average college graduate salary of $39,802.

The national average salary for engineering bachelor's degree holders is $62,200. That's pretty close to the average for students who get their degree from a school in Rhode Island.

Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools in Rhode Island  63,375
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126,800
Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools Nationwide  62,200
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126,800
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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126,800

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in Rhode Island

The highest paid engineering majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in Rhode Island

#1

Brown University

Providence, RI

Brown University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Brown is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Providence.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Rhode Island. Located in the suburb of Kingston, URI is a public college with a large student population.

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Providence College

Providence, RI

Providence College earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Providence is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Providence.

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Roger Williams University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the suburb of Bristol, RWU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Johnson & Wales University - Providence comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Providence, JWU Providence is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the New England Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Vermont 33 272
Maine 32 373
Massachusetts 32 4,807
New Hampshire 31 473
Connecticut 31 1,451

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 146
General Engineering 90
Biomedical Engineering 70
Civil Engineering 48
Chemical Engineering 40

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Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 693
Computer & Information Sciences 474
Mathematics & Statistics 307
Architecture & Related Services 149
Natural Resources & Conservation 148

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Notes and References

  • 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 Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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